Easy Mutton Biryani

by loreenMartin
Easy Mutton Biryani
Easy Mutton Biryani is a dish that nobody can ever resist. This biryani recipe has layers of mutton and saffron-milk infused rice cooked 'dum' style. It has a host of spices and herbs such as star anise, bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, jaiphal, javitri along with chillies, rose water, kewda and saffron cooked with succulent mutton pieces. Be it a dinner party or any celebratory occasion, biryani seems to be an ideal main dish to serve along with a spicy salan or refreshing raita. This biryani is usually made in two styles, one is kacche gosht ki biryani and the other is pakke gosht ki biryani.
Print Recipe
Easy Mutton Biryani
Votes: 15
Rating: 4
You:
Rate this recipe!
Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 50 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Mutton - 1 kg
  • Basmati rice - 1 kg
  • Ginger(paste) - 3 tsp
  • garlic(paste) - 3 tsp
  • Curd - 1/2 cup
  • Saffron powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves and mint leaves(finely chopped) - 1 1/2 cups
  • Green chillies - 6 nos
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder - 3 tbsp
  • Bay leaves(Karuga/Vazhana ela) - 2 nos
  • Cardamom(Elakka) - 3 nos
  • Cloves(Grambu) - 4 nos
  • Cinnamon(Karugapatta) - 3 pieces
  • Onion(thinly sliced) - 4 -
  • Sai jeera(optional) - 1 tsp
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Colour - 2 pinch
  • Salt(As reqd) -
Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 50 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Mutton - 1 kg
  • Basmati rice - 1 kg
  • Ginger(paste) - 3 tsp
  • garlic(paste) - 3 tsp
  • Curd - 1/2 cup
  • Saffron powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves and mint leaves(finely chopped) - 1 1/2 cups
  • Green chillies - 6 nos
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder - 3 tbsp
  • Bay leaves(Karuga/Vazhana ela) - 2 nos
  • Cardamom(Elakka) - 3 nos
  • Cloves(Grambu) - 4 nos
  • Cinnamon(Karugapatta) - 3 pieces
  • Onion(thinly sliced) - 4 -
  • Sai jeera(optional) - 1 tsp
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Colour - 2 pinch
  • Salt(As reqd) -
Votes: 15
Rating: 4
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Wash the meat pieces very well.
  2. Squeeze out all the water very well.
  3. Mix together 11/2 tsp of ginger and garlic paste each, 1/2 cup curd, salt, yellow powder, 1/2 cup of coriander and mint leaves and green chillies without removing the top stalk.
  4. Mix thoroughly well the above mixture with the mutton.
  5. Keep in the refrigerator over night or for at least 2 - 3 hrs.
  6. Heat oil in a vessel.
  7. Add sai jeera.
  8. Add onion and saute, till they turn brown.
  9. Add 1/2 spoon of ginger and garlic paste each and fry well.
  10. Add garam masala powder and fry well.
  11. Add 1/2 cup of mint and coriander leaves and fry well.
  12. Add the marinated mutton and stir well.
  13. Add salt.
  14. Cover and cook on a low fire, till the mutton is cooked. Stir occasionally.
  15. When the mutton is being cooked, heat up another big vessel.
  16. Add water, bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon sticks and cloves and allow it to boil.
  17. Add rice, salt and another 1/2 cup of mint and coriander leaves.
  18. Cook, till half done and strain the rice.
  19. :- Remember not to overcook the rice. :- Use a big vessel so that the rice does not stick with one other. :- Cook, till half done as the rice will get cooked in steam later.
  20. Once the mutton is cooked, there should not be more water in the mutton. If there is more water, then keep the flame high and open the lid and stir.
  21. :- In short, there should be thick gravy with the mutton.
  22. Add the cooked rice into the mutton gravy.
  23. Add 2 tsp of ghee/oil on the rice (optional).
  24. Mix together 2 spoons of water and red/yellow colour and pour this liquid in the center of the rice.
  25. Cover and keep on low fire for 15 mins.
  26. Open and check whether steam is coming out. If yes, cover it again.
  27. Open it and before serving, mix half quantity very well so that each rice is coated with the mutton masala.
Recipe Notes

You can explore this dishKerala Style Mutton Biriyani
You can also visit Fish Biryani

Share this Recipe

Related Posts

15 comments

curryadmin
ms June 26, 2006 - 12:00 am

THANKU FOR THIS RECIPE,I TRIED CAMEOUT WELL,ONLY ONE VARIATION I MADE IS I CHOPPED THE GREEN CHILLIES WHEN I MADE IT SECOND TIME .

Reply
curryadmin
Malaika January 22, 2008 - 12:00 am

Very easy way of making lovely Biryani. Everybody liked it. It was same like Arab Udupi Resturant`s Biryani.

Reply
curryadmin
Rum Cola November 25, 2008 - 12:00 am

Good & Tasty.

Reply
curryadmin
oc July 5, 2009 - 5:28 pm

I tried this recipe today . When I make biriyani usually the flavour of spices exceeds that of mint

Reply
curryadmin
sajan September 22, 2007 - 12:00 am

this is a very good recipe only thing we cooked mutton well but rice after half cooking when mixed to the gravy its taking long time to cook well and dry it completely.still its on the stove.

Reply
curryadmin
Achsa May 18, 2009 - 11:03 am

I made it twice, We love it. Thanks for the recipe

Reply
curryadmin
Remya Rajiv June 13, 2006 - 12:00 am

Hi, I tried this recipe.it has come good that also in the first trial. thanks a lot for sharing such a wonderful recipe……….

Reply
curryadmin
Dewakar August 12, 2006 - 12:00 am

It was really good,best biriyani i have ever cooked

Reply
curryadmin
Ancy Mathew May 31, 2006 - 12:00 am

It was really superb.My friends and family liked it. Everyone should try this. Thanks

Reply
curryadmin
Niki March 20, 2006 - 12:00 am

Guests coming in…try this recipe..it was delicious. I tried biryani for the first time and the result was awesome…although marinade time was just half an hour for me…still the outcome was excellent….recommended strongly.

Reply
curryadmin
sheila March 1, 2006 - 12:00 am

hi i have prepared and its really much better than hotel, and above all it consumes very less time.

thanks loreen

Reply
curryadmin
Sujatha Raj September 24, 2006 - 12:00 am

Hi, I tried this recipe. Very tasty and liked it a lot. My family enjoyed it too.The second time I tried, instead of cooking rice seperately, I added the rice with Cardamom, elachi, cinnamon, bay leaf to the half cooked mutton and it came out really good. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

Reply
curryadmin
Mathew Saji March 12, 2007 - 12:00 am

Hi i am a keralite and i my family loves Mutton Biryani very much we alwasy have in hotels, i tried different kinds at home but was no sucess, but your recepie turned out very very nice and so easy to make. thank you very much. My husband and my mother in law liked it more than my kids. till now i have already prepared it 2 times. Thasnk a lot

Reply
curryadmin
Somya Saji Mathew March 12, 2007 - 12:00 am

I am a Keralite and my family loves mutton biryani very much, we alwasy get from hotels, becuase when i treied at home, it was never sucess, but you recepie has become hit in my house… now i have made this recepie 2 times and everbody likes it specially my husband and motherinlaw. Thansk for this good way of making biryani.

Reply
curryadmin
Niyanta Naik-Das March 3, 2007 - 12:00 am

I have tried this recipe and it is lovely!!!

Reply

Leave a Comment