Bombay Biryani/Bombay Mutton Biryani /Bombay Style Mutton Biryani

bombay style biryani
Being born and brought up in Bombay/Mumbai I have always had the opportunity to taste good food from various cuisines in the city's best restaurants..There are many restaurants in Mumbai which serve authentic biryani to name few the biryani from Lucky's and Delhi darbar & Zaffran  have been the best so far..

This biryani is originated from Mumbai/Bombay  .The difference between this biryani is the addition of fried potatoes.I have already posted a Mutton Biryani recipe before but this is slightly different from the earlier one.this is biryani is delicious where the  succulently cooked  meat is layered with perfectly cooked aromatic  fragrant long grained basmati rice is perfectly cooked with aromatic spices..

For the marination
1/2 kg mutton
1/2 cup curds
1.5 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder/haldi
(To grind to paste)
1 cup coriander leaves
1 cup mint leaves/pudina
2-3 green chillies
1 tbsp jeera/cumin seeds.

for the gravy
2 tomatoes
2 onions sliced & fried till crisp
2-3 potatoes cubed & deep fried
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp mace powder
2 tsp coriander powder

For the rice
1/2 kg basmati Rice
1 tsp shahi jeera
3-4 green cardamon
1 black cardamon
 1 inch Cinnamon stick
5-6 peppercorns
2 bay leaves

layering & garnish
generous pinch of  saffron infused in 1/4 cup warm milk
2 tbsp ghee
2 onions thinly sliced & fried till crisp brown.
3-4 dry plums
dry fruits as needed
1/4 cup milk

the gravy
  • Wash the mutton & marinate with salt ,curds ,red chilli powder ,kiwi & the ground paste and keep aside for 4-5 hours .
  • Heat vessel add  oil & tomatoes  fry till mushy then add the marinated mutton & saute well for about 4-5mins.
  • Then add garam masala powder & mix well .
  •  Add little water  & cook in pressure cooker till mutton is well cooked.
the rice
  • soak basmati rice in water for about an hour then drain water .
  • In a vessel add enough water to cook the rice .
  • Put all the spices under rice add little salt and cook the rice till 3/4th done.
  • Drain the excess water and keep the rice ready.
 Assembling the biryani
  • In a thick bottomed vessel add melted ghee then spread the layer of rice .
  • Crush the fried onions,put the mutton gravy & the nuts & potatoes.
  • Sprinkle some mint & coriander leaves .
  • Pour 1tsp ghee.
  • Spread the remaining rice .
  • Lastly sprinkle the remaining fried onions ,nuts  and the saffron.
  • Pour the remaining ghee.
  • Cover with lid and keep it on stove top on very low flame for 15-20 min.
  • Serve hot with raita.

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  1. Sabroso y picante plato me gusta se ve hermoso,hugs,hugs.

  2. looks super yummy..

  3. looks so yum...will try your method in chicken biryani....

  4. wow biryani looks superb :) love the colors so inviting. Happy to be your new follower you have great collection of recipe. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog today


  5. Hi Gloria,

    with saffron and ghee, your biryani must be very fragrant to eat :D


  6. Lovely biriyani dear. Never tried potatoes in biriyanis before. Will try and link you. :) Happy to follow u

  7. Yum...I love rice dish and this one just sounds and looks the color and everything in it.
    Great recipe Gloria. Have a wonderful week my dear :D

  8. What a delicious and fragrant Biryani, Gloria. I can't tell you how happy I am that you shared this recipe. I would love to try and make it one day. I really appreciate you explaining each step too. Thank you so much for sharing...I would love to have some right now, lol...

  9. Delicious mutton biryani, wonderful flavors and fab...

  10. super duper loved it........yummmy

  11. I want. Pack me that whole vessel of biryani. I can finish in 2 days time

  12. Hi, came back to check out this biryani. I usually make it in the Hyderabadi style and I think trying this one out at the next family do would be great. It looks so good!!
    Lovely to know that you baked focaccia today. Telepathy?:))

  13. I love your mutton biryani recipe.... thanks for sharing!!
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