Memoni Mutton Biryani Recipe

I love biryanis  and keep trying different types of biryani..This one was shared by my college friend Asma it is her moms special biryani ..I have been following this recipe since 12 yrs now and it has never failed me Love this biryani ...Memoni Mutton Biryani uses lots of spices and masala which makes this biryani a flavourful one..Potatoes are added in the biryani some prefer adding fried potatoes to the gravy but i like to arrange the fried potatoes while layering it.

I enjoyed this memoni mutton biryani with  Chicken Malai Seekh Kabab and raita was a real try it out I'm sure you will love it.

muslim memon style mutton biryani,memoni maseledar biryani recipe
for the mutton marination 
1/2 kg Mutton
1/2 -3/4 th cup Curds
1 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
6-7 green chilli ground to paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1  tbsp coriander powder
1 1/2  tsp chilli powder

masala & layering
3 med sized onions thinly sliced
2 tomatoes sliced/chopped
3 potatoes cut in cubes
2-3 tbsp chopped coriander
1 tbsp mint leaves chopped
1 tsp garam masala powder
saffron infused milk/pinch of saffron colour dissolved in 1 tbsp water
1/4 tsp nutmeg /jaiphal powder
1/4 tsp mace/ javitri powder
1/4 tsp green  cardamom /elacihi powder
fried nuts as needed 

for the rice 
1/2 kg rice soaked for 30 mins
1-2 bay leaves
3-4 green cardamom
1/2 tsp black cumin/shahijeera
1 inch cinnamon
mutton biryani recipe,indian mutton biryani recipe


  • Marinate mutton pieces with salt  curds ,chilli paste ,ginger garlic paste ,coriander powder turmeric powder chilli powder and keep aside for 2-4 hrs or overnight in the fridge.
  • Slice 3-4 onions thinly and fry onions till golden brown and crisp
  • Cook the soaked basamati rice till 3/4 th done with bay leaf and whole garam masala as mentioned.
  • Fry potatoes till light golden and keep aside.
  • In pressure cooker vessel add 3 tbsp oil then add the chopped tomatoes and saute add the  marinated mutton and 1 tsp garama masala powder saute for 5-7 mins
  • Add half of the fried onions and fry well.
  • The mixture will leave oil once it reaches this stage add water and the leftover marinade.
  • Cover the pressure cooker with lid and cook till done for about 3-4 whistles
  • Once done ,release the pressure and open the lid.
  • In a thick bottomed pan where you are layering the biryani add 1 tbsp melted ghee or oil then spread half the layer of rice.
  • Add the fried potatoes ,coriander mint leaves ,fried onions  and the mutton masala and the mace nutmeg and cardamom powder.

  • Add the other remaining layer of rice and the chopped  coriander leaves and fried onion slices.
  • Add saffron infused milk ,1 tbsp ghee and nuts if using .
  • Cover the lid tightly and cook on dum for 15-20 mins on a very low flame .
  • Serve hot with raita and Kababs.

easy mutton biryani recipe,how to make memoni mutton biryani

You may want to try other biryani from my blog

Hyderbadi Chicken Biryani

Chicken Tandoori Biryani

Bombay  Mutton Biryani

Green Masala Chicken Biryani

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  1. I love your varieties of biryani,,,another delicacy to the list

  2. Biryani is such a favourite that I jump to see a post with a Biryani heading. I loved your mutton memoni Biryani truly super loaded with spices, flavours and yummmm. The picture of the Biryani with the kebabs by the side has me drooling.

  3. Such a flavorful delicious biryani dear! So tempting!

  4. Yesss!!! Any-time for a plate of this mutton briyani.

  5. Please pass me that plate ......... :) super duper tempting one dear... :)

  6. i am going to try this .. def :) this is so wonderfully made .. in love with memon food

  7. inviting platter dear..yummy,makes me hungry dear

  8. This looks awesome. What an amazing collection of biryani recipes/posts! They all look so very delicious!!

  9. Just looking at it makes me hungry, looks soooooo delicious!