Mutton Biryani /Mutton Biryani Recipe

Biryani is one of the most loved and Popular dish in India .There umpteen number of  ways in which Biryani is made Every one have their own recipe. Biryani can be made of Fish ,Chicken Mutton Vegetable Biryani on and so forth..Amongst all Chicken and Mutton Biryani has always been my favourite .This Mutton Biryani is super yummy and easy to prepare,I have used the pressure cooker for cooking the masala gravy ,which makes it quick and easy to follow .

For the Gravy
1 kg Mutton (i used goat meat) cut into medium pieces
1cup curds
1 tbsp  plus 1 tsp ginger  garlic paste
4 onions finely sliced
3 -4 tomatoes chopped
1 kg Basmati Rice soaked for 1-2 hours
1 tsp shahijeera
2 mace/javitri
1 inch cinnamon
3-4 bay leaf
 3 black cardamon
8-9 peppercorns
5- 6 green cardamon
1/2 tsp cloves
2-3 mace
2 star anise  

 to grind to paste
3-4 green chillies
handful of mint leaves
handful of coriander leaves

3potatoes quartered
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
1tsp fennel powder
1/4th cup milk
saffron a generous pinch
salt to taste
oil 1/2 cup
1 tsp rose water
2 tsp ghee


Wash the mutton pieces well and marinate with salt,turmeric,ginger-garlic paste, and curds and marinate  for 4-5 hours or at least 2 hours minimum.

Fry the sliced onions till golden brown and crisp.

Fry the potatoes and keep aside

Grind 2-3 green chillies and fresh coriander and mint leaves to a smooth paste.

 Heat 1/4 th cup milk and add saffron and let it sit for a while.
For the Rice
In a vessel heat sufficient water to cook the rice water and once the water has boiled enough .

Add all the spices under rice and cook the rice till 3/4th done

For the Mutton Gravy.
Heat 1.5 tbsp  oil in a pressure cooker then add the chopped  onions and fry till they are translucent.

Then add tomatoes  and fry till they turn soft then add the ground paste and saute for 5-7 min.

Now add the marinated mutton and fry well for 7-8 min then mix in the garam masala ,fennel powder  and the dried plums.

Add water and pressure cook  for 3 whistles till the mutton has  almost cooked.

Assembling the Biryani.
In a thick bottomed vessel heat 1.5 tsp ghee and arrange the rice layer.

Put a layer of Mutton Gravy  , fried onions and fried potatoes

Spread the rice layer over the Gravy and sprinkle the fried onions and dry fruits on top .

Pour the melted ghee.

Pour the Saffron infused milk and few drops of rose water.

Cover the vessel with a lid and place the vessel on low heat .

Cover on low heat for 20-25 min.

Serve hot with raita .

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  1. so fav...looks fabulous

  2. I haven't had mutton in ages. It's very hard to find here. Your dish looks delicious and love all of the spices and flavors!

  3. yummy yummy yummy...simply yummy

  4. so yummmy.....i love biryani and this is superb.....

  5. perfectly done....looks very tempting

  6. Hi Gloria, your mutton briyani look delicious. Well done! I love this very much.

    Best regards.

  7. very well really learning a lot ...thank you