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How to make Mutton Biryani: Indian Rice Recipe

Updated on January 29, 2011

 Mutton biryani is a popular rice dish in India. This recipe involves mutton pieces cooked in spices, ginger, garlic, mint leaves, curd and cardamom. You can cook biryani by using the oven, rice cooker and pressure cooker. I have also included mutton biryani recipe video at the end of this hub.

Mutton Biryani
Mutton Biryani

Ingredients for biryani:

  •  Mutton - 1 kg
  • Onions - 2 (chopped)
  • Tomatoes (medium size) - 4 (chopped)
  • Shan meat masala - 4 tablespoons
  • Clove - 3
  • Cinnamon -3
  • Cardamom -2
  • Bringe leaves - 3
  • Green Chillies - 8 (cut into lengthwise)
  • Ginger garlic paste - 4 tablespoons
  • Mint leaves - 1/2 bunch
  • Curd - 4 tablespoons
  • Oil - 5 tablespoons
  • Ghee - 4 tablespoons
  • Lime juice - 2 tablespoons
  • Rice - 4 cups
  • Water - 8 cups

Cooking method for mutton biryani:

Wash and clean the mutton. Cut into medium size and cook it in the pressure cooker for 3 whistle. Keep aside for later use. Soak the basmati rice for 10 minutes. Take the pan and heat oil and butter. Add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, bringe leaves, onions, and green chillies fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Then add ginger garlic paste for 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes sauté it for few minutes and add curd. Add the mutton pieces, shan meat masala, lime juice and cook until the oil comes out. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Add the rice and 8 cups of water. When it begins to boil, reduce the flame to simmer and pressure cook for 1 whistle. It takes about 10 minutes. Enjoy your mutton biryani and post your comment in the comment section below.

Mutton biryani recipe


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      5 years ago

      thank u so much..!

      its so useful

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      6 years ago

      It is a mouth watering dish... Mmm...! Yummy...

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      6 years ago

      it is very nice and it as one of my favourite dish.thank u

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      M.A Ponmudi Mahalingam 

      7 years ago

      it ver nice i already know how to prepare the biriyani but after this it gives more information thank you

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      7 years ago from USA


      Thanks for stopping by. Good question. Shan meat masala should have the correct amount of salt that is needed.

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      7 years ago

      How it will be tasty without salt?


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