Mutton Biriyani


  • Mutton 500 grams
  • Basmati rice 500 grams (soak in water for 30 minutes)
  • Onions 3 cups thinly sliced
  • Tomatoes 2 cups thinly sliced
  • Ginger 2 inch piece
  • Garlic 10 cloves
  • Green chilies 10 slit lengthwise and sautéed in oil and ground into paste along with ginger and garlic
  • Cinnamon two 1 inch sticks
  • Cloves 4
  • Cardamom 3
  • Bay leaf 1
  • Red chili powder ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric 1 pinch
  • Yogurt 1 cup
  • Mint 1 handful
  • Cilantro 1 handful
  • Ghee ½ cup
  • Oil 1 cup


  1. Add ½ cup oil to the pan and keep the stove on medium heat
  2. Once the oil is hot add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and bay leaves
  3. When the spices have spluttered add the onions and fry till the onions turn light brown
  4. Then add tomatoes and fry till the onions have browned
  5. Add the ginger/garlic/green-chili paste and keep frying for 2 minutes
  6. Add the mutton pieces, little ghee, little oil, and little salt. Fry for 5 minutes
  7. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, and yogurt. Fry to 2 minutes
  8. Add half of the mint and all of the cilantro; both chopped finely. Fry for 3 minutes
  9. Pour the gravy into the electric cooker and add the basmati rice. Add water (2 cups water to 1 cup rice)
  10. When the rice cooker is done cooking add the rest of the mint leaves to the biriyani


  • Cook the mutton with a pinch of salt, and pinch of turmeric in pressure cooker for 2 whistles
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