Mutton Biryani Recipe
- TOTAL TIME1h 5m
- PREP TIME25 m
Mutton Biryani is yet another biryani recipe, which is a perfect fusion of taste and aroma. This indulgent recipe is a true example of Indian culinary heritage. This easy non-vegetarian biryani recipe is prepared with rice and marinated mutton with spices like cumin powder, coriander powder and star anise powder. This Biryani recipe can be made on special occasions and festivals like Eid, anniversaries, Iftar parties, kitty party, game night and even pot lucks! If you have sudden guests dropping by and you are not in mood to prepare an elaborate meal, then this easy Mutton Biryani recipe makes for a delightful main course meal, which can be prepared quickly if all ingredients are in place. To make it more drool worthy, you can add your own twist of flavours to this recipe, however, the basic recipe will remain the same. You can just tweak some spices as per your taste preference and enjoy the delicious flavour of this traditional recipe. What’s more, if you are planning a road trip or a train trip, you can prepare this easy Biryani recipe and pack it well in a hot casserole, this will keep the dish warm and you can relish it anytime. So try this delicious recipe today and impress your family and friends with your cooking skills.It tastes best when paired with Mutton Fry, Rogan Josh, Mutton kormaand keema
- 2 pinches saffron
- 2 green cardamom
- 1/2 cup ghee
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon ginger paste
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
- 1 kilograms mutton
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/2 cup fresh cream
- 4 red chilli
- 2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon garlic paste
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 cup basmati rice
- 1 cup yoghurt (curd)
- 1/2 cup mustard oil
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon powdered star anise
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- salt as required
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1 cup thinly sliced onion
- 1 teaspoon chopped mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves
- 1 teaspoon kasoori methi powder
Mutton Biryani is a classic one pot meal that can easily be made if you know the right proportion of rice, meat and spices. To make this quick Mutton Biryani recipe, first clean and wash mutton under running water. Pat dry with a kitchen towel and keep aside.
Now, add all the marination ingredients in it. Rub well with your fingers so that the marination spreads evenly. Ideally you should leave this meat in the refrigerator overnight. If you have sudden guests coming then, use a fork to bore holes in the mutton, marinate and keep aside for 1-2 hours.
Meanwhile par boil the rice and keep aside, spread on a plate. If you overcook your rice, it will turn sticky, when mixed with the mutton. Dissolve the saffron in ¼ cup milk. Heat some ghee in a pan and fry the cashews and the raisins.
Slice the onions and fry them in the same ghee. Reserve half of the onions and keep aside. Remove the mutton from the refrigerator and allow it to come down to room temperature. This step is important for the proper cooking of the meat. Heat ghee in a deep bottomed vessel. It should have a tight fitting lid.
Once the ghee is sufficiently hot, add the whole spices-cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamoms and cumin. Allow them to splutter. Add whole red chilies and marinate the mutton pieces. Add the onions, ginger and garlic paste and cook covered till the mutton is tender.
Now add garam masala and roast the mutton till the entire water is absorbed and oil separates from it. Remove the mutton from the pan. In the same pan add a layer of cooked rice, followed by a layer of mutton and then again a layer of rice. Between each layer, sprinkle some dry fruits.
The topmost layer should be of rice. Now add the kesar dissolved milk and cream. Pour this evenly over the rice. Cover the lid and cook on low flame for 10-12 minutes. Remove from fire and garnish with onions, mint, kasoori methi, coriander and serve hot with raita.