Authentic Mutton Biryani (Mughlai Cuisine)

A promise is a promise. Some days back I had given a detailed description of Authentic Chicken Biryani and  I promised to give you the recipe of Authentic Mutton Biryani. It requires quiet a lot of skill and patience . The biggest task is to cook mutton in right way. A biryani is said to be good when mutton is just cooked, rice is just cooked and dum is given in right way.

Mutton Biryani should be made with Finest Basmati Rice Available. The crystal clear water of Himalayas is best to grow Basmati Rice. However, it has become such a desirable commodity in the world market that more and more creative techniques are being used to harvest Basmati , the fragrant rice.

August 3 is the Global Friendship Day. So friends, call your friends over, make this delicious One Pot Meal and Have a Wonderful Time. 

And a Picture of the Journey of the Biryani 

To cook 2 kgs of Mutton Biryani, you will need :

1 kg mutton cubes (bone and boneless mix). Keep Mutton cubes little big in size so that the no become paste when cooked with rice.
3 tomatoes chopped
4 tbsp curd
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 cup mint leaves chopped
1/2 cup coriander chopped
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp Everest shahi biryani
1 tsp Everest Meat Masala
2 + 1 tbsp salt
4 cups basmati rice
4 tej patta
8-9 whole black pepper
4-5 laung
2 cinamon sticks
1 star mace
4-5 green cardamom
3 black cardamom
½ cup milk
A pinch of jayfal (nutmeg) powder
5-6 strands of saffron
8 medium size onion cut into julians
5-6 chopped green chilies
Oil for deep frying onion
1 tbsp ghee
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp jira
1 tsp fennel
3 potatoes - peeled and cut into 4 pieces (Optional - used only in Kolkatta Style Biryani)

Steps To Make:

Process 1

Marinate mutton with curd, chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chili powder, 2 tbsp salt , meat masala, shahi biryani masala and ginger garlic paste.
Marinate Mutton overnite for better result.
Heat pressure cooker and 1 tbsp oil.
Add 1 onion finely chopped.
Once onion turns brown, add marinated mutton and cook for a minute on high.
Put the lid on and heat on high for 10 minutes.
Switch off the flame and lift the whistle to allow pressure to drop completely.
Your mutton is now half cooked.

Process 2

Soak Rice for half an hour.
Heat almost 1 litre water in a deep vessel.
Add 1 tsp shahi jira and 1 tsp fennel and 1 tbsp salt.
Add 1 tbsp oil, bay leaves, whole black pepper, cardamo - both green and black, cinnamon sticks, cloves and star mace.
Once water starts boiling add soaked rice to it . Cook till rice is half cooked.
Strain water and keep aside.

Process 3

Heat 3 tbsp oil in a pan.
Cook cut onions till it turns light pink.
At this point, add potatoes and cook till onion turns brown.

Process 4

Take an aluminium vessel and turn the half cooked mutton and make it the lowest layer.
Sprinkle Lemon juice over it.
Add half of the cooked onions and all potato pieces.Mix well.
Sprinkle half of mint leaves, coriander leaves and green chilies.
Put half cooked rice above it.
Sprinkle rest of mint leaves, coriander leaves and green chilies.
Pour 1/2 cup milk soaked with saffron strands and jayfal powder

Cover with a flat plate. Put a heavy weight on it. Cook for 30 minutes on lowest flame.

Serve with Raita.


  1. aah... super biriyani...Looks delicious and looks tasty

    We once prepared it in room but that is a big story...

    We were living in a brahmin math and were advised not to cook anything non veg... but due to a tenage mischief and desire we cooked it without the knowledge of the owner...

    The birriyani was delicious but my mobile phone was lost... The rumors then spread that it was due to a brahmins curse that my mobile was stolen....


  2. ohh...yummy biriyani dear..Very tempting..Yesterday i also had biriyani:)

  3. Wow! Yummy biryani, Soma! It looks delicious and I wanna grab that plate!

  4. Am drooling rite now here..feel like finishing that whole plate!

  5. Delicious briyani dear, cant stop with single serving.

  6. I lov mutton biryani especially when my hubby makes..looks mouthwatering

  7. delicious biriyani, reminds me to make one :)

  8. Wwo....delicious biriyani, looks so yummy.

  9. Thanks for posting such a nice recipe. I really tried it .it is very tasty.To know about chicken biryani recipe visit After trying our recipe please comment your feedback, with good response.

  10. Thank Jaji for stopping by and trying out the recipe. I will surely try out your chicken recipe

  11. After reading the recipe & viewing the images, my Mouth started watering. Going to try out this awesome recipe

  12. Nice blog!! Looks delicious, feel like grabbing the roll right away. Thank you Mutton Roll

  13. Wow! Mouthwatering Aromatic "Mutton Birian"...