layered mutton biryani

“A rice dish made with mutton, rice, herbs and aromatic spices. A hearty mutton biryani that will amaze your guests! Biryani is a dish that nobody can ever resist. Be it a dinner party or any celebratory occasion, biryani seems to be an ideal main dish to serve along with a spicy salan or refreshing raita.”


For Mutton:

  • 1 kg mutton cleaned and washed well
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 cup beaten yogurt
  • 1 cup deep fried onions finely crushed
  • 1 bunch freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 small cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cloves
  • 3 green cardamoms
  • 2 brown cardamoms
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 5 green chillies vertically slit

For Cooking Rice:

  • water for boiling
  • salt to taste
  • 1 kg basmati rice
  • 3 small cinnamon sticks
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 2 brown cardamoms
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp lemon extracted juice

For Layering or Seasoning:

  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint leaves
  • 4 tbsp deep fried onions
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1/4 cup saffron flavored milk 2 saffron strands dipped in milk


For Cooking Mutton:

  • Take a large bowl or vessel, into it add mutton pieces, add salt, add ginger garlic paste.
  • Add spices such as red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, black pepper corn powder and mix well.
  • Add beaten yogurt, mix well and put it aside.
  • Take a pressure cooker, add oil into the cooker and heat it.
  • Add cinnamon sticks, add cloves, cardamoms, caraway seeds and saute well.
  • Add vertically slit green chillies and saute for few seconds.
  • Add the mixed mutton mixture into it.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves into it.
  • Add deep fried onions into it.
  • Mix the whole mixture well, cook for few minutes and pressure cook the mutton mixture by adding a cup of water.
  • Reduce the steam, and place the cooked mutton aside.

For Cooking Rice:

  • When the mutton is getting tenderized, soak basmati rice in water for 35-40 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, take a cooking vessel, add water generously into it.
  • Add salt according to taste.
  • Add spices such as cinnamon sticks, cardamoms, cloves, bay leaves.
  • Add lemon juice extract into it.
  • Bring the water to a boil.
  • Add the soaked rice into it.
  • Cook the rice until it is 80% done.
  • Strain the rice completely.

For Layering Of Biryani:

  • Take empty cooking vessel, add ghee at the base and coat it well.
  • Add a portion of the mutton mixture and spread it evenly.
  • Over the mutton add a layer a rice.
  • Season the layer with deep fried onions, coriander leaves, mint leaves, saffron flavored milk.
  • Again add the remaining cooked mutton mixture over the seasoning.
  • Add a layer of rice.
  • Season it again with deep fried onions, chopped coriander and mint leaves, lemon juice, saffron flavored milk.
  • Also add some ghee and some oil over the top if required and for fragrance.
  • Cover the lid of the vessel.
  • Switch on the stove.
  • Cook the biryani for 15 minutes low flame.
  • Biryani is done and ready to be served.

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