How to make Mutton Biryani?

What is Mutton Biryani?

Mutton biryani is a popular Indian rice dish that is made with tender pieces of mutton (goat meat) cooked in a blend of aromatic spices and layered with fragrant basmati rice. The dish is typically slow-cooked on a low flame to allow the flavors to meld together.

The spices used in the biryani may vary depending on the region and personal preference, but commonly used ones include cumin, coriander, turmeric, chili powder, garam masala, and bay leaves. The mutton is marinated in a mixture of yogurt and spices before being cooked to tender perfection.

The rice is often cooked separately and then layered with the cooked meat mixture before being steamed together until the flavors have melded together. Some versions of mutton biryani may also include fried onions, nuts, or raisins as a garnish.

Mutton biryani is a flavorful and hearty dish that is often served on special occasions or enjoyed as a delicious and satisfying meal. It is a popular dish in Indian cuisine and can be found in many restaurants and homes throughout the country. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make it:

What are the Ingredients?

500g mutton, cut into small pieces

2 cups basmati rice

3 cups water

2 tbsp oil or ghee

1 onion, sliced

1 tsp ginger paste

1 tsp garlic paste

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp coriander seeds

2 bay leaves

2 cinnamon sticks

2 cardamom pods

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp red chili powder

Salt to taste

1 cup yogurt

1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped

1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped

Fried onions (optional)

How to cook Mutton Biryani?
  1. Rinse the basmati rice in cold water until the water runs clear. Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil or ghee in a large pot over medium heat. Add sliced onions and cook until they are golden brown.
  3. Add ginger paste and garlic paste to the pot and cook for a minute.
  4. Add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, and cardamom pods. Cook for a minute until the spices are fragrant.
  5. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt. Mix well.
  6. Add mutton pieces to the pot and cook for 5-7 minutes until they are browned on all sides.
  7. Mix in yogurt and cook for another 5-7 minutes until the meat is tender.
  8. Drain the soaked rice and add it to the pot. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Add water and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover the pot and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes until the rice is cooked and the water is absorbed.
  10. Once the rice is cooked, turn off the heat and let it sit covered for 5 minutes.
  11. Mix chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves in a bowl.
  12. Fluff the rice with a fork and mix in the coriander and mint mixture.
  13. Garnish with fried onions (optional) and serve hot.

Your mutton biryani is ready to be enjoyed! Enjoy it with raita (or) onion mixed yoghurt and mint chutney.

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