Easy Mutton Biriyani

Easiest way of preparing a delicious dish
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


  • 1/2 kg Mutton washed and cut into 1 inch size pieces
  • 2 nos Onion 1 is finely sliced & another is to be sliced lenghtwise to fry in ghee to garnish
  • 1 no Tomato medium sized cut round and kept aside to garnish
  • 6-7 nos Green chillies cut or ground
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel Perinjeerakam
  • 1/2 bunch Mint leaves crush into paste, Pudhina
  • 1/2 bunch Coriander leaves crush into paste
  • 1/4 cup Ghee
  • 1/4 cup Oil
  • Salt As reqd
  • 1/2 kg Basmati rice Clean and soak rice for 30 mins
  • 4 sticks Cinnamon Karugapatta
  • 4 nos Cloves Grambu
  • 4 nos Cardamom Elakka

For garnishing:

  • 10 gms Cashew nuts
  • 10 gms Raisins both have to be half fried in ghee and kept aside


  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan or a kadai or can start cooking in pressure cooker itself to save time.
  • Add tomatoes, ground paste, turmeric powder, pepper powder, mint and coriander leaves and saute, till the oil starts to separate.
  • Add mutton and cook,(dont add too much water as the flesh itself will have water in that and should be cooked in that water if cooked in pressure cooker).
  • Add salt to taste.
  • After 1 st whistle keep for 7 minutes on low flame.
  • Cook the rice along with all spices and salt with twice amount of water.(for 1 cup rice 2 cups water).
  • Grease a vessel with little ghee.
  • Spread 1/2 of the rice and place 1/2 of mutton masala over it and then the rest of the rice and again pour ghee and palce the rest of mutton masala and sprinkle fried onions,raisins and cashew and over that arrange the tomato pieces.
  • Close it with a air tight lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Note:- We can marinate the mutton on previous day with the ingredients to make the masala and curd.
  • :- Also the rice and mutton can be cooked together,before which both should be cooked half seperately.In my experience if we are experts we can do like that as the cooking time for meat and rice is different.After cooking meat and rice half,arrange it in layers and cook for 10 more minutes in tightly closed container.
  • :- Same method can be used in making chicken biriyani also.
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