Malabar Mutton Biriyani


Malabar Mutton Biriyani is a unique and distinct traditional dish served for festive occasions, marriages and other special occasions in Malabar region of Kerala. This is very tasty and wholesome mutton preparation, tempting beyond words. The flavorful, aromatic mutton biriyani preparation can be easily prepared at home accompanied with raitha and papad. Without a biriyani dish, any grand party would be incomplete.  You can spot exotic and very flavorful biriyani dishes in Malabar region of Kerala. Malabar Mutton Biriyani is one such dish prepared using Khaima/Jeerakasala rice. The perfect blend of cooked mutton masala, aromatic rice and selected spices makes it lip-smackingly delicious. Malabar Mutton Biriyani is unique and special with flavorful mutton masala and cooked rice arranged in alternate layers. This enhances the taste and keeps rice aromatic and flavorful.

Malabar Mutton Biriyani is a delicious and authentic dish specially served for all joyous occasions. This is one of the non vegetarian delicacies in Malabar, a favorite among biriyani lovers, that can be easily prepared at home with limited ingredients. Biriyani has always been a comfort food for me and mutton/lamb biryani is my favorite. This is a nostalgic dish that has been my favorite dish through out my life. Buy tender mutton from known sources. This is an apt dish you can serve for friends and guests that arrive unexpectedly. At home my family and kids enjoy Malabar Mutton Biriyani on weekends. Weekends are great days for our family. Mutton is nutritious rich in protein and other vital nutrients required for your tummy. Growing up kids need protein rich food in daily diet. Kids spend a lot of energy and stamina providing foods are required for them. You can explore a well detailed Malabar Mutton Biriyani recipe here. Even new comers can give a hand at the dish.


Malabar Mutton Biriyani (biryani)

Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing Malabar Mutton Biriyani, grind together ginger, garlic and green chillies into a coarse paste.
  • Clean and soak rice for 30 mins. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan or kadai.
  • Add 1/2 of the sliced onions and fry, till golden brown. Keep aside.
  • Heat up the remaining oil.
  • Season fennel.
  • Add rest of the sliced onions and cashews and fry, till it becomes soft.
  • Add tomatoes, ground paste, turmeric powder, pepper powder, curd, mint and coriander leaves and saute, till the oil starts to separate.
  • Add mutton and cook, till the mutton is 3/4th cooked.
  • Add salt.
  • Cook the rice along with all spices and salt, till it is 3/4th done.
  • Grease a vessel with little ghee.
  • Spread 1/2 of the mutton masala and place 1/2 of rice over it.
  • Pour 2 tbspn of ghee on top of it and sprinkle some roasted onion.
  • Spread the remaining masala and top it with rice followed by ghee and fried onion.
  • Close it with a air tight lid and put Mutton biryani in dum for 10 - 15 mins.
  • :- We can put Mutton biryani in oven after layering it in a pyrex or oven safe bowl. Pre heat the oven for 200 degree and keep it for 10 mins. :- If using microwave, layer Mutton Biryani in a microwave safe container and keep the power in defrost mode and set 10 mins.
  • :- Serve mutton biryani hot with raita and papad.


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Response (19)
  1. a
    ayoob September 24, 2007

    Have taken a print of i ll go and try at my kitchen,

    Hope i will get the taste of home here..

  2. S
    Saritha July 19, 2006

    i tried this biryani, its really good

  3. S
    Saritha July 19, 2006

    hey i tried out this biryani it was gr8

  4. N
    Nuzhat June 24, 2006

    For a change my biryani turned out just right. Thanks a pile!

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