Mutton Biryani Recipe: A Flavorful and Aromatic Rice Dish

Discover the delicious and aromatic flavors of Mutton Biryani with this authentic and easy-to-follow recipe. Perfect for satisfying your cravings for Indian food.

Mutton Biryani is a classic Indian dish that is known for its rich and aromatic flavors. This delicious dish is made with tender pieces of mutton and aromatic basmati rice, layered and slow-cooked to perfection. Whether you are a fan of Indian food or simply looking for a new recipe to try, this Mutton Biryani recipe is sure to be a hit.


  • 1 lb boneless mutton, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 2 large tomatoes, pureed
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. In a large pan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions, ginger, and garlic and cook until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the pureed tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add the ground coriander, cumin, turmeric, paprika, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Add the mutton to the pan and stir to coat with the spice mixture.
  6. Pour in the yogurt and stir to combine.
  7. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let the mutton simmer for 45 minutes, or until the mutton is tender.
  8. Meanwhile, rinse the basmati rice in cold water and drain.
  9. In a separate pot, bring the water to a boil.
  10. Add the rice to the pot and let it cook for 10 minutes.
  11. Drain the rice and set it aside.
  12. In a large casserole dish, layer half of the cooked rice on the bottom.
  13. Top the rice with the cooked mutton mixture.
  14. Layer the remaining rice on top of the mutton.
  15. Cover the casserole dish with foil and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 20 minutes.
  16. Serve the Mutton Biryani with fresh cilantro.

Tips & Tricks:

  • For a milder version, reduce the amount of red chili powder.
  • For a thicker sauce, you can add a tablespoon of tomato paste to the mixture.
  • For an added boost of flavor, you can also add saffron to the rice while it cooks, or top the dish with fried onions before serving.

Mutton Biryani is a delicious and aromatic dish that is perfect for a cozy dinner or special occasion. With its rich and flavorful ingredients, this dish is sure to satisfy your cravings for Indian food. Whether you are a fan of spicy food or simply looking for a new recipe to try, this Mutton Biryani recipe is sure to be a hit.

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