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1 Jan 2007

Mutton biryani

Basmati rice - 2 1/2 cups
Mutton - 1/2 kg
Onion(medium) - 6 nos(chopped finely)
Tomato(medium) - 3 nos(chopped finely)
Garlic - 2 1/2 tbsp
Ginger - 2 1/2 tbsp
Green chilly paste - 2 tbsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tbsp
Yogurt - 4 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 1 cup
Mint leaves(Pudhina) - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 1/2 cup
Lime juice - 4 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cardamom(Elakka) - 2 nos
Cinnamon(Karugapatta) - 3 small pieces
Cloves(Grambu) - 2 nos


1)Heat ghee in a pan.
2)Saute onions till golden brown.
3)Add garlic-ginger-green chilly paste and fry for 2 mins.
4)Add chopped tomatoes, chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, mint leaves and coriander leaves into it.
5)Saute for a few minutes till the masala becomes thick.
6)Add cut and cleaned mutton pieces and stir.
7)Pour little water [if required] and mix.
8)Cook till mutton is done.
9)Add yoghurt.

For rice
10)Boil water in another vessel.
11)Add enough salt, a pinch of turmeric powder, cardamoms, cinnamon, cloves and 1 spoon ghee into this.
12)Cook rice until it is done and drain. :- Take care the rice not to be sticky.
13)Heat a vessel.
14)Pour a little of ghee.
15)Put a little of cooked rice and spread 1 tsp of lime juice over it.
16)Place one layer of the mutton masala above it and repeat the process till the rice and masala are over.
17)Close the lid tightly and heat on a low flame for about 10 mins.
18)Mix before serve.:- Serve with yoghurt and cocunut-pudhina chutney and pickle.


  1. Ethra tharam Biriyanikall...Kothiyavunnu.Hoh! njan satwa yil aayirunnagil..Dear I am staying in Sharjah.

  2. aslm alkm itha,
    i made this biryani and it was a huge hit.even my husband who is not so fond of biryanis liked it.thanx a ton.

  3. hey seena,
    i tried ur egg curry..excellent!!also ur other recipe photos also looking very yummy..i'll surely try more recipes from your blog..good work!!

  4. Dear Seenakutty...
    :) A sweet hug from me. This biryani was Superb & my husband loved it, not to explain my situation. Thank you dear again. Keep up the gr8 work :)

  5. Dear Seena ,
    I tried your mutton biriyani..
    It was really tasty and my husband and children loved it ,thankyou very munch.............

  6. Hi Seena,
    I made this mutton biriyani and my husband and sister loved it. going to make all biriyani recipes again and again since we are biriyani lovers :) Thank you very much..

  7. hi seena,
    i run islamic hotel and i tried ur biryani just for trial...i got huge response from my customers...thanks for beautiful yummy and tasty biryani recipe..god bless u!


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