Simple Mutton Biriyani

Biriyani is always a favorite for special occasions and festivals. Although its time consuming, the final result makes up for all that trouble taken in the beginning…My husband has practically researched about biriyani, since its his favorite comfort food. He shared some of the points researched, and one of them was that Mughals, who got the dish to our country used to have Biryani post their wars, to get back their immunity and strength..

There are also differences on who introduced this aromatic dish to our country, the Mughals, Persians or Arab traders who came to the Calicut port. I really dont care, but just glad that someone got it here.

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This Simple Mutton Biriyani that i share today has been taken from Sharmis Passions, and slightly tweaked to make it simpler…avoiding the dum or the baking….and adjusted to serve a family of four..You could do it the traditional way too..but i prefer this method when I dont have much time for cooking..

All you need to take care is to not let the rice overcook, otherwise , you just need to follow the steps….Choosing tender mutton also helps, so take care when buying mutton too…The result is absolutely delicious.

Simple Mutton Biriyani/cinnamonweekends

Mutton Biriyani/cinnamonweekends

Try this legend of a recipe, the Simple mutton Biriyani , made with the most flavorful rice- Basmati, aromatic spices and fresh mutton, and get ready to be transferred to the dreamy world of food and spices…..It’s a special feeling to serve food with love, and heart-warming to see the satisfied grin of your family and guests, when they love what you’ve served with love..

Happy serving, friends….!!!

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Simple Mutton Biriyani

By April 6, 2017



Marination- In your small mixer, ginger, garlic and green chilies and grind it to a fine paste. Add this mix and the remaining ingredients into a large bowl, and mix it to form the marinade paste. Add mutton, and coat well with the marinade. Leave it to soak the marinade for about an hour.

In a pressure cooker, heat ghee, and add the spices until you get a nice aroma. Add onions, and the ginger garlic paste and wait till it turns golden brown.. Add tomatoes and sauté till mushy. Add coriander and mint leaves, and the coriander and red chili powder.  Sauté this masala mix for around 3 mins.

Into this, add the marinated mutton and sauté for 5mins, so that the masala is evenly coated. Add 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 5-6 whistles, or until the mutton is well cooked. Open the lid once the pressure releases, add the biryani masala powder and continue to cook till the water is fully absorbed fully is almost dry...

Rinse rice and keep it ready. In a heavy bottomed pan, add ghee, and fry the rice in the ghee for a few minutes.  Add water, salt and lime juice and let it cook until its 90 percent done. Layer the rice and the Mutton masala alternately, sprinkling some ghee and coriander leaves too while layering. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves, raisins and cashews on top.

Serve the biryani hot with raita and dates pickle.



Biryani Masala powder:

Cloves- 4, Cinnamon- 1/2 inch piece, Cardamom-2, Shahi Jeera- ½ tsp, Jeera – ½ tsp, Maze- 1 small,  Star Anise- 1. In a small skillet, dry roast the spices for the biriyani masala powder. Leave it to cool and grind it to a semi coarse powder.

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3 Responses to Simple Mutton Biriyani

  1. alfalah

    I love Biriyani

    • Cinnamon Weekends

      thank you

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