Mutton Biriyani

Mutton Biriyani
  • Serves: 7 people
  • Prep Time: 30 Mins
  • Cooking: 1.30 Hours
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This Biriyani is the most popular and widely prepared in thalassery, a city on the Malabar Coast of Kerala. There are varieties of biriyani are prepared like Hyderbadi biriyani, chettinadu biriyani. Kashmiri biriyani etc..But this Kerala Thalassery style biriyani is one of the popular and most tastiest decent has got lots of exotic spices that blend together to give it that unforgettable taste. 
Ohk …now you might be thinking wat is so special and unique about this biriyani..?..I will let you know, the style of preparation and the rice used to make this biriyani gives a unique delicious taste…This dish can be served to guest as your lunch..and even at parties…:)
Mutton Biriyani (Lamb Biryani) recipe is another great delicious and aromatic dish from Homely Kitchen. Major ingredients are mutton (lamb), rice and flavorful spices. Mutton Biriyani is one of the highly seasoned dish and favorite of all non vegetarians in Kerala. We recommend this tempting biriyani recipe for all the biryani lovers to test and share with friends. You can discover new tastes and flavors of this mutton biriyani recipe with your expertise and share it for Homely Kitchen users. We have uploaded another version of chicken biriyani too, check and leave your suggestions regarding the taste. If you haven’t tasted mutton biriyani, what are you waiting for?? Do give it a try, you are going to love this rich flavourful rice..Enjoy…!!



    Making the mutton masala
  1. Cook mutton by pouring 2 glasses of water,turmeric powder and salt in a pressure cooker for 5 to 6 whistles.
  2. Heat a vessel and pour oil and put chopped onions by adding salt and saute until it turns brown color.
  3. Add tomatoes into it and saute well.
  4. Then add green chilly,garlic and ginger paste into and saute it too.
  5. Now add curry leaves and cilantros into it .
  6. Add cooked mutton pieces along with the stoack into the masala,mix well and close it with a lid and make the fire in simmer mode.Let it cook for some time.
  7. Open the lid after a fer minutes and turn over the masala with a stirrer.Now our masala is ready.
  8. Making the biriyani rice
  9. Heat another vessel and pour oil.
  10. Put 1 cup of chopped onion into boiling oil and fry it until brown color.
  11. Put raisins and cashew nuts into it  and fry them too
  12. .
  13. Remove the fried onion,raisins and cashews from the oil and keep it aside.
  14. Pour the water into it and let it boil or you can add boiled water so that it will boil easily.
  15. Add the salt.
  16. squeeze a piece of lemon into the water.
  17. Add the cleaned biriyani rice into the boiling water and mix well.
  18. Close the vessel with a lid and let it cook .
  19. Turn out the sides using a stirrer at regular intervals.Make sure the rice shouid not stick at the bottom of the vessel.Make the fire in simmer mode and check whether the rice is cooked or not.If not cook it for few more minutes.
  20. Now our biriyani rice is also ready.Switch off the fire.
  21. Take the biriyani rice in a quarter plate or a stirrer and place it over the mutton masala and make a layer(1/3 of the rice sould be placed over the masala).Make the fire in simmer mode.
  22. Put the fried onion,cashew nuts and raisins over it along with 1/4 tsp garam masala and cilantros.
  24. Mix 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder in a lemon juice and pour 1/3 of it over the layer.
  25. Make another layer with the rice and put the above things.Again continue the layering and press the rice with a stirrer.
  26. Close the vessel tightly with a lid ( You can place a weight over the lid so that it will be closed tightly ).Then only the spicy taste of the masala joins with the rice.
  27. Let it cook for few minutes.
  28. Open the lid after 5  minutes and again retake the biriyani rice into the biriyani vessel using a stirrer until the masala portion reaches.
  29. Now our  delicious biriyani is ready .There will be some yellowish rice over the masala .Mix it along wit the rice in the vessel.
  30. Serve it seperately in two plates or you can place the rice over the masala and serve it...
  31. Delicious , Spicy Thalassery Mutton Biriyani is Ready....  Recipe Images

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Comments (1)

  • Food Lover 16th, December 2012

    thalassery typical biriyani..soo tasty...please put chiken dhum biriyani too..