Mutton Biriyani

Mutton Biriyani

Happy Women’s Day!!

On this international women’s day I would like to wish a very  joyful day for all the beautiful and cheerful ladies over here…

Today i’m sharing a special item, mutton biriyani in Kerala style. It is a kind of Malabar recipe. In Kerala, the tasty biriyani you will get in the north part and it is known as Malabar region. They are famous for many dishes, among them the most popular is their biriyani.  In biriyani itself, the most demanding would be mutton biriyani. So let’s see how to prepare it in an easy way. Let it be this your next festival special!!


  • Rice – 2 cups
  • Water – 4 cups
  • Cardamom – 6
  • Cloves -6
  • Cinnamon – 2
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tablespoon
  • Ghee – 2 tablespoon

To Marinate

  • Onion – 1, sliced
  • Curd – 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Pepper powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala – ½ teaspoon
  • Salt – to taste

For Masala

  • Mutton – 500gm
  • Onion – 2 big, sliced
  • Garlic – 6-7 cloves, crushed
  • Ginger – 1 big piece, crushed
  • Green chilli – 3
  • Tomato – 2, sliced
  • Garam masala – ½ teaspoon
  • Ghee- 2 tablespoon
  • Chopped coriander leaves – 1 tablespoon


  1. Marinate mutton pieces with all the ingredients for marination and keep for 30 minutes. Heat ghee in pressure cooker and saute onions till it becomes brown.
  2. Add crushed ginger, garlic and green chilies and stir for 3-4 mins. Add tomatoes and stir. When tomato becomes soft add garam masala and marinated mutton pieces. Mix well. Add 1/2 cup water and cook.
  3. Grind 3 tablespoon of coconut and 5 cashew nut with 2 tablespoon water. Add the paste when mutton is cooked. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well. When the gravy becomes thick and mutton is tender remove from fire.
  4. Rinse the rice a few times and soak for 20 minutes. Drain the water completely. Heat ghee in a wide and deep pan & splutter cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.Fry the rice and when it starts cracking  add hot water, salt & lemon juice. Cook the rice till the water is completely dried. Spread the rice on a tray.
  5. Heat ghee in a pan and fry some cashews and raisins till the cashews becomes brown and raisins plump. Fry one sliced onion till it becomes golden brown. Drain it on a paper towel.
  6. Preheat the oven to 180 degree 10 minutes before baking the biriyani. Apply some ghee to a deep and wide baking dish. Spread one layer of masala first and a layer of rice on top of it. Repeat the same.The top layer should be of rice. You can drizzle ghee & sprinkle coriander leaves, mint leaves, fried onion, nuts and raisins in between the layers.
  7. Spread aluminium foil over the top layer. Cover the baking dish with a tight lid. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Garnish with fried onions,nuts, raisins.

Mutton Biriyani


  1. Tempting … So much love with biriyani .. Wanna have it of in the screen !😋

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    1. Anu Yalo says:

      Thanks dear 🙂

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