Mutton Biryani Recipe

Delicious Indian Mutton Biryani

Cooking a delicious Mutton Biryani that your kids love too, is a work of art. And a good recipe for the same means, making it your own way. And today I am sharing what my Meat-loving family absolutely devours. Try it once and you will cook it again and again.

So let me start by saying my twins and my husband loves a well cooked and flavourful Mutton Biryani. However, biryani with the fragrance of Khewada is not on our favourites’ list. Like a typical Lucknowi Biryani, laced with kevada mixed with milk is something we don’t really relish. But give us a Yakhni Biryani and all our gastronomical senses will want their share of meat. Yes, my kids love Mutton, check out our Mutton recipe for kids.

But before I share the Mutton Biryani Recipe for the kids, that is melt-in-the-mouth good, let’s know a little more about this exotic rice and meat dish.

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The Royal History Of Biryani - The origins of Biryani are said to be in Asia and more precisely India. The word ‘Biryani’ is said to be born of the Persian word ‘Birinj ‘ which means ‘rice’ or the word ‘Biryan’ which means ‘fry’.
Some historians believe that Biryani was first made in Iran and then introduced in India by its Muslim Invaders. While others agree that Biryani was discovered by South Indian states who enjoy rice as a staple diet. Going by the number of varieties of Biryani down South, southern states can vouch for that claim happily- Andhra, Hyderabadi, Malabari and so many more.

Make no mistake though, Biryani is not the same the same as the one-pot dish called Pulao or Pilaf. The essential difference being that while making Biryani, you cook rice separately and Mutton separately. And only towards the end you layer these together and cook them over slow-heat for that final Dum-pukh taste. But for a pilaf you pretty much through the meat and the rice together and let them cook on each other’s juices. Personally, I am a big fan of Biryani.

And now for the delicious KetchupMom’s Mutton Biryani Recipe for the kids-

Ingredients -
Mutton- 1 Kg. (preferably the shoulder part in Biryani Cut.)
Basmati Rice - 3 bowls
Ghee - 4 tbsp
Curd- 300gms
Onions ( thinly sliced and roasted crisp)
Garlic- 7-8 pods thinly sliced and fried in ghee
Asafoetida- 1/4 tsp
Red chillies powder - 2 tsp
Clove (laung) powder - 1tsp
Black Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder- 1 tsp
Coriander powder -3tsp
Saffron- a pinch mixed in warm water
Salt to taste
Fresh Coriander - a bunch chopped

-In a thick bottomed vessel ( I love to use my Le Creuset stoneware for the same), heat ghee and fry the Mutton with the red chillies, asafoetida, salt and curd.

 -Once the curd thickens and the curry looks like a thick sauce, add the grounded masalas and saffron. Fry till Mutton is absolutely dry.

-Now add water in this dish, submerge the Mutton pieces in it. Cover the Mutton and let it cook till it is absolutely soft and the water makes for a very thick sauce like gravy ( this will take more than 2 hours on an ordinary gas. But trust me the flavour of the meat is mind-blowing).


-Meanwhile wash the rice and leave it in water for an hour. After one hour, boil the rice in a lot of water but let the rice remain a little under-cooked. Take it out in a sieve and let it cool down. Then divide it into three portions
-Once the Mutton is soft and very little thick gravy is left, take the Mutton out of the dish and collect the gravy-sauce in a bowl.

-Now in the same utensil (thick-bottomed), spread the first layer of rice and then top it with half the Mutton , fresh coriander and slit green chillies. Also wet this layer with half of the Mutton curry.
-Then add another layer of rice and repeat the Mutton, coriander and chillies and the curry.

-Add the final layer of rice and embellish it with coriander and fried onions.
-Now place a heavy lid to cover your dish. Seal the edges all-around with a thick layer of kneaded dough ( this technique is called Dum-pukh) and let it cook for another 5-10 minutes.


-Your Ketchupmoms’s Mutton Biryani for kids is ready. Take the dish off the flame and serve hot with pickles, chutney or just curd.

This is a favourite Kid-food at our place. You can choose to increase or decrease the level of spiciness according to your kid’s spice-tolerance level. Mine are good with some spice and tanginess really.
Yes, your awesome Biryani is ready to be served to your guests.

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Comments (14)

Sneha Jain Posted on Sep 15, 2018

Being a vegetarian i cant comment on this preparation but im sure people who eat may enjoy ur post


Khushboo Posted on Sep 15, 2018

I love mutton biryani I will surely try this recipe sometime soon thanks for sharing this recipe.


Mrinal Kiran Posted on Sep 15, 2018

Everyone loves mutton biryani! Kids at our place love it too! Will definitely make it next weekend!


Papri Ganguly Posted on Sep 15, 2018

Biriyani is not a food for me, it is a emotion. You could not think how much I love it. Thanks for sharing the recipe


Healthwealthbridge By Dr. Amrita Basu Misra Posted on Sep 15, 2018

Mutton biriyani is my all time favourite.I loved this recipe .Its perfect for kids .Going to make for my daughter.


Jhilmil Bhansali Posted on Sep 15, 2018

This biryani sounds classy, though m a vegetarian, I would love to make it without mutton . I\'m sure it will taste amazing then too.


Reetuparna Saha Posted on Sep 15, 2018

I can\'t live without biryani, particularly mutton one. I\'ve tried a couple of times at home, and turned out fine. But now I\'m thinking to try out your way. Love how clearly you\'ve mentioned the steps.


Varsh Posted on Sep 15, 2018

The vegetarian in me kept finding tweaks I could make so I can make this too. The recipe is detailed and good.


Jiya Posted on Sep 15, 2018

Yummy wow i was looking for a good recipe of biryani. will try this one on Sunday. will update you with the result.


Prerna Sinha Posted on Sep 15, 2018

Mouth watering was the only word that came to my mind when I was going through this recipe. Kewda and dum style of cooking just reminds me of the way my mom cooks. Yummy!!


Priyanka Lodha Patwari Posted on Sep 15, 2018

Its looks very mouthwatering.. But i am pure veg.. Will share the recipe with my bff she is a great fan of non vegetarian food..


Nidhi Kapur Posted on Sep 15, 2018

Your recipes are just amazing, I follow your posts for so many informative and kids specific very usefule information. This mutton biryani recipe is great and will try for sure


Ruchi Verma Posted on Sep 14, 2018

This is my hubby\'s fav and I am not so good in cooking this ..but your recipe is quite easy and I will sure try to impress him by making this once


Hema Posted on Sep 14, 2018

That\'s for sharing the details recipe with pics. Looks super tempting and is making me hungry. I would love to try this weekend


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