Sunday, June 16, 2013

Mutton Biryani / Easy Mutton Biryani Recipe / Mutton Recipes

Biryani- Who doesn't love biryani?! Is there anyone who hate biryani?! guess no one will be on that list ;)  Biryani,Pulaos are one of my favorite one pot meal. Even my H & kids are very fond of biryani/Pulao. So I end up cooking these rice very often, say almost every Weekend or at least once in a week. These Biryani/pulao are very easy to make one pot meal with great taste and flavor. And also it doesn't require any special side dishes simply a Raita is enough and makes a grand meal to us :)
Recently tried Mutton Biryani and it came out so perfectly and tasted delicious more than to my expectation. Since this is the first time i tried mutton on my own hand. To be on safer side i tried Biryani.

Simply wanted to try Mutton recipes only for blog sake, to add varieties to my Non-Vegetarian Recipe Index. During my child-hood days i was fond of mutton and hate chicken n chicken recipes. But suddenly a strong aversion towards non-veg and i completely stopped eating it and dunno the reason. Then after marriage slowly started cooking chicken(its easy to cook n also cook) for my H because he is fond of Chicken recipes and During my 1st pregnancy due to vitamin B12 deficiency Dr. Suggested me to include non vegetarian in my diet. So from that time i started having chicken.
Now again a thought Y not to try Mutton and at least my kids n H may like it and also i can use the recipes for my blog ;) So one fine Sunday called my mom n got the recipes n all instructions to cook mutton and tried it in my own way. To my surprise it was too good than my mom's biryani. This is a pressure cooker mutton biryani which doesn't involve more ingredients n preparation process, very easy mutton biryani with great taste n flavor than any restaurant recipes. I like to add peas to my Biryani but its purely optional. The same Biryani recipe can be done with Chicken also except the sauteing & pressure cook step, chicken cooks faster and requires only 1-2 whistle or just 20 minutes whereas the mutton requires more time and also its a must to saute mutton with spices/masala for min 5-6 minutes. This is the most imp step which my mom told me to follow compulsory and not to cook it in hurry. Since the sauteing of mutton makes it to cook juicy & tender. Hope u will like My Mutton Biryani, if so Plz give it a try and then u will accept my words..Now off to the recipe....

Ingredients
  1. Basmati Rice     2 cups
  2. Onion     2 medium (sliced)
  3. Tomato    2 medium ( chopped)
  4. Ginger Garlic Paste   1 tbsp
  5. Green chilli    4 no.s(slit open)
  6. Mint leaves     2-3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  7. Cilantro/Coriander leaves   1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  8. Green peas     1/2 cup (fresh or frozen - optional)
  9. Chilli powder     1/2 tsp or 1 tsp
  10. Salt      to taste
  11. Orange Food colour    a generous pinch(optional)
For Marination
  1. Mutton     1 lb or 1/2 kg(cut into small pieces)
  2. Yogurt/curd    1-2 tbsp
  3. Ginger Garlic paste    1-2 tsp
  4. Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
  5. Biryani Masala powder    1 tsp (optional-can replace with Garam masala powder also)
To Temper
  1. Oil    2-3 tbsp
  2. Fennel seeds    1/4 tsp
  3. Clove     5 no.s
  4. Cinnamon    2" stick
  5. Cardamom    4 no.s
  6. Bay leaf     1 big


Method
  • First wash mutton thoroughly drain excess water then marinate with the ingredients given under the heading "For Marination" and cover it and keep aside for at least 40-60 minutes.
  • Wash and soak rice in water for at least 20-30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a skillet/pressure cooker, add the tempering ingredients one by one then add onion, half of the mint leaves & cilantro sprinkle little salt and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell leaves.
  • After that add green chilli & chopped tomato and saute till tomato turns soft n mushy.
  • Now add the marinated mutton, chilli powder and saute for 5-6 minutes.
  • Then add 1 cup water and enough salt stir well and pressure cook for 6-7 whistles.
  • Once done switch off the stove and allow the pressure to cool down then open the lid.
  • Again switch on the stove now and add green peas and enough water to cook rice(ie. for 2 cup rice i always use 4 cups water, so to cook mutton have added 1 cup already and now add 3 cups water) and remaining half cilantro n mint leaves and allow it to boil.
  • Once it starts boiling add soaked & drained rice and cook till rice done or u can pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  • I usually cook without pressure, i cook in medium high heat till the 80% water drained, after that i turn the heat to low and then cover the vessel with clean kitchen towel then put the lid and cook for 6-7 minutes.
  • That's it...Flavorful Mutton Biryani ready, Garnish with some finely chopped cilantro & fried onions.

Notes:
The same way instead of Mutton, can also make Chicken Biryani   except the sauteing & pressure cook step, chicken cooks faster and requires only 1-2 whistle or just 20 minutes.
Adding biryani masala powder is optional, as its my first time to keep on safer side i added it for flavor, i used Suhana biryani masala powder. 
Marination is important and even u can let it rest for more than 1 hour, this way the meat get tenderize with yogurt n blends with spices and gives u soft, juicy n spicy mutton.
After pressure cooking the mutton with masala, check your mutton pieces if you feel its not cooked or still hard then add a pinch of baking soda and cook for another 3-4 whistles and then add enough water and rice.


48 comments:

  1. I too am a big fan of biriyani. your recipe rekindled my wish to have one soon.
    Deepa

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  2. wowwwww..looks so delicious..bookmarked this recipe:)iam drooling over this pics.. especially the last pic:)

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  3. Mutton biryani looks super-yummy! I am drooling over here! :)http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  4. Mutton biryani looks super-yummy! I am drooling over here! :)http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  5. Sangeetha that is one best biriyani ever...loved clicks and simply tempting

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  6. Simply superb Sangeetha, I am on fasting and you are tempting me very badly. I have never added peas before, I will give it a shot next time.
    Thanks a lot for sharing, very very beautiful clicks...

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  7. lovely biriyani... love the way the grains are all separate... yum...

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  8. Awesome clicks dear.. Am drooling.. Will try this for sure :)

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  9. Such a perfect yummy,tempting Briyani...Lovely presentation...

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  10. lovely biryani ! nice addition of peas to it !

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  11. Wish i live near you Sangee, love ur easy mutton briyani..Prefectly cooked rice,just drooling here.

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  12. Sangee, delicious biryani makes me drool...lovely presentation dear...

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  13. Yummmm... Feeling hungry already akka... :) Delectably clicked :)

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  14. Beautiful and delicious! thank you for the recipe. I just added a dash of lemon juice and pinch of pepper powder.

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Wow., thats a good idea will add lemon juice next time i make biryani. Thanks!

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  15. Did you add ginger garlic paste to marinade because i saw it in the picture but not specified under marination ingredient list

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    1. Yes.,ginger garlic paste should be added to marinade, i missed it in the Ingredient list, sorry..now i updated it.

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  16. Mam....I tried my first venture into kitchen with your recipe and guess wat, it was really good.....thank you very much!!!!!

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  17. I started my first kitchen venture with your recipe and guess what, it turned out good for me being a starter.....THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!

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    1. wow...that's really great and am happy that it turned out good and you liked it :)
      thanks again for sharing your lovely feedback, means a lot to me. Keep trying and feel free to share your suggestions and feedback.

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  18. Awesome receipe and so easy to make...just now my 8yrs daughter read this and asked me to prepare this for dinner. Off I go to kitchen......

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    1. Glad that you liked my recipe :) don't forget to share your feedback..

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  19. I dropped some cubes of potato in at about the same time I dropped the rice in. I also realized that a generous sprinkling of those fried semi crisp onions on top when plated would really have brought the flavors out even more. Thanks for the recipe. It's a good biryani.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely feedback. Yep., i remember my Grand mom used to add potato cubes in mutton curry recipes :)
      Yeah.,fried onion gives nice flavor n crunch to to biryani...Glad that you liked it!

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  20. Can the same recipe be made by cooking marinated meat directly with rice without having to pre-cook meat?

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    1. Pre-cooking helps to cook the meat fully tender, juicy and tasty..if you marinate for long time n if your meat is too tender you can cook like that but am not sure it will be soft and well cooked,
      chicken can be cooked like that but not sure with mutton. since rice need only 20 minutes to cook but that;s not enough for meat i think.

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  21. Hey.. I have tried so many biryani recipes over the years, but yours is a keeper! I love how it comes out perfectly every time. I omit the peas and instead of adding the rice all at once, I layer it with the meat along with fried onions, mint leaves, coriander, fried cashews and cook it on dum. This recipe even works for seafood. It's perfect! Thank you so much!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for the feedback and really liked the way you made it as layered Biryani, that sure adds more flavor :) Great Idea and thanks again for your appreciation and feedback!

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  22. Am Gonna Try This ! :D Btw Thanks For Sharing it :) Hope it wil come out nice :D

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  23. I have an issue with the rice in this recipe. It never comes out right...the rice breaks or it is too wet and this is the second time I have made it...any suggestions?

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    1. It depends on many factor - the quality of rice, the amount of water, rice soaking time etc.,
      I usually wash and soak rice for min 20-30 minutes. And i use 1:2 rice & water ratio. After adding rice to the boiling gravy cook it in medium high flame till it boils and bubbles more and when the water is 80% absorbed will turn the heat to low-medium and cover the vessel with kitchen towel then close it with lid and cook for 6-7 minutes. After that open the lid,towel and gently fluff the rice with fork or slotted laddle and again close it with lid alone. If you want you can transfer the biryani to hot box or any serving bowl.
      If you are cooking in pressure cooker, cook it open until the rice starts boil and bubbles then close the lid, put weight and cook in low-medium heat for 7-8 minutes no whistle needed. I cook this way and i never get broken or mushy rice.
      Hope this helps!

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    2. Or try reducing the water level - for 1 cup use 1 and 1/2 cup or 1 and 1/4 cup water. After adding rice don;t stir often...just once when the water is absorbed 80% and at the end one gentle stir is enough.

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  24. Awesome recipe...trued it today and it turned out Yum!!! Thanks!!!!

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  25. Awesome recipe...tried it today and it turned out Yum!!!! Thanks you !!!

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  26. Tried this and was perfect after 5 years,I finally got my rice cooked perfect,thanks to your instructions on how to cook rice without it being over cooked.We enjoyed the Briyani.Thank you:)

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    1. Thank you so much Anita for your feedback. Glad you liked it and happy that my tips helped you to cook rice perfectly.

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  27. Thanks for sharing this recipe. My in-laws announced day before night that would be over for lunch the next day and my husband grandly proclaimed that I would be cooking mutton. I who have never cooked mutton my whole life. I found this recipe while frantically googling mutton recipes at midnight. As soon as I read it I felt I could manage it. So yesterday I tried it and even though there were some panic moments and loads of fervent praying it was ready at lunchtime. And everybody LOVED it. Including my motherinlaw who is not generous with praise for my mad experiments with cooking. Most of all I really enjoyed making this dish. Thanks again. I'm saving this recipe. I'm sure I'll be making it again. Soon. :) ;)

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    1. Thank you so much for your prompt feedback. You made my day!! Glad that my recipe helped you and everybody loved ur biryani :) Thanks again & Keep trying my recipes and if possible do take a picture of that dish and email me @ sangeethaskitchen@gmail.com

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  28. Hi Sangeetha, Awesome recipe. I did try n biryani turned delicious. My husband simply loved it. Today I am trying the same with chicken. Wish me good luck. :-) Thanks once again.

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    1. Thank you for your feedback! Wish you good luck too...if possible do take a picture of the dish that you try from my site and email me - sangeethaskitchen@gmail.com.

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  29. I tried ur biryani recipe today n it came out really very well n everyone in our house liked it..thanks for the lovely recipe:-)simply superb.but feeling bad that my Husband is not there to taste it..else he wil like it for sure..its ok will make the same recipe some other time

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    1. Thank you sowmya for your feedback. Glad that you all liked it. Ok.,next time you try it for your Husband ;)

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