The word Biryani is enough to bring water to the mouths of the people across South East Asia specifically. So today we bring to you the amazing recipe of Indian mutton biryani; so simple and easy to follow that even youngsters would like to give it a try. So what is the wait, let’s get started with the scrumptious Indian mutton biryani.
The first thig you will need to do is to come up with all the ingredients to be added to make this amazing delight. Owing to the tons of flavors added to the dish, you will need to get hold of a number of spices in addition to the rice and the mutton in general. Before starting with the list I will like to add that you may use ground meat in the biryani by using a Meat Grinder recommended by Reviewlin.
- Mutton – ½ Kg cut to small pieces
- Red chili powder – 1 teaspoon
- Biryani masala – 1 teaspoon
- Garlic and ginger paste – 1 tablespoon
- Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
- Yoghurt – ½ cup
- Lemon juice – 1½ tablespoons
- Cooking Oil – 4tablespoons
- Salt – ½ teaspoon
- Rice – 2 cups (soaked in water for 20 minutes)
- Water – 8 cups
- Cloves – 11
- Cumin – ¾ teaspoon
- Cardamoms – 4
- Star anise – 1
- Cinnamon – 2 small pieces
- Fried onions – 1/3 cups
- Green chilies – 2
- Saffron – ½ pinch
Once you have gathered all these materials it’s time to hit your cooking station and put that mutton to marinate for some time so that the flavor goes into the meat.
Marination – In a bowl add biryani powder, red chili powder, yoghurt, ginger and garlic paste, lemon juice, oil and salt to taste. Mix this well and add the mutton pieces to the mixture. With your hands mix this well till all the pieces are covered in the mixture you made. Refrigerate this overnight for the meat to have the flavor. If you do not wish to wait this long, you may add papaya sauce to the mixture to speed up the tendering process and get to the cooking part within an hour or so.
Prepping the rice – The next step after marination is getting the rice done. Take the soaked rice and drain the water using a colander and let the rice set aside for a couple of minutes. In a deep pan add oil and the spices mentioned earlier in the list and heat the mixture.
Prepping the gravy – Add onions, green chilies and fry these till they turn golden brown. Keep stirring during the process to prevent the spices from burning. Now to this gravy add the mutton that you put to marination. Reduce the flame to medium heat upon adding the mutton. Cook the mutton for a couple of minutes till it turns soft and tender. Remember to keep the flame on mid-range and the utensil should be covered. A high flame may cause the mutton to become hard and ruin the mutton biryani.
Back to the rice – While the mutton is being cooked, you can go over to prepare the rice. Start by filling up a pot with water and bring it to boil. Add salt to this water. Once the boil comes, add the drained rice to this. Take it off the flame when the rice is about 90 percent done and then drain them off.
Back to the mutton By this time the mutton is probably done, check if its good and tender if not continue cooking for some time. Add to this mixture the remaining yoghurt, onions, and chilies and mix it well. Now layer the mutton mixture and rice evenly in a new pot with alternating layers of mutton and rice. On the top add some coriander leaves if you want and saffron milk if you want.
Now cover this pot with a lid and let it cook for a couple of minutes roughly 15 on low flame. You may choose to seal the pot with a cloth or flour but a secure lid will do the job too. After 15 minutes remove the lid and the mix it well, the biryani is ready to be served.
You may choose to serve it with raita but it will taste great alone too. So yeah enjoy the bursts of flavors in this amazing yet time taking recipe of Indian mutton Biryani.