Tamil Nadu Mutton Biryani / Mutton Briyani recipe in pressure cooker / Lamb Briyani recipe


Mutton Biryani is my all time favourite recipe. The dish which is done in times of festivals or a good treat for guests. I usually prepare briyani when we have a get together. It’s being a simple, easy, delicious and time saving recipe.

Mutton Biryani - TamilNadu Style

Mutton Biryani – TamilNadu Style


  • Mutton – 1 Kg
  • Long grain (Basmathi) rice – 4 cups
  • Big onions – 4 nos
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Ginger – 2inch stick
  • Cloves – 3 nos
  • Cardamom – 3 nos
  • Cinnamon – 1 stick
  • Bay leaf – 1 no
  • Star anise – 2 no
  • Coriander leaves – a handful
  • Mint leaves – a handful
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 3 tbsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Curd – 1 cup
  • Chilli powder – 3 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste

Making of Mutton Biryani –


  • Finely chop onions, coriander and mint leaves.
  • Pound ginger and garlic. Slit green chillies.
  • Heat ghee and oil in a kadai or pressure cooker.
  • Put cloves, cinnamon, star anise, bay leaf, cardamom and fry for a minute.
  • Put green chillies and then ginger, garlic and then fry them till the raw smell goes off.
  • Put coriander and mint leaves and fry them till they change the colour.
  • Put onions and fry them till they become transparent.
  • Grind coconut and poppy seeds with a cup of water and strain the water. Keep it aside.
  • Put the mutton and fry them for 5 mins.
  • Put chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Fry them till the mutton become dark in colour.
  • Pour curd/yogurt and mix them well. Wait for 5 mins.
  • Cover with the lid and wait till the mutton gets 75% cooked.
  • Wash and rinse the rice and put them along with the mutton and add required amount of salt. Stir in well.
  • Again cover with the lid and cook till its done or pressure cook them.
  • Remove the lid and stir it well.

Serve hot with onion raita.

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