Mutton Biryani – Pressure cooker Biryani

Mutton Biryani

Written by Mullai

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  1. Kamar

    Hi,this recipe looks delicious I will try it tomorrow.
    Can you please add the recipe of the yogurt and the hot side next to the biryani.
    Thank you!

  2. rati

    Seeing the images and all the highly recommended reviews even i feel like trying this recipe.
    i have a question do we not need to add any special garam masala /biryani masala in this recipe just the whole spices is enough?. can i add 1 tsp of garam masala or biryani masala is it ok or will it alter the taste? Also can you pls post the chicken gravy recipe shown next to the mutton biryani.. that is so tempting. thanks for all your efforts and to share this review.

    1. Mullai

      Adding ground garam masala powder along with whole masala doesn’t hurt but recommend homemade freshly ground masala than store bought. Every brand has its own taste and most of the North Indian brand garam masala may actually change the biryani taste. (just dry roast the above whole garam masala and grind to make a powder). For the above chicken gravy, here is the link
      You may also try this gravy which is versatile… make it veg or non veg
      Thank you so much for visiting my page and would appreciate if you could come back with a feedback after trying and a clciks of the recipes that you tried from the site. Thanks again!

    1. Mullai

      Its 1 teaspoon including marination. If using fresh ginger and garlic then you may use more but sometimes ground paste is concentrated and may be too strong and that too many use store bought paste which is highly concentrated and contain vinegar which if added more would spoil the whole biryani. Hope this helps, thanks.

  3. Sumaiya suhail

    I tried ur paneer receipe it came out really husband was very happy …
    Which type of cooking biriyani is better either dum or pressure cooking?

    1. Mullai

      Whichever works for you! Dum style cooking is more delicious but very tricky, needs practice and patience. Pressure cooker method is easy, not that time consuming… also equally good. Thanks.

  4. Bommi

    Hi Mullai,

    Your recipes are wonderful!

    Can we do Chicken briyani with this recipe?

    Please reply. Planning to do it for our American friends.


    1. Mullai

      Hi Bommi,
      Mutton takes little longer to cook, thats why we cook it first and then add rice, if you are making it with chicken then you may add the chicken and rice together and cook for 2 whistles, follow the same measures though. Thanks.

  5. Sakinah Omar

    I just felt like eating Mutton Biryani today. And as always if I want to cook something out of the norm I will recipe hunting. I found a few but I thought I’d try your recipe. Its simple yet delicious! And the step by step pictures really helped.
    By the way I’m from Malaysia.

  6. ASIYA

    Mam plz tell me what is star anise and kappok buds called in urdu as i live in kashmir and dun knw the meaning of these words..plzz reply mam

  7. Carol

    Fantastic recipe! I tried it out with lamb in the exact measurements (didn’t have marathi moggu though…so added javithri!) and it came out yummyliciious! I have never tried mutton biryani before (made chicken biryani several times) and was delighted to have it come out so well. Could you tell me how this same recipe can be adapted for a DUM BIRYANI style of cooking? I’d really appreciate that.

    THis is a wonderful website…I have tried 3 dishes so far and they have all come out very tasty and appealing to look at. Kudos to you!


  8. Teeka

    Hi Mullai,

    I’ve been a great fan of yours. I was so much worried when I wasn’t able to log in the past 2 months. Very much relieved now and the first thing I did was preserve the 2 recipes that I liked most – Mutton Biriyani and Chicken Biriyani…Your presentation with pictures is really excellent. Keep it up!

    Yesterday, I tried out your Mutton Biriyani receipe and the results were amazing! My husband who’s an expert taster (he’s tasted many varieties due to his frequent travel to places within and outside of India), fell for its taste! My mother who’s an expert cook herself appreciated it much in detail and relished the Biriyani with a quantity more than her normal intake!! Above all, my 11 Yrs old son and me loved and greatly enjoyed it too!!!

    Thanks much again!!

  9. Rani Kumar

    Hi Mullai, Tried this mouth watering recipe…IT CAME OUT VVVVVVVVVVVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY TASTY….THANK YOU…I cooked this biryani for aroung 25 people, it came out very tasty n good.

    1. Mullai

      Rani, thanks a bunch for dropping by, cooking for 25 people… is quite a task, hats off. Glad it turned out perfect. Thanks.

  10. hulda_ashok

    Hi Mullai,

    Yes, it was a tiring job. But my husband was suggesting this option. Like you said I just increased the quantity and made it for 12 cups of rice.

    I made the kurma and the rice seperately and then baked it in the oven instead of the Pressure Cooker.

    It really turned out well.

    Thanks a lot for the recipe.


  11. hulda_ashok

    Hi Mullai, How are you? I am planning to make your mutton biryani for my wedding anniversary. I have invited 25 people. I am a little bit not sure of the exact measurements for rice and meat. kindly let me know the measurements for preparing biryani for 25 people Thanks, Hulda

    1. Mullai

      Hulda, really pity you.. preparing for 25 people is quite a task, that too biryani… gravies are easy for large crowd. The above recipe could feed only 4 to 5 people assuming they are average eaters. You have to make 5 batches of this recipe, approx.

  12. madan_venugopal

    Hi Mullai,

    Mutton biryani is not like chicken biryani, its actually a tricky one to prepare. The way you had illustrated with pictures and special comments on the quality of rice, mutton and the way to prepare it, is really awesome. As always I am getting more addicted to this site. Keep up the great work!!!!!

  13. hulda_ashok

    Hi Mullai, I made this Biryani for some North Indian Guests and they all praised me so much. Thanks for the detailed steps. Your site has become like a bible for me. I have tried so many recipes. Everything comes out so well. My sincere appreciation to you. Even today, I am taking a printout of Ven Pongal and Tomato chutney from office to cook for dinner.:) Cheers, Hulda

  14. priya vel

    Tried this briyani yesterday & my hubby said that this is the best briyani he ever had till now. All the credits to you Mullai, thanks.

  15. mithra

    wow! i tried ur biriyani,no words to say the taste.It was really super o super.keep the good work mullai.

    May GOD bless u & ur family.

  16. Kay

    Mullai , Mutton vanga modhu endha part kettu vaanganum.. Mutton cook pannapram tender’a ve illai.. ( There is a halal shop were we buy )

    ~ Kay

  17. Rejuvinator

    Hi Mullai,

    Just to reiterate, you use the same 8 Fl oz cup for the liquids (water/yogurt) as well as the rice?


  18. thamari

    Hi Mullai, I tried this recipe last night.It was soooo tasty.I don't have words to tell.Me and my fiance ate a lot.As a sinhalese girl i didn't know much about indian cooking.But you became my cookery teacher.I love to try your recipe.You are doing such a great work.Thank you very much.

  19. sleshar

    dear mullai
    i cooked this biriyani for this week end
    it came out well with a hotel effect
    it was really superb
    thanks mullai

  20. bhuvanagdevi

    looks so yummy
    will try it .when i prepare the briyani the rice sticks with easch other becomes so sticky is there any way to make the rice to get separated after cooking in pressure cooker ,briyani should be dry and rice to be separated

  21. sathya sankar

    hey mullai,
    ur biryani looks yummy & very tempting….
    i do have a question , can we make dis with lamb meat? will that turn out good like goat meat ?


    1. Mullai

      Sathya, you can make with lamb but cooking time varies with the quality and cut of the meat. Lamb taste slightly with foul smell, advisable only if you luv the meat.

  22. jlakshmi

    What to say Mullai ? Simply suberb presentations , instructions and pictures. What more can be easier than this. Well done. Will surely try your way. I used to pop them in a rice cooker after cooking mutton seperately. Your version with pressure cooker is also very good.


  23. abhimuthu

    Traditional mutton biriyani super a vandhirukku. Color and step by step procedures are so tempting. Thanks for sharing!

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