Mutton Biryani - Easter Special

Lamb/Goat Biryani with Chutney 
In pic:- Biryani and Biryani chutney
Recipe for Kerala Style Mutton Biryani ( Lamb Biriyani )
Serves - 4-5
Total cooking Time - 2 hours.
Ingredients:-
For Rice
Basmati Rice - 2 cup
Cinnamon - 2 pieces
Cloves - 5 pieces
Cardamom - 5 pieces
Ghee - 3 tsp
Bay leaves - 1
Salt to taste
Lime juice - 1 tsp
Hot water - 4 - 4 1/2 cup( depends on the rice)
For Mutton  Masala/ Kurma
Bowl 1
Mutton/Lamb - 1/2 kg ( cut into 1.5 - 2 inch cubes)
Garam masala -1/2 tea spoon
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Ginger - garlic paste - 1/2 tea spoon
Yogurt - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Bowl 2
Green chilli - 4-5
Garlic - 8-10 small cloves
Ginger chopped -a thump sized piece
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Bowl 3
Poppy seeds - 1.5 tea spoon
Water - 2-3 tablespoons
Bowl - 4:-For garnishing
Cashew nuts - a handful
Raisins -a handful
Onion finely chopped - 1 medium
Bowl - 5
Mace - 2 , bay leaves - 1 , cloves - 3-4
Bowl - 6
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala -1/2- 1 tea spoon
Pepper Powder or crushed  - 1/4 to 1/2 tea spoon
Or use 1- 1.5 tablespoon of store bought biryani masala instead of this

Oil / Ghee - 1/4 cup
Onion thinly sliced - 2  large
Tomato chopped - 1 big
Yogurt/curd- 1/4 cup
Thin coconut milk - 1/2 to 1 cup
Mint and coriander leaves chopped - 2 cups( or use 2-3 table spoon store bought mint & cilantro chutney)

In pic:- Biryani and Biryani chutney
Method:-
Preparing the rice
Soak the rice for 10 minutes and drain it well. Heat ghee in a cooking vessel and add whole cloves,cinnamon sticks, cardamom andbay leaves and fry for a minute  Add the rice and fry it for 3-4 minutes. Pour in 4 cups of water ,salt and lime juice and cook it covered till it is done .Set aside the rice
Preparing the Mutton masala / Korma
Clean and cut the mutton/lamb and marinate it with all in Bowl 1. Keep aside for 30 minutes or overnight in fridge . Pressure cook it for 3-4 whistles by adding 1/4 to 1/2 cup water or until it is done.

Crush  all in Bowl 2  in a coffee grinder or small jar of mixie.
Bowl 3 :-Soak poppy seeds in 2-3 tablespoons of water, for 10 minutes and grind it to a smooth paste.

Heat ghee in a pan and fry all in Bowl 4 one by one until golden brown ,drain on paper towels and keep aside.
In the remaining ghee saute  thinly sliced onions, until they turn golden brown. Now stir in the Bowl 2  paste and fry it for 2-3 minutes.Add all in Bowl - 5 and fry for a minute .Now stir in the chopped tomatoes and fry till the oil separates.
Make a paste with all in Bowl - 6 with a lil water( or use store bought Biryani masala ) and add to the pan and fry for a minute or two.Add the cooked mutton pieces , Bowl 3  paste and combine it well( add cooking liquid if any). Add chopped  mint and coriander leaves, saute for 3 minutes.
Pour in the thin coconut milk and salt., slow cook it until the gravy is thick or dry for like 20-30 minutes. Finally stir in 1/4 cup yogurt and mix well.

Layering the Biryani 
Preheat oven to 350 degree F
Now take a baking dish and brush it with some ghee or butter
Spread a layer of rice in the bottom and mutton masala on the top. Arrange the rice and the gravy this way.Garnish with fried onions, cashews and raisins.Cover it with an aluminium foil. Bake this for 20 minutes. Let stand covered for 20 minutes before serving.

( If you are using a microwave, arrange the rice and gravy in layers in a microwave safe dish,cover it with a microwave safe lid and cook it for 5-7 minutes. 
On stove top arrange it in a vessel ,cover it with a lid ,and keep it on the top of a heavy tawa and heat it for 10 minutes.)
Serve with  Biryani chutney , Raita and pickle

To make Raita  :-Whisk  1 cup yogurt in a bowl and mix with one  chopped onions,  one tomato and one green chiles and salt.
Cheers!!!!

71 comments:

Pam said...

Yum, this sound great. I must try it.
xx

Deepti said...

Mouthwatering biryani n perfect for easter.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

yummy biryani!!

Happy Cook said...

I knew I should have booked a ticket to your place for easter. Wish i had this now.

Madhuri said...

Biryani looks wonderful!
Happy Easter Sarah.

Madhuri said...

Biryani looks wonderful!
Happy Easter Sarah.

Tina said...

Kothiyavunnente kutty...Happy Easter...

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks so beautiful and appetizing!

SE said...

wow..biryani looks so tempting...nice click too...advance easter wishes !

PranisKitchen said...

Delicious biriyani.cooking the mutton pieces in the coco milk gives a nice flavor.
Nice click .
Inim entha special.waiting for the other Easter special dishes.
Enjoy..

Uma said...

Thanks for sharing a tempting Biryani recipe! I was looking for it. explained it so well for microwave, oven and stove top.

ganga said...

adipoli ayittunde

Nandini said...

Nice click! Looks so yummy and perfect!

meeso said...

Ooooh, that sounds awesome! I can almost taste it :)

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Love the Biryani! Looks great! Happy Easter,dear!

Kairali sisters said...

Happy Easter Sarah...Mutton biriyani nammude fav anu tou...Yummo..

Love
Kairali sisters

Sailaja Damodaran said...

looks tempting............yum

nandini said...

Hey sarah!! This is exactly what i had planned for my next post!!!.. The procedure is tad different..... Urs look super yummy!!... Biriyani being my fav , i have bookmarked it!.

Gulmohar said...

kidilan..njan eppozha angottu varandennu paranja mathi :D

Madhura Manoj said...

lip smacking...;-)))

Pete said...

Just had mutton curry and briyani for lunch at a restaurant near my house......but yours look more delicious!

Swathi said...

Sarah,

kidilan post, mutton biryani looks really good.

Sushma Mallya said...

Happy easter sarah, biryani looks mouthwatering with beautiful presentation

Meena said...

biryani pics look super...happy easter!

priya said...

adipoli biriyani da...yummmm..happy easter

TREAT AND TRICK said...

This is so delicious and your photo make me droll here.....

Laya said...

Delicious mutton biriyani .and the picture is so good .i am planning to make one of your biriyani for easter lunch :-).

Biren said...

Very mouth watering....Happy Easter!

Yummy Team said...

Kandittu kothi sahikkan vayyeee..Biriyani is my fav esp chicken and mutton..My recipe is almost same as yours and i also have a biriyani recipe ready to be posted tmrw :) Great pic as usual!!

SathyaSridhar said...

Woooow!!! Biriyani loooks delicious n yummy makes me hungry...lovely presentation dear...biryani is my all time fav n very nice food for all time...Happy Easter to u n to ur family dear,,,

Ally said...

sarah molle: adipoli!!!

Priyameena said...

Picture is so tempting...Yummy YummY!

Preeti Kashyap said...

looks yumm!

Sumi said...

craving for some of that now...I simply love your pictures

Jagruti said...

Superb and delicious!

Krishnaveni said...

Rich and colourful biriyani. Fantastic click

Priya said...

Wwoww wat a prefect and droolworthy briyani...Happy Easter Sarah..

Nirmal said...

wonderful looking Biriyani kutty.i cant wait to make it on sunday , with chuney and culets .your pictures are getting better and better

Silence Sings said...

jst drooling...give me ur address i am coming home.....

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

yummy yumyum is all i can say as i'm drool here:)

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Biryani looks yummy...Great pic again !!!

PJ said...

biryani looks so yummy, Sarah! and a lovely pic as always.

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely click.....making me hungry now....delicious biriyani

Ann said...

Happy Easter. This is my first time visiting your blog (seriously, how did I not find this sooner?!!!). What an amazing collection of recipes you have here, I am dumbfounded. Looks like I'll be doing a lot of bookmarking!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Happy Easter Sarah...this looks super delicious...click is superb as usual.. :)

BeenaShylesh said...

yummy ......... happy easter dear......briyani kannichu kothippikkalanno....

Suhaina said...

Looks very very tempting

An Open Book said...

Wow..hearty meal i say:)
Happy Easter...

Pravs said...

i am so tempted ! beautiful pic.

Yasmeen said...

Can never get enough of biryani :D

Shabs.. said...

all i have to say is...please kill me....Gosh i love biriyani's ....can have it three times a day...urs looks fab...nall pic ketto...

Saswati said...

Sarah I am drooling here..that biryani looks mouthwatering....a happy easter to you:)

AshKuku said...

Lovely yummy Biryani.... I loved the first look I saw,... Very tempting...the color, the texture..... BRILLIANCE at Perfection!!!!! Celebrations could not be more festive than this..... I have saved it for my try........

Happy Celebrations!!!!

Ash.....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Padhu said...

Biriyani looks fantastic .Belated Easter wishes

Priya said...

Biriyani luks so tempting..pls collect the award from my blog

Priya said...

Easter oru aghosham aakiyallo... Happy Easter!! :)

aquadaze said...

must try this...I don't use coco milk in mine, this sounds very delish!

M D said...

I am vegetarian, but by the looks of this biriyani, I think anyone would convert to a non-veg!!! Looks so good!

sayantani said...

wow that simply looks perfect. My family is crazy of this dish and we often make it at home. the chammanthi looks a great companion too...gonna try it soon.

Mallugirl said...

Happy Easter, Sarah.. are u already at home?

San said...

Mutton biryani looks so yum,the picture is very inviting.Wish i could grab the bowl dear.

Madhuri said...

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Julie said...

What a beautiful dish :)

shahana said...

Kalakkan! kothiyavunnu

Preethi Rajeev said...

yumyyyyy , looks so delicious, would like to have some rt away

Sharmilee! :) said...

All time fav biriyani.....looks perfectly cooked!

Tastebud from California said...

I tried this multiple times and i should say, its ever time hit @ my home. Now i make this atleast once in a month, esp when guests are there. I skip the poppy seed and coffee grinder part, as i don't have a small grinder. but i put all sliced very thin while cooking onion itself (omit poppy), still it comes out good for me :). Thanks for this great recipe.

Sarah Naveen said...

So so happy to hear that Taste bud ;)....I omit poppyseed sometimes , to make things easier ;)...
Good to learn that chopping the ggg finly works well too...I really appreciate you taking the time to write to me ...
Take care
See you around here!
Sarah

Anonymous said...

i tried this recipe and needless to say...twas grrreat. i have a doubt tho,..what's the quantity of curd used for marination?and...are the garam masala proportions - half tspn for marination and another 2 tspn to be addded for the mutton masala.hope u'll reply soon...and thanx for sharing a wundrful recipe.
Hope.

Sarah Naveen said...

Anon...I have rearranged the recipe :-)..Hope this helps now :-)

Rajesh Ramachandran said...

Thank You Sarah for a delicious and detailed recipe.I followed your steps to the book and the result was a lipsmacking biriyani. Thanks once more..

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