Mutton Biryani is the epitome of love for biryani enthusiasts. It leaves a harmonious taste of beautifully layered spiced mutton and tender grains of rice topped with coriander and fried onions. Well, replicating the taste of mutton biryani made in Islamic households can be a bit difficult. As it has the signature taste which is enough to tantalize your taste buds. And making mutton biryani from scratch at home can be daunting but don't worry we got your back!
We introduce you to an easy step to step mutton biryani recipe from Charcoal Eats. This mutton biryani recipe will help you make the most delicious mutton biryani. With this recipe, learn how to make the right mutton masala for the biryani, how to marinade the mutton and how to get the layers right!
Step-to-Step Mutton Biryani Recipe
Indulge in the flavors of a mouthwatering Mutton Biryani prepared with this step-by-step mutton biryani recipe. Each element, from the marination of the mutton to the careful layering of all the ingredients contributes to a symphony of flavors that blend harmoniously. The end result is irresistible and leaves a long lasting impression on your family and guests. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey that will delight your taste buds like never before.
Step 1: Wash the mutton
To begin preparing the Mutton Biryani, start by ensuring the mutton is free from any impurities. Take the mutton pieces and give them a thorough rinse under cold running water, ensuring they are clean and ready for the next steps of the recipe.
Step 2: Get ready to marinate
Take a mixing bowl and gather the ingredients for the marinade. Combine the yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, biryani masala powder, and salt according to your taste in the bowl. Mix them well until they form a smooth paste. Marinade the mutton in it. Marinade acts more as a tenderizer of the mutton pieces than as a flavoring agent. So 20-30 minutes is sufficient. Make sure you pat dry the washed mutton pieces before putting them in the marinade!
Step 3: Prepare homemade mutton masala
This mutton masala got everything from roasted spices to fried onions to oodles of ghee! Let’s roll into making mutton biryani masala. Add the ghee to a large pressure cooker and allow it to heat up on a medium flame. Add cumin seeds, cloves, bay leaf, cardamom and cinnamon. Fry for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Then Add sliced onions and fry for 2 minutes or until the onions are slightly browning. Now add ginger garlic paste and fry till fragrant. Now it's time to add tomatoes and cook until they become a little softer, about 2 minutes. Add the marinated mutton and cook on high for 4-5 minutes till the mutton starts browning. Add chili powder, turmeric powder and garam masala. Fry and stir to combine. Pour milk and water, stir and ensure that they are well mixed. Tightly seal the lid and pressure cook on medium for 25-30 minutes. The mutton, once cooked, must be fork tender, but should not fall apart. Hence, step three of this mutton biryani recipe comes to an end.
Step 4: Boil the rice and heat the ghee in a pan
Rinse the basmati rice under cold water until it runs clear. In a large pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the rinsed rice, along with bay leaf, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, and salt. Cook until the rice is partially done. Drain and set aside. Cook the rice until it is 70-80% done (slightly undercooked). Drain the rice and set aside.
Step 5: Cook the marinated mutton
Toss marinated mutton along with the marinade to the pot with the remaining fried onions. On medium-high heat, cook the marinated mutton in the pot until it turns golden brown and the moisture evaporates. This process will help develop the flavors and enhance the tenderness of the mutton pieces more. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Allow the mutton to cook on medium-high heat for approximately 15-20 minutes. During this time, keep an eye on it to ensure it doesn't overcook or dry out.
Step 6 - Layer the rice & mutton
Once the mutton is cooked and tender, remove half of the mutton pieces and keep them aside. Spread the remaining mutton evenly at the bottom of the pot. Layer the partially cooked rice on top of the mutton. Sprinkle the reserved fried onions, chopped mint leaves, and chopped coriander leaves over the rice. Drizzle this saffron milk over the layered rice to add a beautiful yellow color and aroma.
Step 7: Ready to cook!
Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid or seal it with aluminum foil. Cook the biryani on low heat for about 10-12 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
Step 8: Garnish and Serve
Wow, mutton biryani is finally ready to serve. Wasn’t it easy to make with mutton biryani recipe from Charcoal Eats? Now, gently fluff the biryani with a fork, mixing the layers. Serve the Mutton Biryani hot but don't forget to garnish it with the reserved fried onions. Accompany it with raita (yogurt-based side dish) and salad for a complete savory meal.
Tho making mutton biryani requires little time and effort but following this mutton biryani recipe you'll be rewarded with juicy, flavourful, tender pieces of meat and really fragrant rice.Enjoy this delightful and delicious biryani with your loved ones!