Irresistible easy and simple lamb biryani Recipe, beautifully cooked mutton pieces in a flavorful basmati rice that will amaze your guests tastebuds. Perfect biryani recipe is a WIN WIN for any occasion, celebrations, potlucks or parties. There are a huge varieties of biryani in and around India. Hyderbadi biryani, Chettinad biryani, Dum biryani are quite famous biryani varieties that is mostly available in all the Indian restaurants. The tastes varies from differ from briyani to biryani. Usually biryani is served along with salan and raita. Today I served this mutton biryani with onion raita. Although there are many varieties of biryani, I prefer this pressure cooker method for making most of the time. Because it’s so easy and simple, anyone can make it in home without much effort! All you need a pressure cooker to make this delicious and flavorful mutton biryani recipe.
Biryani is a South Asian mixed rice dish with the addition of either vegetables or meat. In most of the Indian homes if you visit them on weekends for sure Biryani would be there in their lunch menu. Since I am Vegetarian (Eggetarian) mostly I make vegetable biryani on weekdays and in weekends nonveg biryani exclusively for him.
Since mutton/goat is his favorite meat, we ended up making mutton biryani during weekends. Mutton Biryani as such is yummy to eat but you can serve it with onion raitha, chicken curry, boiled egg, brinjal curry.,etc.,
There are many variations of biryani according to their regions and religions’ , soon I will share those different varieties in my blog ,but today I have shared an easy recipe to make at home using pressure cooker. Sounds simple right? Let’s see how to make it
- Since the mutton/goat take more time to cook, we are pressure cooking the mutton first and then adding the rice later.
- If you bought the meat from aged goat then add some lemon juice so that the meat cooks perfectly
- You can also add some fried onions while serving , it will certainly enhance the biryani flavor.
- Buy the mutton pieces which has both flesh and bones because it taste good for biryani’s
- Soaking the basmati rice is the important step to get perfectly cooked biryani rice, so please don’t skip it.
Try this simple and easy pressure cooked Mutton/Goat Biryani recipe and let me know how it turns. If you are a vegetarian like me then you can try this “Chettinad Vegetable Biryani” recipe.
How to make mutton biryani recipe
- 250 gm Goat/Mutton 0.5 LB
- 1.5 cup Basmati rice
- 1 cup Onion sliced
- 1/2 cup Tomato sliced
- 2 tbsp Ghee
- 2 tbsp Oil
- 1 Bay leaf
- 4 Cloves
- 1 inch Cinnamon stick
- 2 Star anise
- 2 Cardamom
- 2 tbsp Ginger and garlic paste
- 1 handful Mint leaves
- 1 handful Coriander leaves
- 1/4 cup Curd
- 2 Green chili
- 1 tsp Peppercorns
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
- 2 tbsp Red chili powder
- 1 tbsp Coriander powder
- 1 tbsp Garam masala
- 1 tsp Roasted cumin powder
- 3 cup Water
- to taste Salt
- Clean the goat/mutton with salt and turmeric and set aside.
- Wash and soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes.
- Heat a pressure cooker and add ghee and oil.
- Once the oil is heated add the whole garam spices one by one (Bay leaves, cloves, star anise, cardamom, cinnamon stick, peppercorns).
- Add the green chili and sliced onions and fry till it is golden brown in color.
- Add the sliced tomatoes and sauté it for 2 minutes and then add the ginger and garlic paste.Then add the mutton/goat pieces and give it a mix.
- Now add the spice powders one by one (Turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, roasted cumin powder, garam masala).
- Add the chopped mint leaves and coriander leaves.
- Add the required salt and curd.
- Give it a quick mix and add the 3 cups of water to it and pressure cook it for 6-8 whistles.
- Once the pressure is settled remove the cooker lid and add the soaked basmati rice and close the lid and allow it to cook for another 2 whistles.
- After 2 whistles switch off the flame and allow it to rest for 20 minutes.
- Then you can open the pressure cooker and transfer the biryani to the serving plate.
- Enjoy the biryani with raitha or your favorite curry.