Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani

Recipe by Mansi Parmar of London, GB

Ingredients non vegetarian 6 servings

    • 1 kg Rice
    • 1 kg Mutton
    • 10 g Cardamom 
    • 10 g Cinnamon
    • 10 g Cumin seed
    • 10 g Cloves
    • 40 g Ginger 
    • 20 g Garlic
    • 100 g Green Chillies
    • 50 g Fried Onion
    • 1 bunch Coriander Leaves
    • 1 bunch Pudina
    • 2 Lemon
    • 1/4 Curd
    • 1/4 kg Ghee


    1. Wash mutton and take it in a vessel.
    2. Grind green chillies, ginger, garlic, spices, fried onion, and mix them all, then add this mixture to the meat.
    3. Then add curd to it, mix the stuff thoroughly. Leave the material for half an hour.
    4. Take 2 litres of water in a vessel and put it on the stove.
    5. When water boils well put the rice in the vessel. Take out the semi-cooked rice and spread it on the meat and spices mixture as a layer. Take some more rice and spread as second layer. Finally, spread the fully cooked rice.
    6. Prepare a mixture of one cup of boiled water and 1/4 kg ghee and spill it on the rice.
    7. Now put a plate on the vessel and seal the edges with dough. Put the vessel on the stove, cook for 15 minutes on medium flame.
    8. Then turn off the stove. Leave the stuff for 15 minutes.
    9. Hyderabadi mutton biryani is ready to serve.



    Its the most loved recipe in India. And I love mutton biriany. Me and my wife will definitely try at home.


    I am a vegetarian, but, cook meat delicasies for my friends whenever they express their desire to eat Indian food with me. The age old belief is that the process of preparing Hyderabadi biryani, is quite time consuming and tedious too, since it has too many ingredients [some are easily available and some are not ] to gather before the commencement of it's preparation. But, to my pleasant surprise, what I am seeing here is the easiest way of preparing Hyderabadi biryani that I hardly have come across with, in my entire life. Kudos to you for sharing the recipe, dear Manasi. cheers.

    Mansi Parmar

    Thanx people... Will post some more stuff soon


    Hi Mansi!I dont eat mutton, but i guess i can try this method of preparation with prawns.gud 1!



    Nice & simple recipe. Thanks.