Mutton Biriyani

This is my mother’s very famous easy to make Kacchi Biriyani recipe.. Enjoy!

Prepare the meat, rice and potatoes all separately.

Step 1:

Preparing the Meat:

Mutton 5 lbs
Onion 2 big ones
Ginger 2 teaspoons
Nutmeg/Mace (jaiphal/javitri) 0.5 teaspoons
Cinnamon Stick 2
White cardamom (elach) and clove (laung) 15-20
chili powder 2 teaspoons
yogurt 2.5 cup
Oil 1 cup

  1. Wash the meat and drain all water.
  2. Heat oil and add the sliced onion and fry a little bit.
  3. Add everything and fry while stirring.
  4. Now add mutton and cook the mutton as it turns soft.
  5. Make sure the mixture is not watery.

Step 2:

Preparing the Potatoes:

Potatoes 3 big ones

  1. Cut the potatoes into big pieces.
  2. To give it a color, mix with orange color and salt.
  3. Heat oil and fry the colored potatoes.

Step 3:

Preparing the Rice:

Rice 6 cup
Water 11 cup
Oil 0.5 cup
Prune 8-10
Keora/Keoda water or Rose water 0.5 teaspoon
Saffron or orange food color very little

  1. Fry the Rice in oil for sometime.
  2. Add all the water, salt as necessary and Keoda/Rose water.
  3. After 3/4 water is gone leave it on for very low heat.
  4. Add green chili, fried potatoes, and prune.
  5. On top of it add all the cooked meat. Don’t mix.
  6. Spread little bit of orange color/saffron.
  7. Put the lid on for 15-20 minutes in low heat.
  8. and you’ll know its done when smell comes out.


Dig through all the layers while serving to make sure meat, colored rice, non colored rice and potatoes are there.

Source: Novita Rahman