Amma's Mutton Biryani Recipe | South Indian Style Mutton/Goat Biryani

Amma's Mutton Biryani Recipe
Amma's Mutton Biryani Recipe
There's never been a Sunday without Amma's Chicken Biryani/ Mutton Biryani those were my teenage days and what bliss to sit and enjoy home cooked biryani along with a good Sunday movie. Gosh I miss those days terribly. Life was so care-free sigh! but now I just relish those moments by cooking up Amma's recipes and enjoying great tasting meals along with my other half ;-). Biryani is this magic dish that just draws all your senses and taste buds together and any South-Indian cannot live without them. Although I was never a fan of heavy meals/ biryani I always grew up loving the biryani Amma made. It had the perfect colour, texture, taste and spices. I think a lot had to do with her method and love that went into the dish. Nevertheless without much non-sense lets move on to the recipe.


South Indian Mutton Biryani Recipe
South Indian Mutton Biryani Recipe
MUTTON BIRYANI RECIPE | SOUTH INDIAN MUTTON/GOAT BIRYANI RECIPE

Recipe Source - Amma
Prep time - Marinating mutton either overnight/ minimum 1 hour
Cook time - 15 mins
Serves - 3-4 people generously
Serving suggestion - along with onion raita, brinjal pachadi

Ingredients

Basmathi Rice - 2 cups
Water - 3 cups
Mutton / Goat - 1/2 kg
Onion - 2 large, sliced
Tomato - 3 large, sliced
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Green chilli - 4 no
Mint & corriander leaves - 3/4 cup chopped
Corriander powder - 2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Biryani Masala - 1 tsp
Salt - to tate
Lemon juice - from 1 lemon (medium sized)
Curd - 1 tbsp
Bay leaf - 1 
Cinnamon - 2 sticks
Cardamom - 2 
Cloves - 2
Star anise - 1
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Mace - 2 

Marination (minimum 3 hrs - max overnight)

Mutton - 1/2 kg
Curd - 1 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/3 tsp
Salt 

Method

1. Wash basmathi rice in cold water 3-4 times, soak in cold water for 30 mins.
2. Pressure cook the marinated mutton for 5- 6 whistles or 15 mins (adjust according to your usual cooking, we love our meat to be soft and tender). Switch off and set aside.
2. In a wide heavy bottom pan heat oil, add the whole spices one by one - Bay leaf, fennel, cardamom, cinnamom, cloves, mace, star anise. Wait for 10-15 seconds for it to sizzle and release all the aroma.
4. Add onions and saute for 3-4 minutes until they have a golden tint. Add the green chillis and tomoto sprinkle some salt and saute. Cook covered for 3 minutes and wait until its cooked and mushy. 
5. Now add the spice powders - red chilli powder, corriander powder, biryani masala, jeera powder and mix well. Add in half of the mint and corriander leaves, beaten curd and cook for 1 minute covered.
6. Add the cooked mutton and its juices if any. Mix well bring it to a boil. Add 3 cups water (since you have more mutton broth from the cooked meat). Bring this to a boil.
7. Drain the soaking rice and once the water is boiling add the rice. Mix well, check for salt and spices. 
8. Sprinkle the left over mint leaves & corriander leaves mix well. Cook covered in medium flame for 4 minutes. 
9. Lower the flame and place a dosa skillet and keep the biryani pan over it. Cook further in simmer for 8 minutes. Switch off. After 10 minutes open the pan and sprinkle the lemon juice.
10. Serve hot along with raita.


Tamil style Mutton/Goat Biryani
Tamil style Mutton/Goat Biryani 
COOKS WISDOM

TIP 1

1. I used 2 cups rice, and 3 cups water. If you have some water/ stock left from the pressure cooked mutton adjust the water measurements accordingly.

TIP 2

2. Amma usually pressure cooks the mutton and then adds it to cook the biryani. You can directly add the marinated mutton to the rice and cook together.

TIP 3

3. If using the pressure cooker to make this biryani, make sure to keep a skillet and the pan over it. You can cook the biryani for 3 whistles / 10 minutes.

TIP 4

4. Overnight marination of the meat makes it softer and tender. It also adds amazing flavour to the biryani.

TIP 5

5. The same recipe can be used to make a chicken biryani.


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20 comments:

  1. Wow looks gr88 Prius,tempting briyani

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  2. drooling..droolingggg...such a lovely blend of flavors,Priya..yummmy biriyani :)

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  3. Yummy biryani priya...

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  4. My mouth is just watering here.. wat a spread there..Drooling..

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  5. perfectly prepared biryani.. drooling..... :)

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  6. Its been ages since I had Mutton Biryani made by mom. Looks super delicious.

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  7. Looks delicious.... superb spread & lovely props

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  8. Biryani looks mouthwatering dear

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  9. Looks perfect Priya!Love your kutty bucket withe the raitha.

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  10. Tried today...recipe is awesome...

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  11. I tried it today and came out good.. thanks

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  12. Hi, I cannot wait to try this recipe.
    I don't understand step 9. Are we transfering the biryani to another pan?

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    1. Hi Francine,

      In step 9 you need not transfer the pan in which the biryani is cooking, usually a heavy bottom vessel (the base of the pan used must be thick layered) must be used to cook biryani for the rice to not get burned at the bottom of the pan. So to avoid the rice getting burned I am using a flat cast iron skillet as the base and placing the biryani pan on top of it. I hope I answered your question do let me know if you have any further queries. :) Good luck on your preparations.

      Regards,
      Priya

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  13. Hi love your recipe but how much of oil do i need to use?

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  14. How many people will this serve

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  15. Hi how many people will this serve

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  16. I cooked this biryani today and it was awesome. My family and friends loved it. Thank you

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