Wednesday, August 22, 2012

How to make Mutton(Goat) dum biryani - Recipe for goat(mutton) dum biryani

Mutton dum biryani is widely popular in south india.


1. Mutton(Goat meat) -  1/2 kg
2. Rice - 2 cups (Basmati rice - soak for 20 minutes)
3. Onion - 1 (cut in length wise)
4. Tomato - 2 (chopped)
5. Tamarind juice - 3 tsp
6. Green chilly - 4 nos
7. Coconut (grated) - 5 tsps
8. Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsps
9. Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
10. Coriander powder - 1 tsp

For seasoning

1. Oil - 4 tbsp
2. Cordamam - 4 nos
3. Mint - 2 hand ful
4. Coriander leaves - some
5. Whole garam masala - fennel seeds, bay leaves, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon, mace(jathipathri)
6. food color orange - 1 tbsp 7. Fried onion - handful
8. Cashews fried - some (optional)

Method of preparation:

1. Heat 4 tsps of oil in a pan and add the whole garam masala. Once it is fried then add onion. Allow onion to get soft and then add mint. After 2 mins, add ginger garlic paste. Fry it for 2 mins and then add coriander powder, tomato, green chillies, salt,turmeric. Fry it until the tomato gets soft.
2. Now add the washed mutton into the pan and fry it nicely. It will take 5 mins. Mean while take mixie bowl, add the coconut & cardamom, grind it nicely.
3.Now add the grinded mixture into the pan and mix it nicely.
4. Now transfer this mutton mixture into the pressure cooker and add the tamarind juice & coriander leaves. Cover the cooker. Allow cooker to cook the mixture upto 8 to 9 whistles.
5. Meanwhile boil 6 cups of water in a skillet pan with some salt. Once water comes into boil add soaked rice into it. Make the rice to cook quarterly(it will take only 3 mins). Once done drain the water at this time the mutton also will be ready.
6. In a medium sized aluminum foil tray(like in the above picture), put gravy in the bottom layer and add the rice. and sprinkle fried onion, coriander leaves. and add gravy and again rice on the top. (so basically 4 layers - gravy, rice, fried onion & coriander leaves, gravy and rice). Now add the food color in a spoon of water and pour as a cricle in the top of rice. Now cover the tray with the aluminum foil.
7. Pre-heat the oven 5 mins for about 350 degrees. Now put the tray in the oven. Allow to cook for about 45 minutes.
8. Don't open the tray as soon it is ready. Just leave it for 10 or 15 mins and then open the cover. Mix it gently. If you like nuts, just add the fried cashews and mix it gently.

Now mutton dum biryani is ready. It will be colorful because we added the color.


1. After you put the layer cover the rice with moisturized tissue pepper (dip in the water) and then cover with the foil. The moisturized paper make the rice to be soft (it won't allow the rice to get hard)

2. When you cook the white rice just add 2 or 3 cardamom in the boiling water it will good aroma to the rice.

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