Who doesn’t love a plate of smoking hot biryani, aromatizing your home, making your mouth water and tummy rumble? Either you are a Pakistani or an Indian; we all get weak when it comes to the biryani, don’t we?
Did you know that 47% of Pakistanis love Biryani and 25% of them prefer Mutton over other types of meat. That’s why Mutton Biryani is the most famous cuisine in all of Pakistan and Pakistani diaspora.
Since it’s so famous, many people think making Biryani must be difficult. But let me tell you, it’s not THAT difficult to cook a lip-smacking biryani if you follow this recipe to the T. Get all the ingredients and treat yourself and your family with a scrumptious Mutton Biryani this weekend. Cooking a succulent biryani with a smoking hot flavor has never been so easy!
Marinated Mutton Biryani Recipe
- March 19, 2021
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- Spices For Marination
- Mutton 8 to 10 pieces
- Yogurt 1/2 cup
- Ginger Garlic Paste 2 tbsp
- Lime Juice 1 to 2 tbsp
- Salt 1 tsp or as per taste
- Black Pepper 1 tsp
- Chilli Flakes 1 tsp
- Turmeric 1 tsp
- Orange Food Color 1/2 tsp
- Garam Masala 1 tsp
- Cumin and coriander powder 2.5 tbsp
- Biryani Masala Ingredients
- Rice 3 cups (soaked)
- Olive Oil 2 tbsp
- Onion 1 medium Chopped
- Tomato 1 medium Chopped
- Lime juice 1 tbsp
- Leftover Marinate
Olive Oil for Roasting 1 tbsp
- Coal for smoke
- Step 1
- 1: In a bowl, mix ginger-garlic paste, lime juice and marination spices in yogurt.
- Step 2
- 2: Add mutton pieces to the marinate and coat them well.
- Step 3
- 3: Keep the marinated mutton in the fridge for 3 to 4 hours.
- Step 4
- 4: Pour oil in the pan on medium flame and roast mutton pieces until the color changes to golden brown.
- Step 5
- 5: Cover the pan with the lid and cook mutton for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Step 6
- 6: While the mutton is cooking, take olive oil in the pressure cooker and fry the onion until translucent.
- Step 7
- 7: Add tomato and lime juice.
- Step 8
- 8: Add leftover marinate and garam masala, and stir well.
- Step 9
- 9: Check on the mutton and to add a smoky flavour to the recipe, place a small steel bowl or dry bread in the center of the pan. Place a preheated coal in it and pour a few drops of olive oil and cover the lid for two minutes.
- Step 10
- 10: Once the mutton is smoked, add it to the pressure cooker and let it cook until done.
- Step 11
- 11: Meanwhile boil rice in a separate pan.
- Step 12
- 12: Once mutton is done, remove it but leave some masala in the cooker.
- Step 13
- 13: Add a layer of rice, then a few mutton pieces, then some more rice, then a few more mutton pieces along with its masala, then another rice layer, and complete the layering process by adding the last bits of masala in the pan.
- Step 14
- 14: Place a tawa on the stove. Place the pressure cooker on the tawa and let the rice rest in the covered cooker on very low flame for 5-10 minutes.
The mouthwatering Marinated Mutton Biryani is ready to be served!