Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mutton Biriyani - Easy Pressure Cooker Method

My love for these Chettinad Style Biriyani's were always there right from my college days . There was a Chettinad Restaurant right opposite to my college . We never missed a sunday without eating those Biriyani's. Even now , most of the sundays i make either Chicken biriani , Mutton biriyani , Prawn Biriyani or Fish Biriyani .

As my Policy there is never a good sunday without a Biriyani . So lets see how i make this simple Mutton Biriyani with bursting flavors on it. It is a never fail Chettinad Style Biriyani which is easy to make. This recipe is adopted from my Mom's Chicken Biriyani .

My mom used to say there is always a proportion when you are making Biriyani like how much water you should use for one cup of basmathi rice , How much tomatoes should be used for 1 Medium Sized Onions.

  •   -Garlic paste and and fry till the raw smell goes. When the Ginger-Garlic paste sticks to the bottom sprinkle some water add these Chopped Mint leaves and Coriander leaves and saute them . Once the ginger - garlic paste sticks to the bottom of the again add these chopped tomato and cook in a medium flame.

  •  Add the Garam Masala and Salt to the Onion -Tomato mixture and cook . When the raw smell goes add the marinated Mutton mixture , and 1/4 Cup of water and slow cook by covering it with the lid . Occasionaly Stir it by sprinkling water as it does not stick to the bottom. It might take 30-40 Minutes for the mutton to get cooked .

  • At this time check and adjust the salt and spice level . Add 1 1/2 cup of Basmathi Rice and 2 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 Cup of water , mix it properly. Add 1 TSPN of butter and close it with the Pressure cooker lid , put on the whistle , keep it in the Medium High . Allow it to whistle for two times. Take off the flame and rest it till the pressure goes.

  • Once the Pressure is gone open the lid allow the biriyani to cool. Do not try to take the biriyani with spoon when it is hot . It will break the rice.
  •  Once the biriyani is cooled down Mix the biriyani with spoon.

Notes -

  • I have used butter in Biriyani , it gives a good flavor to the Biriyani .
  • Adding milk also gives a flavor , it is optional .If you do not want to add milk , you can add water.
  • Allow it to whistle only twice or biriyani might stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Once the biriyani is warm down , put the biriyani in a large bowl and mix it . Do not over stir the biriyani as it might break the rice.


  1. using pressure cooker u have achieved the rice separate looks fantastic.shld try some time.

  2. Ohhhhh!!! You got my hunger pangs rolling out too soon before my lunch time is due. Really amazing biriyani and yes, for the rice cooked together.

  3. Yummy pressure cooker biriyani. nice presantation

  4. oh wow... that looks really so delicious... making me hungry!!!