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Ambur Mutton Biryani

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Ambur Mutton Biryani

  • Non Veg
  • 1 hr 50 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



A delicious and mouthwatering recipe that has been crafted to perfection from master chefs straight out of Ambur, a popular town in Tamil Nadu, India! Ambur is famous for its authentic recipes when it comes to Indian cuisine, where each bite is guaranteed to tickle all of your taste buds in one full sweep. The incredible thing is how easy the Ambur Mutton Biryani is to make even by amateur chefs and doesn’t require much knowledge of Indian foods. We highly recommend the Ambur Mutton Biryani recipe if you have yet to test biryani, the signature dish in India.

Health benefits

The traditional Ambur biryani brings out the best in terms of nutrition value and taste to the dish. It is an excellent source of protein, carbohydrate, vitamins B1, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Furthermore, the lycopene in tomato is known to fight cancer. This ensures that the body gets its daily recommended intake of important nutrients.

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How to Make Ambur Mutton Biryani

  1. Heat oil in a medium sized vessel at medium heat.
  2. Add the spices and stir for a few seconds until they become fragrant.
  3. Stir in yoghurt and mix for a minute.
  4. Add the sliced onion and cook until it turns golden.
  5. Stir in ginger garlic paste and cook for a minute.
  6. Add 2 tbsp mint leaves and 2 tbsp chopped cilantro.
  7. Mix the contents well and sauté for another minute.
  8. Add the mutton pieces and cook for a solid 3 to 4 minutes.
  9. Stir in the sliced onion, tomato pieces and add a bit of salt to taste.
  10. Add the remaining cilantro and mint leaves.
  11. Pour 1 cup of hot water.
  12. Cover the vessel and cook for 45 minutes until the mutton is done and the oil is resting on the top.
  13. Cook rice according to the instructions.
  14. Add the mutton gravy to the rice, top with cilantro and minute.
  15. Heat the vessel on medium heat for about 15 minutes.
  16. Mix the biryani and serve hot.


Although biryani is very popular in India, its origins are entirely unknown. The word ‘biryani’ itself comes for the Persian word ‘birinj’ which suggests that it could have Persian roots instead.

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