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Mutton Biryani

  • Non Veg
  • 1 hr 25 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy



The Mutton Biryani is amongst the most popular variants of delicious recipes that perfectly combines the tenderness of Mutton and Indian spices. It is easy to prepare and doesn’t require much investment of time or money. The ingredients are easy to fetch from your nearest grocery store, and only requires about an hour worth of prep time to put together. This recipe of biryani will utilize the microwave for most of its cooking needs instead of the stove.

Health benefits

Biryani brings the best of vegetables, Indian spices and meat in terms of taste and nutrients. Some of the properties that one can derive from a typical serving of biryani include anti inflammatory, antiseptic and antibiotic benefits which can help improve digestion, constipation, strengthening of bones and the repair of muscle tissue. The presence of lycopene and selenium also boost your ability to fight against cancer.

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How to Make Mutton Biryani

  • Place the mutton pieces in a medium sized vessel and pour half a cup of water. Pressure cook the contents for about 15 minutes.
  • Add ½ tbsp of turmeric powder, 4 tbsp of oil and butter in a small skillet.
  • Stir in cloves, cardamom, bay leaves, star anise and cinnamon stick into the mixture and microwave it for 1 minute.
  • Add onion and green chilli into the skillet. Microwave for further 3 minutes.
  • Add mint leaves, ginger garlic paste and chopped tomatoes into the skillet. Microwave for 3 more minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder, Indian spice mix, chili powder and coriander powder. Carefully mix them properly and then pour the yoghurt.
  • Add the mutton pieces along with the remaining water into the skillet and microwave for a further 5 minutes.
  • Cook the rice separately according to the instructions.
  • Mix the rice and mutton gravy.
  • Serve with raita and enjoy.


Biryani’s origins are clouded in mystery. Some people claim that it was founded in India, while others believe it came from Persia. The latter could be right given that Biryani was derived from the Persian word ‘birinj’, which means rice.

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