Chettinad Mutton Biryani | How to make Chettinad Mutton Biryani

By Menaga Sathia  |  28th Nov 2015  |  
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About Chettinad Mutton Biryani Recipe

Everyone loves biryani in any form, be it with veggies or eggs or seafood or meat. We enjoy a hearty meal of biryani with raita and chalna or kurma.

Chettinad Mutton Biryani is delicious and authentic dish. Chettinad Mutton Biryani by Menaga Sathia is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Chettinad Mutton Biryani is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is 30 minutes and it takes 45 minutes to cook it properly. Chettinad Mutton Biryani is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Chettinad Mutton Biryani. Chettinad Mutton Biryani is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Chettinad Mutton Biryani is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Chettinad Mutton Biryani at your home.

Chettinad Mutton Biryani

Ingredients to make Chettinad Mutton Biryani

  • Ingredients for cooking the mutton:
  • Mutton - 1/2 kg
  • turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  • chilli powder - 2 tsp
  • curry leaves - few
  • To Grind :
  • Red chilli - 3
  • Green chilli - 2
  • pearl onions - 12
  • cinnamon - 2 small pieces
  • fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • garlic pods - 10
  • cloves - 2
  • cardamom - 2
  • ginger - 1 inch piece
  • mint Leaves - A Handful
  • For Sauteing:
  • onion - 2 sliced lengthwise
  • tomato - 2 Finely chopped
  • mint leaves - handful
  • Basmathi rice - 2 cups
  • cloves - 3
  • cardamom - 2
  • cinnamon - 2 small pieces
  • curry leaves - a few
  • bay leaf - 2
  • ghee - 2 tbsp
  • oil - as needed
  • salt - to taste
  • curd - 2 tbsp

How to make Chettinad Mutton Biryani

  1. Wash the rice and soak for 10 minutes. Drain the water. Heat 1 tbsp ghee and fry the rice for 10 minutes. Keep it aside.
  2. In a pressure cooker heat oil and the ginger garlic paste, saute for a minute then add the mutton pieces and saute it for 5 minutes. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, a pinch of salt and 1 1/2 cups of water. Cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Now the grind the ingredients given under "to grind" to a fine paste.
  4. Once the mutton is cooked, release the pressure, strain the mutton stalk and keep it aside.This has to be used instead of water.
  5. Now heat a pressure cooker, add oil and temper with the ingredients given under "to temper", then add in the onions and saute it very well.
  6. Add the ground masala, saute it for 5 minutes, then add chopped tomato and saute till they become soft.
  7. Add the mutton pieces now and mix it well, then add curd and mix.
  8. 1 : 1 1/2 is the ratio of water to rice including yogurt. Measure the mutton stalk.
  9. For 2 cups of rice you have to pour 3 cups of water including yogurt, iff you have 2 cups of stalk then add 1 more cup of water.
  10. When this mixture starts to boil, add the fried rice and salt followed by mint leaves. Mix it well.
  11. Close the cooker. When the pressure develops put the weight on it. Keep the stove on low medium.
  12. Cook it for 10 minutes and turn off the flame. Once the pressure goes, gently mix the rice.
  13. Serve it with raita or mutton kurma.

My Tip:

Frying the rice is to make sure that the Biryani doesn’t get over cooked. So don't skip this step.

Reviews for Chettinad Mutton Biryani (1)

Anupama Basu2 years ago

Thanks you shear this recipe I will definitely make this biryani