Hyderabadi Mutton Dum ki Biryani | How to make Hyderabadi Mutton Dum ki Biryani

By Shaheen Ali  |  20th Jan 2016  |  
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About Hyderabadi Mutton Dum ki Biryani Recipe

Whenever I die I would love to die with a spoon full of Biryani in my mouth! The only mutton delicacy I believe is worth dying for is Biryani. Slow cooked meat with whole spices and curd with long grain rice, the flavor and the aroma is simply unbeatable. My love for biryani mainly begun when i was in college. Despite being born and brought up in a Muslim family, Biryani has though been one of our staple food, still the journey of falling in love with the delicacy started after I went for my higher studies.

Hyderabadi Mutton Dum ki Biryani

Ingredients to make Hyderabadi Mutton Dum ki Biryani

  • Mutton - 1 kilo (cut and washed), Long grain rice - 1 kilo, Onion - 5 large (coarsely ground), ginger paste - 4 tbsp, Green chilies - 6 (slit), Garlic paste - 4 tbsp
  • Fresh coconut - 1/2 cup (grated)
  • coriander powder - 4 tbsp
  • Sour curd - 1 cup
  • mint - 1/2 cup
  • coriander - 1/2 cup
  • salt - as needed
  • oil - 1 1/2 cups
  • bay leaf - 4
  • Green cardamom -6
  • Black cardamom - 4
  • Black pepper - 1 tsp
  • cloves - 1 tsp
  • star anise - 4
  • nutmeg powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Shah jeera - 1 tsp
  • mace - 1 tsp
  • cinnamon - 1 1/2 stick
  • mint - 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • coriander - 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • Lemon juice - 2 tbsp, Pure ghee - 2 tbsp, Fried onions - 1 cup, Saffron milk - 1/2 cup, Kewda Water - 2 tbsp

How to make Hyderabadi Mutton Dum ki Biryani

  1. Heat oil till piping hot in a vessel. Add shah jeera and spices, ginger- garlic paste, onions and saute
  2. Add mutton pieces and sour curd with slit green chilies, grated coconut. Add chopped mint and coriander
  3. Add coriander powder and salt. You can now see oil oozing
  4. Boil rice. Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice and 1 tbsp ghee and salt
  5. Once the water starts boiling, add rice into it and cook till the rice is 3/4th cooked.
  6. Take a thick flat iron tawa and place it on the gas and heat. Place another thick bottomed vessel over the tawa.
  7. Sprinkle some curd all over the bottom to avoid the yakhni getting burnt during dum.
  8. Spread yakhni all over the bottom of the vessel evenly. Sprinkle some mint and coriander over it.
  9. Now add lemon juice on the rice all over, spread saffron milk (soak pinch of saffron in 1/2 cup milk for 30 mins in fridge).
  10. Sprinkle kewda water and spread slit green chilies here and there.
  11. Now add chopped mint, coriander and lots of fried onions and seal the vessel with aluminium foil. Keep the biryani on dum in slow flames for around 20-25 mins.
  12. Once the biryani is done, remove the foil and cut the rice from one side and shuffle it gently

Reviews for Hyderabadi Mutton Dum ki Biryani (22)

2 years ago

look like ur dish ...superb amazing

Kamini Pawar2 years ago

Looking so delicious biryani :ok_hand:

Shabnam Khan2 years ago

Very tasty

Upasana Dutta3 years ago

Very nice

Jasmin Jamal3 years ago

Very nicely explained thank u

Tazeen Tungekar3 years ago

Don't mind but death is not something u can take lightly

zara shamim shaikh3 years ago

yummy tummy biriyani

Neeru Sharma3 years ago


sneh chauhan3 years ago

wio..nice recipe

Lisa Peterson3 years ago


sana Tungekar3 years ago

yakhnis are indeed wow! Eid Mubarak to u n your Family

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Bindiya Sharma4 years ago

Hi Shaheen, cant wait to try this out..probably with Chicken.Looks delicious!!

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Sangeetha Sanjay4 years ago

wow... wonderful receipe.I will definately try and post the pic soon.

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