Pressure Cooker Mutton Biryani

I always prefer cooking dum biryani’s. I was in a wrong impression that pressure cooker biryani doesn’t turn out well, until i made this mutton biryani recipe which was so yummy. It doesn’t taste like Hyderabadi Biryani, yet has got it’s own flavor can’t say no to it. Definitely goes into my blog.

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basmati rice – 4 cups

mutton – 3/4 lb

water – 5 cups

butter milk – 2 cups

ginger-garlic paste – 1.5 tsp

onion – 1 thinly sliced

tomato – 1 chopped

green chillies – 3 slit

meat tenderizer – 1 tsp

mutton biryani mix – 1 tsp

garam masala – 1.5 tsp

curd – 3 tbspn

chillie powder – 1 tsp

coriander powder – 1 tsp

salt – 3 tsp

mint leaves – handful

cilantro – handful

lime juice – 1 tsp

turmeric – 1/2 tsp

ghee – 3 tsp

bay leaf – 2

cloves – 3

cinnamon – 1


Marinate the mutton with ginger-garlic paste, curd, salt, chillie powder, little turmeric, meat tenderizer, lime juice, green chillies, mint leaves for 20 mins. Wash and drain rice and keep aside.

In a pressure cooker, heat ghee, add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, onions and saute them. Add little ginger-garlic paste and cook for 2 mins. Add tomatoes and cook till soft. Add the marinated mutton along with 1/2 cup water and little turmeric and cook for 3 mins. Close the lid and pressure cook it until 4 whistles. Allow it to cool down. The gravy should be thick, if it is watery allow it to cook till gravy becomes thick with lid open.

Add drained rice to this mutton along with water, buttermilk, coriander powder, mutton biryani mix, garam masala, mint leaves, cilantro and mix it gently. Close the lid and cook until 2 whistles. Let it cool down and mix it gently. Enjoy it alone or with mutton curry or raita.

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7 Responses to Pressure Cooker Mutton Biryani

  1. vani says:

    ee roju nenu ee biryani chesanu. chala tasty ga vundi simple ga kuda vundi. maa collegues ki kuda pettanu vaallu chala enjoy chestu tinnaru. chala bagundi. mee chinni great annaru

  2. Prabha says:

    Hi Poornima, I am going to cook this recipe tonight….hope it comes out as in the picture above…well this recipe…does seemed easy…let me try…thanks

    • mepoornima says:

      Thanks Prabha for trying it. I’m sure it comes out exactly as in the picture. Please let me know how it turned out…..waiting……

      • Prabha says:

        Hi Poornima, well tried last week….the mutton was tenderly cooked…no doubt about it…but though I used the basmathi rice…it wasnot like the one in the above pic….the rice was sticking to each other…may be if you could help me doing this recipe only for two people…that would be great…my email ID is…:( thanks

  3. mepoornima says:

    Hi Prabha, sorry for the late response. Have you let the gravy become thick before adding rice? If it is not thick the rice becomes sticky. Instead of adding 1/2 cup of water with marinated mutton reduce to 1/4 and try. One more suggestion is, try 4 cups of water instead of 5.

    This biryani tastes even better the next day. If u want to make it for 2 people simply reduce all the ingredients to half. I have earlier posted Hyderabadi mutton biryani recipe too, restaurant -style one, do try that one too.

    • Prabha says:

      Thanks Poornima, a million, will try…shortly and update you. Whenever I see this particular reipe with the Biryiyani photo…OMG cannot write…my mouth waters like anything……..reallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy temptingggggggggggggggggg. We are in Sydney, Australia…hence trying new recipes…as I am the chef at our house….my husband likes eating and is quiete satisfied with my cooking but I do keep sneaking for easy recipes on internet looking for the ingredients I have at home or that which is easily available in the grocery store. It is at such circumstance, I came across ur blog and did cook the same night………..well but for the stickyness…think the taste was not all that bad……write to you soon…bye TC

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