Biryani is one of the most sought after Indian dishes that none of us can ever resist. Be it a dinner party or just our cravings for something aromatic, rich and flavourful - biryani tops the list. No wonder chicken biryani made it to the most searched Indian food globally, according to a study. The dish of the Nawabs is a complete meal in itself and is often served with a side of spicy salan or a bowl of raita. Not just chicken, even mutton biryani is hugely popular. And no matter how debatable it may be, vegetable biryani too has a separate fan base. But mutton biryani is cooked differently in different regions of India. Did you know you can prepare all of those different biryanis at home as well?
Here are 5 of the best mutton biryani recipes you can try for your next dinner party:
An ode to the classic Hyderabadi biryani, this is made with long grain rice, spices and herbs such as cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon and cardamom pods combined with mutton. Char minar biryani makes for an aromatic blend that's so delicious, one cannot resist a second serving. Find the recipe here.
Get a taste of Ambur, Tamil Nadu in your kitchen with this delicious mutton biryani recipe. Ambur mutton biryani has mutton chunks sautéed with a tomato-onion mix and pressure cooked into a korma. It is then combined with cooked rice in 'dum style' and served hot with a generous topping of onion. Find the recipe here.
One of the most popular biryanis, Hyderabadi biryani is a must try when in the city of Hyderabad. But did you know you can prepare it at home as well? In this recipe of Hyderabadi biryani, meat is slathered with an array of spices such as chillies, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, green chilli paste, cardamom powder, cinnamon, cumin and cloves along with sauteed onions. It is then cooked with boiled rice and curd, covered with sticky dough. Serve it hot, garnished with boiled eggs, sliced carrots and cucumbers. Find the recipe here.
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Cooked in a royal Awadhi style, this biryani recipe is perfect for your next dinner feast. Marinated in a host of spices including freshly made garam masala paste and cashew nut paste, Awadhi mutton biryani is cooked alternatively layered with mutton and cooked rice along with saffron induced milk. Find the recipe here.
Who doesn't love meatballs? This biryani recipe is an aromatic burst of flavours with deep-fried meatballs cooked in spices, separately from rice. It is then sealed and cooked together in layers of meatballs and rice one after another in a bowl, topped with milk-saffron mixture and browned onions. This one can be a real crowd-pleaser! Find the recipe here.
Try these mouth-watering mutton biryanis at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.
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