Awadhi Mutton Biryani Recipe

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Awadhi Mutton Biryani
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Breathe in the aroma of this princely mutton biryani, cooked the royal Awadhi style! Perfect for your dinner table feasting!

Ingredients of Awadhi Mutton Biryani

  • For garam masala:
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 8-10 cloves
  • 2-3 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2-3 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp pepper corns
  • 2 star anise
  • 2-3 mace
  • 2-3 brown cardamom
  • 3-4 green cardamom
  • For mutton marination:
  • 1/2 kg mutton
  • 2-3 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • Cashew nut paste
  • Pinch of garam masala
  • 4-5 tsp. curd
  • For cooking:
  • 2-3 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp ghee
  • 2-3 tsp oil
  • 2-3 cups milk
  • Saffron

How to Make Awadhi Mutton Biryani

1.For garam masala:
2.1. Dry roast all the spices.
3.2. Once they are roasted, transfer them to a masala grinder and grind them finely.
For mutton marination:
1.1. To half kg mutton, add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric and chilli powder.
2.2. Then add cashew nut paste, garam masala, curd and whisk it.
3.3. Cover it with the lid and put it in the refrigerator for an hour.
Final Preparation:
1.1. Let the meat come to room temperature. Season the meat with salt.
2.2. Grease the handi with some ghee and oil. Transfer the marinated meat from the bowl to the handi.
3.3. Now stir and cook the meat for a few minutes.
4.4. Cover with the lid and simmer it for another half an hour.
5.5. Now layer the mutton with cooked rice and pour a little saffron induced milk over it.
6.6. Add a little salt, garam masala, roasted onions and ghee over it.
7.7. Cover the handi with the lid and weight it down with something heavy. Keep the flame low.
8.8. Cook for about half an hour. Serve it hot.
9.Tip: Add some kewra jal or gulab jal to biryani for an romatic essence.
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  • By: Raadhika 13 months ago
    This is a good recipe but I agree that it falls short on detailed directions. Please specify the quantity of rice to be used to get the proportions of rice and meat right. Thank you!
  • By: Kathleen 1 year ago
    The Awadhi Mutton Biryani looked wonderful and the spices were divine, but recipe is completely short on directions. For rice, what kind? how much to precook it and no spices to flavor it? And 5 minutes prep time? Please, even I as a Chef for 30 years can't fill in those blanks. We are not all native Indians reviewing these recipes, so please a bit more info on unfamiliar terms and preparations.
  • By: Shara Garg 1 year ago
    this was easyy for a beginner like me and it came out tasty...:)
  • By: Shipra Wadhawan 9 months ago
  • By: Aprajita Vij 8 months ago
    this looks so easy..can make it everyday
  • By: kashish sachdeva 8 months ago
    wonderful recipe.
  • By: Shitija 8 months ago
    This is such a simple recipe ! Amazing taste.
  • By: Gunjan Bajaj 8 months ago
    0 cholesterol , wow.
  • By: Amishaa Gupta 8 months ago
    Looks so easy and yummy. Will make it tonight :D