Mutton Dum Biryani

Mutton Dum Biryani

Mutton Dum Biryani is a tasty variant of mutton biryani in India. Try this famous recipe for your lunch or dinner. Mutton dum biryani is a variant in which mutton is dum cooked and gives an aromatic flavour and taste.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Marination: Minimum 3 hours

Cooking Time:  2 hours

Servings: 3 – 4 persons

Main Ingredients: Mutton

Cuisine: Indian

Course / Category: NonVegetarian, Main Dish

Tags: Mutton Recipes, Biryani Recipes


Basmati Rice: 2 cup

Mutton: 500 gms

Onion: 3 numbers (medium)

Green chilly: 4 numbers (medium)

Pepper corns: 2 – 3 numbers

Bay Leaf: 2 numbers

Cinnamon: 3 numbers

Clove: 3 numbers

Big cardamom: 1 number

Green Cardamom: 2 numbers

Saunf: 2 teaspoon

Kashmiri Red chilly powder: 1 tablespoon

Ginger Garlic paste: 2 tablespoon

Tomato: 2 numbers

Curd: 1 and 1/2 teaspoon

Coriander leaves: 1 cup

Pudina / Mint leaves: 1 cup

Turmeric: 1/4 teaspoon

Lemon: ½ of 1 number

Garam Masala: 2 teaspoon

Oil: 3 tablespoon

Salt: as required

Method to Prepare Mutton Dum Biryani

1. Marinate Mutton  pieces with 1tablespoon ginger garlic & green chilly paste, curd,  oil & ½ teaspoon of salt for 3 hours.

2. Cook marinated mutton with enough water in pressure cooker for 10-12 whistles.

3. Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaf, cinnamon, clove, big cardamom & sauté well.

4. Add finely chopped onion & sauté well.

5. Add remaining ginger garlic & green chilly paste & sauté well till raw smell goes.

6. Add diced tomatoes & sauté well, close with lid for cooking for 10 minutes.

7. Remove lid & mix well. Add Kashmiri chilly powder, turmeric & mix well.

8. Add chopped pudina & coriander leaves

9. Add cooked mutton pieces to it & mix well.

10. Add 2 cups of water & check salt. Add salt if required. Add powdered saunf & mix well.

11. Close with lid for cooking. Cook to get thick gravy.

12. Take deep bottomed vessel, boil 5 cups of water with salt, bay leaf, cinnamon, clove, green cardamom, black pepper. Cook rice for 5 minutes & drain excess water.

13. Remove all garam masala from rice.

14. Take vessel layer with half of mutton mix. Above it layer with half rice, again layer with remaining half mutton mix & finally layer with remaining rice.

15. Above it can sprinkle liquid food colour.

16. Close it tightly with lid & seal the edges.

17. Put the vessel above tawa & cook on high flame for 10 minutes & on low flame for 15 minutes. Then switch off flame & keep it like that for 15 minutes.

Your Mutton Dum Biryani is ready to serve. Serve with raita.

Note: This can be done by using pressure cooker. Do the same process & cook for 3 whistles.

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