Biryani is a flavourful and delicious rice that is a must have during most feasts and special occasions in India. It is usually prepared in a large vessel with dum (seal) to keep its flavor and aroma intact. Today I am going to share an easy way of making delicious mutton biryani, the way we make at home, in a pressure cooker along with a video. 


500 gms basmati rice/ 4 cups
500 gms mutton
1 cup oil
3 cloves
3 cardamoms
3 cinnamon
1 cup thinly sliced onions
2 tbsp garlic paste
2 tbsp ginger paste
2 tsp red chili powder
3 tsp salt
4 large tomatoes pureed
4 tbsp curd
Handful of coriander and mint leaves
3 cups water

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cardamoms, cinnamons, cloves and sliced onions.
  • Saute till the onions turn golden.
  • Add garlic and ginger paste and saute till the raw smell goes.
  • Next add salt, red chilli powder and mix well.
  • Now add tomato puree and mix.
  • Cook for a couple of minutes till oil starts separating.
  • Then add curd, coriander and mint leaves and mutton pieces.
  • Mix well, add 1 cup water and close the lid of the pressure cooker.
  • Cook for 2 to 4 whistles. The meat has to be 90 % cooked.
  • Once the steam has come out, open the lid and add lime juice. Check if the mutton is cooked.
  • Add the rice and spead evenly.
  • Add 1 tsp salt and 2 cups water and mix well.
  • Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Switch off the gas. Once the steam has come out, open the lid. Give a mix and the mutton biryani is  ready to be served.

You can also check out Mutton Dum Biryani recipe 

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  1. When we pressure cook the mutton with a cup of water, is there not water still left after? Should we drain that out?

  2. For veg also same Recipe? Instead of mutton can I use veg? Or any other method?

    1. For vegetable biryani recipe with pictorial, you can check out this recipe....


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