Your online resource

for all things culinary

HOME Search this Site All Recipes Special Sections Articles &  Resources Kitchen Equipment Food & Health Growing Food Directories

Missing an Ingredient ?


Mutton Biryani   HT MC Pakistani 85mins

Serves 4-6   Hot Lamb Main Course Pakistan Asia

240ml/8fl.oz. Ghee or Oil
2 Onions, finely chopped
675g/1-1/2lb Mutton or Lamb, cut into 2.5cm/1 inch cubes
Salt to taste
2 teasp Red Chili Powder
2 teasp Turmeric Powder
1 teasp Black Cumin
4 2.5cm/1-inch pieces Cinnamon Sticks
4 Cloves
4 Cardamom Pods
2 Bay Leaves
2 teasp Ginger Paste
2 teasp Garlic Paste
720ml/24fl.oz. Water
4 Tomatoes, chopped
180ml/6fl.oz. Plain Yoghurt
675g/1-1/2lb Rice
1 tbsp Freshly chopped Coriander
a few Mint Leaves
1 teasp Lemon Juice


1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onions and fry until golden brown.

2. Add the mutton and fry over a high heat for 5 minutes, turning from time to time.

3. Add the Salt, Red Chili Powder, Turmeric Powder, Black Cumin, Cinnamon Sticks Cloves, Cardamom Pods, Bay Leaves, Ginger and Garlic Pastes together with the water, mix well then reduce the heat, partially cover and cook for 45 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, place the rice in another saucepan, cover with 5cm/2-inches of water, bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes only until half cooked. Drain well and set aside.

5. After the 45 minutes cooking time, stir the yoghurt into the meat mixture and cook gently for a further 5 minutes.

6. Place one quarter of the half cooked rice on the bottom of a large saucepan then top with one quarter of the meat mixture. Continue layering until the rice and meat are finished. Sprinkle with the chopped coriander, mint leaves and lemon juice, cover and cook over a medium heat for 5-10 minutes unit rice is completely cooked. Serve hot.




 Follow us 


Key techniques required to make this recipe

Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.


Freezing/Make ahead


Tips, Options and Substitutions




Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife


Wooden or Plastic Spoon


Related Recipes and Information

More Lamb  Recipes 

General Lamb Prep & Cooking Times

Lamb Cuts 

 Sign up for Free E-mailings

For lots of great kitchen equipment

Still not found what you're looking for?


Try our search facility. Type in your main ingredient (s) or what you have available and allow us to whisk you up a recipe in seconds!



About Us  |  Contact Us  |    Private Privacy  |   Media Resources  |  Links  |  Sitemap  |  Printing Recipes  |   Abbreviations on this site  


This Web Site was designed and created by Copyright 2000 to date [Recipes4us] All rights reserved.

 Some Photos