Healthier Malabar Mutton Biryani

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Jul. 25, 2013

Biryanis are always special. This Malabar mutton biryani is even more special because of its extraordinary taste!


Basmati rice 1 Kilogram
Lean mutton 1 Kilogram , Cleaned, cut into medium pieces
Onion 1 Kilogram , sliced
Tomato 100 Gram
Pepper powder 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
Unsalted cashews 5 Gram
Cinnamon stick 4
Cloves 4 Medium
Cardamom 4 Medium
Curd 1 Tablespoon
Fennel 1 Teaspoon
Mint leaves 50 Gram
Low calorie oil 2 Tablespoon
Coriander leaves 50 Gram
Ghee 1 Teaspoon (For greasing)
Salt To Taste
For grinding:
Ginger 10 Gram
Garlic 8 Clove (40 gm)
Green chiles 10



1. Grind together ginger, garlic and green chillies into a coarse paste.

2. Clean and soak rice for 30 mins.


3. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan or a kadai.

4. Add 1/2 of the sliced onions and fry, till golden brown. Keep aside.

5. Heat up the remaining oil and add fennel seeds to it.

6. Add rest of the sliced onions and cashews and fry, till it becomes soft.

7. Add tomatoes, ground paste, turmeric powder, pepper powder, curd, mint and coriander leaves and saute, till the oil starts to separate.

8. Add mutton and cook, till the mutton is 3/4th cooked and then add salt.

9. Add the rice and cook it with all spices and salt, till it is 3/4th done.

10. Grease a vessel with little ghee.

11. Spread 1/2 of the mutton masala and place 1/2 of rice over it. Sprinkle some roasted onion.

12. Spread the remaining masala and top it with rice followed by fried onion.

13. Close it with a air tight lid and put it in dum for 10 - 15 mins.

14. Garnish with few mint and coriander leaves.


15. Serve hot with raitha or papad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 784Calories from Fat 136

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 197 mg8.21%

Total Carbohydrates 120 g40%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 40 g80%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet