Mutton Biryani Recipe – Kerala Style Mutton Dum Biriyani – മട്ടന്‍ ദം ബിരിയാണി

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  • Yield : 1 Kg
  • Servings : 4 person
  • Prep Time : 45m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 2:00 h

Mutton Biryani Recipe – Kerala Style Mutton Dum Biriyani – മട്ടന്‍ ബിരിയാണി

We can cook mutton biriyani in many ways. The one I am explaining here is Kerala style mutton biriyani which my mother and grandmother has taught. If you ask me no other biriyani can beat this taste. Its my opinion, my taste buds!!! your’s might be different. However I can assure you that you will definitely like this style also.
Mutton Biryani Recipe – Kerala Style Mutton Biriyani – മട്ടന്‍ ബിരിയാണി

Mutton Biryani Recipe – Kerala Style Mutton Biriyani – മട്ടന്‍ ബിരിയാണി

The style of preparation and the rice used to make this biryani gives a unique delicious taste…. Try out this Kerala Style Mutton Dum Biriyani / മട്ടന്‍ ദം ബിരിയാണി Recipe…
I am giving you the ingredients sufficient for making mutton biriyani that can be served for 4 person.


  • For cooking mutton - Set 1:
  • Fresh mutton - 1/2 Kg (Cleaned and water drained well)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
  • Ginger paste - 1 tbsp
  • Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom - 4 nos
  • Cloves - 4 nos
  • Cinnamon - 1 medium size piece
  • Salt

  • For masala make paste - Set 2:
  • Ginger - one finger length
  • Garlic - 10 cloves
  • Green Chilli - 12 nos (as per your spice requirements. only green chilli is used here)
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tbsp
  • Putheena (Mint) leaves - 1/2 cup (Take more if you like the flavor more)
  • Coriander (Chappu) leaves - 1 cup

  • For masala make paste - Set 3:
  • Cashew nut - 8 nos
  • Rasins - 15 nos

  • Other ingredients for masala - Set 4:
  • Oil for sauteing - Corn oil 4 tbsp
  • Onion chopped - 2 nos
  • Tomato - 2 nos
  • Yoghurt - 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
  • Rose water - 2 tbsp
  • Salt

  • For Cooking Rice: (Making നെയ്യ് ചോറ് )
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Jeerakasala Basmati Rice - 2 & 1/2 cup
  • Boiled water - 5 cup (2 cup water for one cup rice)
  • Rasins - 10 nos
  • Cardamom - 2 nos
  • Cloves - 2 nos
  • Cinnamon - 1 medium size piece
  • Salt
  • Rose water - 2 tbsp

  • For Garnishing:
  • Onion chopped - 1 nos
  • Cashew nut - 10 nos
  • Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Lemon juice - 2 tbsp mixed with 5 pinch of turmeric powder


Step 1

Preparation of Masala:
Mix the mutton with all ingredients in set-1 and keep it aside for 1/2 an hour to season.

Step 2

After 1/2 an hour, cook mutton in a pressure cooker without adding any extra water. Do not over cook. Switch off the flame after one whistle. Keep the cooker lid closed till the masala is ready.

Step 3

Before you start preparing the masala, make the paste mentioned in set-2 and set-3 section.

Step 4

Then heat oil and saute items mentioned in set-4 one by one. Once sauted, add paste of set-2 and set-3. Mix well. Check salt.

Step 5

Then open the pressure cooker. Take the mutton pieces and add to the masala. Mix well.

Step 6

Tip: Do Not use the residual water in the cooker in the masala mix. Instead add this to cook rice.

Step 7

Allow to cook the masala with mutton for 20 minutes in very low flame. Stir in between. After 20 minutes swithch off the flame. Close with a lid and keep it aside.

Step 8

Preparation of rice:
Meanwhile heat a thick bottomed pan. Add oil & ghee together and heat.

Step 9

In this oil, first fry the onions for garnishing. Once the onion become golden brown, drain and keep it aside.

Step 10

Then fry the cashew nut for garnishing and keep aside.

Step 11

While you are frying the onion, boil water that is required for cooking rice.

Step 12

In the same oil, fry the rice for a while and add all the other ingredients mentioned for cooking rice.

Step 13

Mix well and add boiling water to the rice mixture.

Step 14

Tip: Add the leftover water in pressure cooker where the mutton was cooked. This will add special flavour to your rice.

Step 15

Important Note: The total quantity of water including the water from mutton should be 5 glass.

Step 16

Adjust salt and reduce the flame. In low flame allow the rice to cook.

Step 17

Mixing the Masala with Biriyani (ദം ഇടുനത് എങ്ങനെ?)
In a thick bottomed vessel, add masala first followed by rice. Then a layer of mint leaf followed by drops of lemon-turmeric mix. Then a layer of mutton and masala.

Step 18

Fill the items in above order. On top, garnish with fried onion and cashew nuts.

Step 19

The remaining fried onion and cashew nuts can be used when serving.

Step 20

Close the vessel with a tight lid.

Step 21

Place a thick plate on stove with a low flame. Keep the vessel on the plate and allow to settle for 10 minutes or until steam comes from top.

Step 22

Note: Do not increase the flame. The flame should be very low.

Step 23

Open the mutton biryani vessel (ബിരിയാണി ചെമ്പ് ) and serve hot spicy kerala mutton biriyani with kerala പപ്പടം, ചമ്മന്തി and കചംബർ (yoghurt salad).

Step 24

Ummmmm Enjoy!!!

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