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Mutton Biryani (Amritsari Style) | Easy Pressure cooker Method

Original recipe : Nita Mehta


500 gm mutton,chopped
1.5 cup basmati rice,washed and strained
2 big onions, sliced
5-6 garlic cloves,chopped
1” ginger ,chopped
2 large tomatoes,chopped
3 tsp kashmiri chilly powder (this is spicy.If you want to reduce,you may here)
1 tsp garam masala
1.5 cup water +1-2 cup water to cook rice
salt,as required
handful of chopped coriander,to garnish

To temper

1.5 tbsp oil or ghee if you prefer
4-5 black peppercorns
3 cloves
2” cinnamon
2 black cardamoms (moti illaichi)
1 bay leaf


Heat oil/ghee in the pressure cooker and temper the ingredients mentioned.Drop the sliced onion,ginger and garlic and roast till light brown.Add mutton and continue roasting for 7-8 minutes stirring in between.This will bring the water out of mutton changing it’s colour.Then add chopped tomatoes,kashmiri chilly powder,garam masala powder and salt.Fry in low heat till the raw smell disappears.Once done pour 1.5 cup water to this and pressure cook in high flame till first whistle.Now reduce the heat to minimum and cook for further 15 minutes.Be careful not to overcook the mutton.Let the pressure drop naturally.Open the cooker and dry the excess water if any.Reduce the heat and add the strained rice.Fry this for a minute and pour 1 cup water first.Then slowly add more water if needed.The idea is to keep the water level same as rice.We don’t need the water level up.Check salt and add if necessary.Close and pressure cook till three whistles.Remove from fire and let the pressure drop on it’s own.Serve hot with raita and pappad..Garnish with chopped coriander if you prefer.

*This is one easiest,still the most flavorful mutton biryani I ever made (with just 2 tsp oil-the fat that mutton releases will do the job).Believe me,you won’t regret even as a beginner !


9 comments on “Mutton Biryani (Amritsari Style) | Easy Pressure cooker Method

  1. Rafeeda AR
    January 27, 2014

    Oh goodness, Dhyuthi… I'm drooling at that really yummy biriyani… I'm bookmarking this for sure, and especially since it is made in the pressure cooker, appo pinne parayanda!!! Hehe…


  2. Mythreyi
    January 27, 2014

    Looks flavorful and yummy!


  3. Insignia
    January 27, 2014


    Whenever I read your recipe of any non vegetarian dish; I wonder why am I sticking to being a vegetarian. The dish looks slurpy. Maybe I could try the recipe for a vegetarian biryani


  4. mksalm Mksalim
    January 27, 2014

    one more biriyani…thank you.


  5. Vimitha Anand
    January 27, 2014

    Lip smacking biryani…


  6. Hamaree Rasoi
    January 27, 2014

    Fast to prepare and delicious looking mutton biriyani. Looks lip smacking.


  7. Suja Manoj
    January 27, 2014

    Different type of biryani,looks so yummy,love the click dear


  8. divya
    January 29, 2014

    looks sooooooo tempting n fantastic biryani…


  9. Shree
    February 9, 2014

    sounds super easy. I can sense those flavors from your gorgeous pics !


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This entry was posted on January 27, 2014 by in Biriyani/pulao, Mutton, Nita Mehta, Punjabi Food.


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