Mutton Biriyani

Mutton Biriyani

Aromatic mutton biriyani infused with a handpicked selection of Indian and Sri Lankan spices.

  • Recipe serves:7 to 8
  • Preparation Time20 Minutes
  • Cooking Time25 Minutes


  • 1 kg Basmati rice
  • 1 kg mutton
  • 3 Knorr Chicken Cubes
  • 20g Astra
  • 200g tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cardamom seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon crushed pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 2 tablespoons of tamarind extract
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, finely chopped
  • 100g yoghurt or curd
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash 1 kg rice and soak in water for 20 minutes.
  • In a pan, melt Astra and sauté ginger and garlic till golden brown. Add mutton and fry well.
  • Then add cumin seeds, coriander powder, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, crushed pepper, Knorr Chicken Cubes, tamarind and yoghurt. Mix well.
  • Add 1 cup of water and cook for a few minutes.
  • Chop tomatoes and add it into the meat mixture.Add soaked rice and the meat mixture into a pot or a rice cooker. Stir it and pour water to the measurement of 1 cup of rice = 1 ½ Cups of water.
  • Cook till the rice is done / fully cooked. Garnish as desired and serve hot.
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    Chef’s Tip:

    If the mutton pieces are large, cook the mutton in a pressure cooker with a little water and then add it in when cooking the rice. The remaining stock can also be used to flavour the rice.