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03 July 2011


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  1. Mutton-400gms
  2. Basmati rice-2 cups
  3. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  4. Chili powder- 1 tsp
  5. Garlic chopped- 5 cloves
  6. Ginger chopped-1"piece
  7. Cinnamon stic- 2nos
  8. Cloves- 6 nos
  9. Cardamom-5 nos
  10. Green chilies(cut lengthwise)- 1 -2 nos
  11. Coconut milk- 3 cups
  12. Onion sliced- 2nos
  13. Cashewnuts- 25 gms
  14. Raisins-25 gms
  15. Coriander chopped-handful
  16. Mint leaves chopped- handful
  17. Garam masala-1/2 tsp
  18. Ghee/oil
  19. Salt to taste.


  • Wash rice and soak it for 15 minutes and drain well.Keep aside.
  • Heat a pan,add oil/ghee ,fry sliced onion ,cashew nuts and raisins one by one until they turn brown.Keep aside.
  • Wash the mutton pieces and drain well.
  • In a pressure cooker add the mutton pieces and ingredients 3 to 11( ie turmeric powder,
  • chili powder,garlic,ginger,cinnamon,cloves,cardamom,green chilies and coconut milk)
  • Add salt to taste and cook for 15 minutes,ie till mutton is 3/4th done.Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and rice and fry for 3 to 4 minutes,(you can also use rice cooker ).
  • Add mutton pieces and 5 cups of stock/water.(If there isn't enough stock add water instead of stock).
  • Cook on low flame.
  • When the rice is almost done ,add half of the fried onions,cashew  nuts,raisins , 1/2 tsp garam masala,chopped coriander and mint leaves,stir  carefully once or twice.
  • Cover and cook till done.
  • Garnish with remaining fried onions,cashew nuts and raisins.

Recipe source:Dr Lakshmi nair,Magic oven

Sending this to
Kerala kitchen event at Magpies recipes
Iftar moments event hosted by Ayeesha of  Taste of pearl city


  1. Oh my biryani!! This is simply mouthwatering. Seriously...m drooling!

  2. Oh my! I'm going to have all briyani dreams tonight. Looks very inviting. Thank you for sending this wonderful entry to Iftar Moments :)


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