How to make Fatafat Mutton Biryani -

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Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Mutton (मटन), Basmati rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Fatafat Mutton Biryani

Fatafat Mutton Biryani Recipe Card


Hindi: gosht
What’s a biryani without some succulent pieces of mutton wrapped in a perfect blend of aromatic spices and herbs!? Yes, though other meats being more common, biryani eaters all over the world can easily swear by mutton. And not just biryanis, curries, bakes and all other preparations with this wonderful meat are always special. Did you know, unlike other dishes, a day-old mutton prep will always be all the more tastier on the palate! Try it the next time you plan on to take on this meat.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Fatafat Mutton Biryani Recipe

  • Mutton on bone, cut into cubes 800 grams

  • Basmati rice soaked 2 cups

  • Green cardamoms 12-14

  • Cloves 12-15

  • Salt to taste

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Garlic cloves 7-8

  • Ginger roughly chopped 1 inch

  • Clarified butter 8 tablespoons

  • Onions sliced 2 large

  • Green chillies 5

  • Yogurt whisked 1 cup

  • Milk 1 cup

  • Fresh mint leaves as required

  • Fresh coriander leaves as required

  • Kewra water 2 tablespoons

  • saffron strands a few


Step 1

Take 4 cups water in a large microwave safe bowl. Add 2 cardamoms, 3 cloves and salt and heat in the microwave for 10 minutes or till the water boils.

Step 2

Combine remaining cardamoms, remaining cloves and cinnamon in a mortar. Grind them coarsely with a pestle. Discard the cardamom skins and add garlic and ginger. Grind further.

Step 3

Heat 5 tablespoons ghee in a pressure cooker. Add onion and sauté till lightly browned.

Step 4

Add rice to the boiled water and heat in the microwave for 12 minutes or till ¾ done, stirring once after every 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Add ground masala in the cooker, mix and sauté for 10-15 seconds. Add mutton, salt and stemmed green chillies. Mix well and sear the mutton on high heat for 5-10 minutes.

Step 6

Add yogurt, mix well and cook further. Add milk and 2-3 cups water and stir to mix. Add some mint leaves, some coriander leaves and 1 tablespoon kewra water. Mix well and bring to a boil. Cover and pressure cook on simmer for 2-3 minutes and then on high heat for 15 minutes.

Step 7

Strain the rice in a colander and transfer the rice in another bowl. Add 1 tablespoon ghee, some mint leaves and some coriander leaves. Cover with an aluminium foil and set aside.

Step 8

Transfer cooked mutton in a deep non-stick pan and put on heat. Add saffron, remaining kewra water, some mint leaves, some coriander leaves and mix well. Adjust salt if required and bring to a boil.

Step 9

Add rice and spread evenly on the mutton. Reduce heat to low, drizzle remaining ghee on top, cover with aluminium foil and cook on dum for 8-10 minutes.

Step 10

Remove aluminum foil and mix the biryani from the sides. Transfer into a serving dish and serve hot garnished with a coriander sprig.

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