Kacchi Biryani

Mutton biryani. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Main Ingredients Mutton, Basmati rice
Cuisine Hyderabadi
Course Rice
Prep Time 1.30-2 hour
Cook time 41-50 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Kacchi Biryani

  • 350 grams Mutton 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 4 large Onions
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt
  • 2 teaspoon Ginger paste
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic paste
  • 3/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 6 tablespoons Ghee
  • 3 Green cardamoms
  • 3 Black cardamoms
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 1/2 inch sticks Cinnamon
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 Star anise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 6-7 Green chillies sliced
  • 4 medium Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Dry ginger powder (soonth)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1/2 bunch Fresh mint leaves chopped
  • 1 bunch Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 4-5 strands Saffron (kesar)
  • 2 tablespoons Milk


  1. Soak basmati rice in two to three cups of water for half an hour. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Slice two onions and chop the remaining two.
  3. Marinate mutton with yogurt, half the ginger-garlic paste, half the turmeric powder, half the red chilli powder, half the coriander powder and salt for at least one and a half hours preferably in the refrigerator.
  4. Heat ghee in a handi and fry sliced onions till brown. Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  5. To the same ghee add green cardamoms, black cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves, star anise, cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  6. Add chopped onions and sauté till golden brown.
  7. Add remaining ginger-garlic paste, green chillies, tomatoes and all the remaining masala powders including soonth and cumin powder.
  8. Remove mutton pieces from marinade and add. Sauté for two to three minutes and then add marinade mixture, mint leaves and two to three cups of water and cook mutton till half done.
  9. Add drained rice, half of the chopped coriander leaves and two cups of water. Mix well, cover and simmer on low heat.
  10. When it is nearly done, add saffron dissolved in two tablespoons of milk and mix gently.
  11. Cover and cook till fully done. Stir biryani well before serving.
  12. Garnish with remaining chopped coriander leaves and fried onion slice

Nutrition Info

Calories 2744
Carbohydrates 244.8
Protein 104.8
Fat 149.3
Other Fiber Vitamin B12- 9.3mcg