14 December 2012,20:38 by
Ponmathi Srilekha.S

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Serves :

Preparation Time :
1 hour 20 minutes

Cooking Time :
50 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Mix the drained rice with 1 tablespoon ghee. Set aside for 1 hour.
  • Heat the oil and add the sliced onions along with cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and bayleaf. Fry till the onions turn golden brown.
  • Add the marinated meat. Cook till the contents come to a boil, stirring frequently.
  • When the oil starts to surface add a little water and cook, covered for about 20 - 30 minutes, stirring occasionally till the meat is tender.
  • Add rice, salt and hot water to 1 inch above the surface of meat and rice. Cook, covered on medium and simmer to low flame for about 10 minutes or until the rice is done. Serve hot.


  • 1 kg mutton, cut into medium pieces
  • 500 grams long grain rice 
  • 4 onions, finely sliced
  • 50 ml IDHAYAM sesame oil 
  • 1 tablespoon ghee 
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4 green cardamoms
  • 2, 1 inch cinnamon sticks
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cloves 

Marinate Mutton

  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste 
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste 
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped 
  • 100 ml yogurt, whisked
  • 12 - 15 green chillies, ground 
  • 100 grams fresh green coriander leaves, chopped

1 comment for “Chettinad Mutton Biryani”

  • sunil kumar
    Posted 24 February 2013 at 08:02:17

    Very useful site for the people those who want to try any new dishes. Is there any video show for the explanation of the preperation of the dishes, if it is there please kindly intimate me about it.

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