This is a very easy recipe for making mutton biryani in a pressure cooker. The mutton is cooked first and then added to the rice and aromatics along with the liquid used for cooking mutton. Here is how to do mutton biryani in the pressure cooker.
Gently wash the basmati rice in running water and let the rice soak in the water. Soaking the rice in water is one of the key steps in making biryani in pressure cooker. It helps in keeping the rice intact while cooking without becoming mushy. Soak the rice in water before starting to cook. Set aside.
Take a pressure cooker and add in the mutton pieces, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder. Add 1.5 cups of water. Cover and cook for 20 minutes on medium flame. Expect 15-18 whistles. Remove from heat and set aside. Let the pressure release on its own. Remove the pieces and keep it seperately and save the liquid. The liquid has got a lot of flavour. We will use it later.
Make a paste of ginger and garlic in a blender. Add up to 1/4 cup of water and grind it into a very smooth paste. Set aside.
Heat Oil in a pressure pan and add in the spices. Cinnamon, Cloves and Cardamom. Add in the onions and saute until the onions are soft. Once the onions are soft, add in the tomatoes and the ginger garlic paste, yogurt and green chillies. Saute the mixture until streaks of oil appear on the top.
Drain the rice and add it to the pan. Add in the mutton pieces. Add in the coriander leaves, mint leaves and juice of a lemon. I have used 1 cup of rice today (250 ml). We use 1.5 cups of liquid for each cup of rice. The mutton liquid I had was about half a cup. So I added a cup of water and the mutton liquid.
Close the pan and cook on medium flame for first whistle and on low flame for the next whistle (about 3-4 minutes). After the two whistles, switch off the flame and wait for pressure in the cooker to release naturally. Open the pan and fluff up the rice gently. Serve Pressure Cooker Mutton Biryani hot.
Side dishes for the biryani
Pressure Cooker Mutton Biryani, Easy Mutton Biryani Recipe
Simple and easy recipe for Mutton Biryani made in the pressure cooker. Tamilnadu style pressure cooker biryani.
- Total Time: 45 mins
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
For cooking mutton
- 250 grams Mutton with bone
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
For the biryani
- 1 cup basmati rice (250 ml)
- 2 tablespoon peanut oil
- 1 stick cinnamon
- 2 cardamom
- 2 cloves
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 8 cloves garlic
- 1 inch piece ginger
- 3 green chillies, slit
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 10 mint leaves, coarsely chopped
- 5 sprigs coriander leaves, coarsely chopped
- Juice of half a lemon
- Soak the rice in water before starting to cook. Set aside.
- Take a pressure cooker and add in the mutton pieces, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder. Add 1.5 cups of water. Cover and cook for 20 minutes on medium flame. Expect 15-18 whistles. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Heat Oil in a pressure pan and add in the spices. Cinnamon, Cloves and Cardamom. Add in the onions and saute until the onions are soft. Once the onions are soft, Add in the tomatoes and the ginger garlic paste, yogurt and green chillies. Saute the mixture until streaks of oil appear on the top.
- Drain the rice and add it to the pan. Add in the mutton pieces. Add in the coriander leaves, mint leaves and juice of a lemon. Add in the water and the mutton liquid (1.5 cups in total)
- Close the pan and cook on medium flame for first whistle and on low flame for the next whistle (about 3-4 minutes). After the two whistles, switch off the flame and wait for pressure in the cooker to release naturally. Open the pan and fluff up the rice gently. Serve Pressure Cooker Mutton Biryani hot.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Category: Main Dish
- Cuisine: Tamilnadu
70 thoughts on “Pressure Cooker Mutton Biryani, Easy Mutton Biryani Recipe”
Turned out great. Thanks for the recipe. My family loved the biryani.
Hello mam I did mutton biryani it came very well thank you mam
Thanks, tried this with instant pot and came out well as well.
I am reading your recipe n plan to try. It Sounds easy n tasty. I am just concerned if the mutton will be overcooked as it’s cooked twice. Once on it’s own n once with the rice. Should I be worried?
No. Don’t worry. You will be alrite. The mutton cooks soft and fall of the bone tender.
Beriyani so good medam
I’m a novice in cooking and yet this method was so easy to follow!
Biryani turned out fabulous!
Mam, how to use jeeraga samba rice instead of Basmati rice in this recipe.
Hi Suguna have tried ur pressure cooker biriyani twice and its been a great success. I doubled the measures for 500gms mutton…Its a fool proof method…Thanks for this recipe
Nice Mutton biryani recipe with step by step guide
Hi Suguna, I’m yet to cook this Biriyani but I have a couple of questions. When you say a cup of rice, can I use the standard kitchen measuring cup(from the measuring kit). Secondly if i wanted to double the quatity can I straight away multiply all ingredients by 2.
You are right. The measuring cup is what I mean when I say a cup. Approx about 240 ml.
And again yes, you can double all the ingredients.
This recipe was good and easy. But it turned out less spicier. May be I used lesser spice than required. Please suggest how I can enhance/modify this already prepared biryani.
Your pressure cooker biryani recepie is too good. Thanks
Hi Suguna !! Tried this biryani and the flavour was amazing but just that I had a slightly burnt bottom in my cooker !! Wanted to know if I can keep this on dum instead of two whistles!! If yes can u tell me for how long approximately I shld keep !!
Sure sowmya. you can definetely do on dum. The main reason for the bottom burning may be because you are using too big a cooker for the amount of biryani you are making.
I bought some lamb so I was looking for a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe I can make after work; this was perfect, and my family loved it. Thank you.
Had tried out this recipe and for the first time am preparing biryani, the outcome was awesome.
Very delicious biryani..Thank you so much for posting your recipe
Tried it. Superb taste & very easy.
Can i use seeraga samba rice ? Water measurements will be same ?
Yes. you can use and measurements will be the same.
Pressure cooker mutton biriyani was too easy and very tasty , thank u mam
I tried making ur recipe.It came out really well and is easy to make too.thank you:)
Thank you. Glad you liked it!
Thank u so much for this recipe…..this is my first time making a nov veg briyani…..was so tasty😊 My hubby loved it.
Very good recipe !
easy and fast to make.
My husband loved it 🙂
Thank you so much. Glad you liked it!
planning to make this pressure cooker biryani over the weekend. Please let me if i could bring cooker to full pressure and then simmer for 6-7 mins for this recipe or less. Nothing worse than a pasty and lumpy biryani 🙁
Yes that will work. 5-6 minutes.
great. will get some beef and try it today. will surely send feedback 🙂
Was wondering if all other Biryani recipes such as Talapakatti,etc can’t be made in cooker the same way? Also please give normal time in minutes after putting on simmer for pressure cooker recipes. I have used a Hawkins Futura for 25 years which just hisses a bit on full pressure so we have to simmer and follow minutes on simmer method. Even with Prestige cookers before that, i would simmer after first whistle and set time on stop watch. Its easier and safer that way. Also for recipes calling for 8-10 whistles it becomes sloppy if we lose count after 2-3 whistles which is highly likely. Mods would be highly appreciated. Thanks
This is my first comment on such forums. Measurements were Pakka would suggest the same for all first timers like me:)
Thank you so much!
Thanks for this. The quantity was perfect for 4 servings. The sourness of the curd, the tanginess of the tomatoes and the sweetness of the onion made it an experience on a plate. You made our evening! Thank you!
I am planning to make this for my wife and kid tom. But I need more quantity. Should I just double everything !!
Pls advice miss sindhu
Sure you can double the recipe.
BTW my name is Suguna:)
Wish me luck. I preparing biriyani now. It’s started just now. . . .
Sending loads of biryani prayers your way! 🙂
Hii maam thank u so much fr this lovely recipe..i followed your recipe step by step ..and its turnend out so well and tasty …my hubby ws so happy aftr eating this bcz im vegi..so its means a lot to me tht my hus like my biryani😊once again thank u so much
Thank you so much. Glad you like the recipe. Happy cooking!
Hi.. am a vegetarian and I decided to cook this biriyani for my hubby. It turned out sooo well and he totally loved it. He is happy. Thank u so much Suguna.. keep rocking
Thank you so much!
Hi kannamma, I am a pure vegan but my hubby eats non veg and he was very adamant today that I make mutton biryani.. I followed your recipe with exact measurements..my hubby and kid just loved it..im so happy??..thanks a lot??wish to try all non veg recipes and give them all surprises in future..
Thank you so much! Its really nice that you cook Non veg for your family being a veggie. Much love 🙂
The easiest way ma’am though I haven’t tried yet. But I will make it today evening. Hoping for the best.
Thank you once again for such clear instruction.
Made ur briyani today mam…turned out so good ..thank u 🙂
Thanks so much. Really glad that you liked the recipe. Happy Cooking.
Hi ..u r my favourite.. daily im doing ur recipes… ur measurements n t way presenting are unique n i lik it so much..i tried mutton biriyani for this lunch it was awesome..my hubby likes very much n my kutti too.. keep going..
Thank you so much for your kind words. Happy Cooking!
A friend and I tried this recipe and absolutely loved it. Though we were just two of us, we made biryani enough for 6, at least according to your recipe. We still have enough left after dinner for 2 portions (so perhaps the servings you list are underestimated?). We didn’t have a pressure pan, but we managed to estimate the time required for the rice and lamb to cook quite accurately. Thank you so much once again for taking the time to post such clear and accessible instructions for excellent cooking. Five stars!
P. S. We are both taking lunch packets with the biryani to work 🙂
Thank you so much Prakruti.
Usually we estimate 200 – 250 ml rice for a single person adult. Of course everybody eats differently.
Maybe do half the recipe next time dear. Sorry about the extras.
Thanks so much for your recipes Suguna/Kannamma.
Enjoying them very much.
Thank you! Really glad that you and you liked it. Happy cooking!
How long rice needs to be soaked…love ur recipe 🙂
About 20-30 minutes.
Very simple recipe.Next time I should reduce the chili powder.Mine was too hot and spicy.
Thank you so much! Sure. use less chilli powder for a less spicy rice.
Thank u for an easy mutton biriyani recipe. It’s tasty too!
Thank you so much. Glad you like the recipe!