Sunday, January 24, 2010

Chettinad Dum Mutton Briyani

Chettinad dishes are always famous for their flavourful dishes, i wanted to make out some briyani with mutton as chettinad style of briyani and i prepared some spicy briyani with mutton pieces..Initially i want to prepare as dum briyani, but finally i tried to make out as similar as dum briyani by using oven...i have prepared the gravy with spices and mutton pieces in stove top, once i added the soaked and washed basmati rice to the gravy, i arranged immediately the vessel in which i cooked the mutton gravy to the preheated oven, closed with wet cloth and lid, cooked in oven for half an hour..We really enjoyed having this spicy mutton briyani for our lunch with onion raita...

1/2kg Mutton pieces
2nos Onion(big & chopped lengthwise)
3nos Tomatoes (chopped finely)
3nos Green chillies (slit opened)
3cups Basmati rice
3cups Coconut milk
2cups Mutton cooked water
1/4tsp Orange food colour
1/4cup Ghee

For Marination:
1tbsp Red chilli powder
1+1/2tbsp Coriander powder
1tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1tbsp Salt
1/2cup Thick curd

For Tempering:
2nos Bayleaves
2nos Cinnamon stick
5nos Cloves
3nos Cardamoms
1tsp Fennel seeds
1bunch Mint leaves (chopped)

Marinate the mutton pieces to the given ingredients under 'for marination'and let them sit for two hours, i do prepare this marination overnite, next day pressure cook the marinated mutton pieces without water for 3whistles...meanwhile soak the basmati rice for 10minutes, drain the water completely..

In a large kadai, add 2tbsp of the ghee and fry the rice for few minutes, keep aside...In the same kadai, heat the remaining ghee and enough oil, add the spices one by one given ' for tempering' and let it add the chopped onions, slit opened chillies,food colourand chopped tomatoes with enough salt to the spices and cook until the onions turns transculent and tomatoes turns mushy..add the already cooked mutton pieces without the cooked water, cook everything in simmer for few minutes with lid closed...add the coconut milk and mutton cooked water to the cooking mutton pieces and bring everything to boil..Meanwhile preheat the oven to 350F...add the already fried basmati rice to the cooking mutton gravy, stir gently until the rice get well mixed..

Tie the kadai with a wet cloth and close the kadai with lid, arrange the kadai in the middle rack of the oven and let it sit for 30minutes (stir in between twice)until the water get absorbs..

Serve hot with any sort of raitas!!!


  1. Wow my fav is mutton biriyani, had come out perfect!

  2. WOW!!! Priya nice color and nice presentation. Perfect dish for a sunday lunch. Looks delicious.

  3. Tempting one dear..Looks yummy.

  4. Super biryani! Color and spices came out nice!

  5. Chettinad biriyani-ya...veentukku varalaama? too good,dear.:)

  6. Mutton biriyani, my favorite da....looks so yummy, spicy and absolutely tempting!

  7. chettinad style looks delicious,will try out with chicken next weekend..thanks for the recipe priya

  8. Now i know why yourhubby is having such a radiant smile in that pic in FB. If you serve food like you prepare i would have the smile too.
    Delicous for a weekend special lunch/dinner

  9. Em...this is my fav food, adding coconut milk for biryani is something new to me, would try this soon.

  10. Biryani looks spicy and yummm...

  11. Wow..what a tempting biryani..the chettinadu version sounds too good, Priya :-)

  12. chetinad biriyani luks yummy..:)

  13. Iam feeling damn hungry looking at the pic,such an inviting pic priya.Sundays back at home can never be complete without biryani hmm missing all those times.Thanks for sharing such a yummy n flavorfull biryani.

  14. It's delicious, thanks for sharing this nice recipe with us.

  15. yummy...looks perfect..gosh..i have one pending in my drafts from such a long time !!!

  16. Wow...your briyani looks so good the way the rice still maintain the shape...thanks for sharing this yummy recipe Priya :)

  17. I just had mutton briyani Priya...looks so delicious and mouth-watering:)

  18. oh wow!!! Mouthwatering...Wanna grab that plate now...So delicious..

  19. Chettinad cuisine is very favourite at home because of its flavor and hot n spicy taste. the mutton biriyani looks perfect and authentic. recently I have got one very good Lucknow style mutton recipe. Hubby does not want to eat mutton so will try and post it once I reach my parents.

  20. mutton briyani superaa irukku!! I should be relocating to belle ville too :):):)! I made chicken briyani on sunday !!!

    I have never tried the oven cooking for the briyanis, must try it!!! your briyani looks perfect!!!

  21. Would love to have that yummy Briyani

  22. my favourite briyani looks perfect!!

  23. it is wonderful recipe but what to do when oven is not easily avialable? in absence of oven how to proceed the recipe? pls explain me. thanks

  24. @Shaikh, either u can cook in stove top or else in pressure cooker, hope this helps u..

  25. When i am thinking about dieting, your very next post makes me to brake it.. sobs...looks and virtually smells delicious.. tamizha sollunumna.. nakku orrrudhu.. :)

  26. Hello Priya..
    Tried your chettinadu mutt biriyani. The masala was superb & whole biryani turned out to be superb also. Only 1 change i would make for me, which is to cook the rice separately & mimx with mutton at last. Ichiri mashed ayi when i cooked both the rice & mutton together. Thank you dear.


Thanks for visiting my blog n leaving ur valuable comments...Really am very thankful to u for taking time n reading my recipes.

Please note that any comments with seperate links to any external websites or blog events or advertisements may not be published. Thanks for understanding the same.