Mutanjan By Ranveer Brar


Mutanjan may look like a biryani, but it's not. It's a popular Mughlai dessert made with mutton and rice. This unique dessert is made in the traditional shops in Lucknow.
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Cooking Time

20-25 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-15 Min



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  • 1 kg mutton
  • salt as required
  • 3 - 4 tbsp ghee
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 1 - 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 black cardamoms
  • 5 green cardamoms
  • 1/2 nutmeg
  • 1 mace
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1/4 cup yoghurt
  • water as required
  • 1 tbsp saffron strands
  • 1 kg soaked rice
  • 1 kg sugar
  • 1 - 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp rose water
  • 1 tsp kewra water
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 8 - 10 dried apricots
  • rose petals


  1. 1

    Marinate the mutton with salt.
  2. 2

    Heat ghee in a pan and add bay leaf, black peppercorns, cinnamon, black cardamom, green cardamom, nutmeg, mace, onion, ginger paste, mutton, curd and mix well.
  3. 3

    Heat water in a pot and add bay leaf, saffron, soaked rice and let it cook.
  4. 4

    In another pot, heat water and add bay leaves, black cardamom, soaked rice and let it cook.
  5. 5

    Add water to the mutton and let it cook for a while.
  6. 6

    Strain the rice from both the pots and keep them aside in a plate.
  7. 7

    Heat water in a pot and add sugar, lemon juice, rose water and kewra water to make a sugar syrup.
  8. 8

    Spread the white and yellow rice in a pot. For the second layer, spread the cooked mutton pieces. Pour the sugar syrup on the mutton pieces and cover it with another layer of yellow and white rice.
  9. 9

    Sprinkle some sugar and dried apricots on the rice and cover the pot with a silver foil. Cook the rice for 30 minutes.
  10. 10

    Mutanjan is ready to serve. Garnish it with rose petals.

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