Mutton Biryani to Comfort the Soul

Mutton biryani recipe that will win even the most discerning.

LF Team

One-pot meal gone gourmet—it would be an appropriate way to describe mutton biryani. The rice and meat dish has a very rich and varied history. On one side it has travelled far and wide, from the Middle East to South East Asia, biryani was also a nourishment for soldiers at war. Today, however, it is has become a party mainstay and the ultimate comfort food.

Zarine Khan’s simple home-style mutton biryani recipe is stress-free, easy and the end result is guaranteed to be delicious. Don’t forget to serve this mutton biryani with raita.
Mutton Biryani to Comfort the Soul

For the step-by-step mutton biryani recipe, click here.

Styles of Biryani

Kolkata Mutton Biryani Recipe

Chef Sabyasachi Gorai shares the Bengali rendition of the Mutton Biryani, the recipes uses boiled potato and boiled eggs in addition to the mutton. Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, the ruler of Awadh who settled in West Bengal after his exile. To feed his entourage with limited finances led him to add boiled potatoes and eggs in biryani recipe.
Mutton Biryani to Comfort the Soul

For step-by-step mutton biryani recipe, click here.

Learn about the background story about the evolution of the Kolkata-style biryani here.

Awadhi Mutton Biryani Recipe


The progenitor of the Kolkata-style biryani is the Awadhi Biryani. Awadhi Mutton Biryani is renowned for its subtlety and aromas that makes it’s an unforgettable, delicate, delightful biryani. This mutton biryani recipe is easy to follow and goes into the oven for the finishing touch.

The royal kitchens of the Nawabs of Awadh created this opulent, rich yet deliciously nuanced biryani. Read more about the Awadhi mutton biryani.

Afghani Biryani


This mutton biryani recipe has walnuts and raisins apart from aromatic spices and herbs. The unusual mutton biryani recipe may be time consuming but the patience will be worth it.

Yemeni Zurbian Recipe

Going back to Levantine roots of mutton biryani, this Yemeni Zurbian is a great way to give the desi favourite a new twist.
Mutton Biryani to Comfort the Soul

Click here for the step-by-step recipe for this Yemeni Mutton Biryani.

For the Love of Biryani

Now while that mutton biryani is cooking on dum, here are some stories on regional Indian biryanis to keep you occupied. We guarantee, by the end of this, you’ll be ravenous for a steaming plate of mutton biryani!

It’s All About the Technique

Ever wondered, why some mutton biryani recipes seem so complicated and others so straightforward? The answer is in the technique—kachhi and pakki—how the mutton is cooked in the biryani. Read on to find out the difference between kacchi and pakki biryani.

Kochi’s Kayees Biryani

Here’s a story how an entrepreneur became a brother to all who seeked his mutton biryani in Kochi. It is said that the mutton biryani at Kayees Biryani is an emotion that is reminiscent of mother’s love. Click here to continue reading.

Kalyani Biryani at Hyderabad

No list about biryani can be complete without the mention of Hyderabad and the city’s famous biryani. In this case, the one-pot dish is not just pocket-friendly but also a great specimen of kachhi biryani. Read on.

X-Factor in Chettinad Biryani

Once you’ve had your share of Hyderabadi biryani head further south to the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu. Chettinad biryani breaks away from the stereotype of Basmati rice and opts for the local short-grained Seeraga Samba rice. What else? Continue reading here.

Melting Pot of Malabar Biryani

This biryani takes Arabic cooking traditions and mixes it together with local Malyali culinary habits to devise a unique biryani. The region’s biryani is divided into two based on regions—Kozhikode and Thalassery. Click here to continue reading.


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