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Mutton Biryani Bengali Style

Jun 07, 2017







Planning a Feast? Serve your guests with this Bengali Style Mutton Biryani.


    500gms mutton cut into very small pieces
    500 gms basmati rice
    1 cup Onion, slices
    2 tablespoon ginger paste
    2 tablespoon garlic paste
    ½ cup yogurt
    1 teaspoon cumin
    1 teaspoon coriander
    2-3 stick of cinnamon, 2 inches each
    3-4 green cardamom
    5-6 black pepper
    ½ teaspoon nutmeg
    ½ teaspoon mace
    ¾ cup Mustard oil
    2 bay leaves
    6 cups water
    1 cup milk
    8-10 green chilies
    Salt to taste


1. Take cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, nutmeg, mace and grind.

2. Wash the meat and drain all water.

3. Heat oil on medium flame. Add thinly sliced onion and sauté until fragrant and golden brown.

4. Add meat, ginger and garlic paste, yogurt, 1-teaspoon salt, bay leaves and the ground spice.

5. Cook in medium heat for about 25-30 minutes until mutton is cooked and tender.

6. Add a cup of water little by little and stir the meat occasionally.

7. Separate meat keeping the gravy and spices in the pan. Set aside meat.

8. Add remaining water and milk to the pan and bring to boil. Add salt.

9. Add washed and drained rice and cover. Once the water boils again, add the whole green chilies and cook in medium heat.

10. When rice is about 50% done, add the meat. Mix carefully so that rice does not become smashed and cook covered in medium-low heat.

11. Turn off stove but keep lid on for 15-20 minutes before serving.

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Ananya is a successful home chef, cookbook author, food stylist and consultant. She is known for her unique pop-ups that focus on Ethiopian as well as Bengali and Odisha food. Ananya-r Rannaghor is her tribute to lost and rare recipes of her home state.

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