Briyani Lamb - Kacche Gosht ke Biryani Recipe

Mutton Dum Biryani Recipe

Non-vegetarian food in India (or Indian Cuisine) is incomplete with out Biryani. Biryani can be from Awadh, Hyderabad, or Delhi, and based on its location, there would be somewhat variations. I have seen biryani served in normal Indian takeaways or restaurants in UK, and I won’t call it biryani, its just pieces of chicken/ lamb/ prawn tossed in rice and some curry added on top. To explore the true taste, you need to go to the roots and discover real meaning of biryani where rice is cooked in layers of meat, along with spices on a low heat by sealing the lid, that’s what I call “Dum Biryani”.

Lamb Dum Biryani Recipe

Lamb Dum Biryani Recipe

Like most Indian girls who grew up never entered kitchen; if I would made a cup of tea, it would had been a huge milestone with round of applauses from my dad. I would have never thought that I would be talking of a “lamb / mutton biryani recipe”. As some of you know I do not eat non-veg food, but my rest of family does, I have shared the recipe with my hubby who had executed this recipe many times now, and now finally got around to put it on the blog.

There are hundreds and thousands of families in India, where people have learnt the art of biryani making from generation to generation and have mastered in making  finger licking biryanis which will melt in your mouth, slow cooked meat, infused with spices & rice ensuring the juices are soaked in by the rice grains. For a delightful meal, it is recommended to seal the pots and open on dinning table, which will make biryani get cooked from top too by steam and as soon as lid is taken off, it wafts the atmosphere with aroma of lush food.

Mutton - Lamb Biryani Recipe

Mutton – Lamb Biryani Recipe

Below is the step by step detailed recipe of hyderabad style lamb (mutton) dum biryani.

Briyani Lamb - Kacche Gosht ke Biryani Recipe

Lamb Biryani | Mutton Dum Biryani

Hyderabad style lamb dum biryani, heavenly food for lamb lovers.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Marination 6 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 Portions
Calories 745 kcal


Marination Ingredients

  • 1.5 Kg Mutton Pieces
  • 2 Onions Medium Size
  • 2 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 4 Tablespoon Yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoon Fresh Coriander Leaves Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon Fresh Mint Leaves Chopped
  • 1.5 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Biryani Masala
  • 1 Teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • 6 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

Other Ingredients

  • 1 Kg Long Grain Basmati Rice
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks Small
  • 3-4 Green Cardamom
  • 3 Black Cardamom
  • 6-8 Whole black peppercorn
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 4 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1.5 Teaspoon Salt
  • 4-5 Green chillies Slit lengthwise
  • 2 Onion Medium Size, cut lengthwise
  • 4 Tomatoes Medium size, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Fried Onion
  • 3 Tablespoon Fresh Coriander Leaves Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon Fresh Mint Leaves Chopped
  • 4-5 Strands Saffron
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 2 Teaspoon Kewda Water
  • 2 Tablespoon Ghee / Clarified Butter


  • First of all, wash properly the mutton pieces and drain the water completely. In a mixing bowl, add mutton pieces, salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Mix it well and keep aside.
  • Cut the onion lengthwise and deep fry them in the oil. Now add rest all the ingredients under marination category and mix everything well. Crush the fried onions and add them too. Add the leftover oil from frying too in the marination.
  • Mix everything well and cover the bowl with cling film and keep it in fridge for at-least 5-6 hours.
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  • Wash and Soak rice in enough water and similarly soak saffron strands in Luke warm milk.
  • Now, heat a heavy bottom pan/ handi in which you planning to make Biryani, on medium flame. Add 2 tablespoon oil and once it’s warm add onions and sauté. Add tomatoes and green chillies and sauté again till it start leaving oil.
  • Now transfer the marinated mutton and add 3 cups of water to it. Cover the pan with lid and let it cook till mutton is tender. It will take around 25-30 minutes.
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  • In a separate pan, boil 4-5 cups of water. Add all the whole spices, salt and 2 tablespoon oil to it. Once it starts boiling, add soaked rice and let them cook till they are 80 percent done. Drain the excess water and keep them aside.
  • Once the mutton is tender, open the lid and let it cook for 10 more minutes so that extra water evaporates and you will see a thin oil layer on the top. Make sure it still has got little gravy, it should not be completely dry.
  • Now with the help of a ladle, collect the extra gravy in a bowl. Spread rice over cooked mutton evenly. Spread the gravy on the rice layer. Spread Chopped Coriander leaves, mint leaves and fried onions. Spread Saffron flavoured milk and Kewra water and close the lid of the pan.
  • Now keep the pan on medium high heat for 10 minutes and then reduce the heat to lowest. Let it cook for around 35-40 minutes and then switch off the heat.
  • Open the pan and spread clarified butter on it and mix the biryani. Serve it hot with raita.


  • You can adjust the spice level according to your taste.
  • Marinate the mutton at least for 5-6 hours. Cooking time varies on the quality of meat used. So always check for properly cooked mutton before switching off heat.
  • Always use Basmati Rice for making biryani as it tastes best only when basmati rice is used.


Nutrition Facts
Lamb Biryani | Mutton Dum Biryani
Amount Per Serving
Calories 745 Calories from Fat 567
% Daily Value*
Fat 63g97%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 1478mg64%
Potassium 473mg14%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 925IU19%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Biryani, Rice
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If you are a biryani lover (well who is not a biryani lover ? 🙂 ), you may like to try this Chicken Dum Biryani or Kathal / Jackfruit biryani (Vegetarian option) recipe of mine, which has been appreciated widely.

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You can find other mouthwatering lamb recipes, like Lamb Chops, Aachari Gosht, Handi Gosht as well on this blog. All these have been tried and tested.


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