Aromatic and flavorful White Mutton Biriyani


White mutton Biriyani

White mutton Biriyani recipe - Mutton Pulao for kids

White mutton biriyani is a spiceless version of normal mutton biriyani. And the only spice we add here is the green chilly and the spiceness from the ginger and garlic paste. This biriyani we dont add garam masala powder, instead we add wholes spices. Because the powder changes the color of the rice. In this biryani we also avoid adding toamtoes and again the tomatoes change the color of the biriyani. Instead we add dahi or curd to give nice taste and richness. If you make this white biriyani with ghee am damn sure it tastes really awesome.
Kids usually don't eat a spicy mutton biriyani but they jus love the taste and flavor of this biriyani. For other family members you can serve it with a spicy mutton gravy or a chicken gravy etc. So every one are happy enjoying the rich white mutton biriyani according to their taste. Usually boiled egg is served with biriyani but with this white mutton biriyani I served a spicy egg fry so that others do really enjoy. Please do try and post comments.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 People


For cooking mutton

  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Required water

For making brown onions for garnishing

  • 1 big onion
  • 2 tbsp Ghee

For making white mutton biriyani

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 3 cardamom
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Star anise
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 thinly sliced onios
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • required salt
  • mint leaves and coriander leaves
  • 100 ml curd
  • 1/2 kg cooked mutton pieces
  • 4 glass basmati rice (1/2 kg)
  • half a lemon juice


For cooking mutton

  • In a vessel add cleaned mutton pieces and add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and 1/2 tsp turmeric along with water and pressure cook for 4-5 whisltes. Once pressure subsides open and check transfer to a plate and keep aside.

Fried onion

  • Thinly slice one big onion and add ghee to a pan and fry in low flame till you get nice brown color onions. Once done take onions away from the ghee and keep in a plate. You can use the leftover ghee while making biriyani.

For making white mutton biriyani

  • In kadai add 2 tsp oil and 1 tsp ghee. Add all the wholes spice mentioned above. Do not add any garam masala powder it changes the color of the biriyani.
  • Add 2 thinly sliced onions to the pan and saute till transparent. Again here we do not need a color change for onion, just transparent is enough.
  • Add 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes off. Add 3-4 slit green chillies. You can also add even more chillies according to your spice level. Am going to feed this to my kids so I havent added more chillies.
  • Add required salt and mix well. Add mint leaves and coriander leaves and mix. Do not add more of them jus half hand of mint and coriander leaves is enough. if you add more it will become green biriayni... lol
  • Add 100 ml curd instead of tomatoes. tomatoes make a pale color in the biryani and so we avoid tomatoes. Add 1/2 kg cooked mutton pieces.
  • Add 8 glass of water for 4 glass basmati rice. Rice : water ratio 1:2. Measure it correctly. Once the water starts boiling well add the soaked basmati rice.
  • Mix well and check for the salt. The water should be little salty so that it tastes good after cooking. Squeeze half a lemon juice.
  • Once the rice is almost cooked and the water has reduced let us transfer to a vessel and pressure cook for 2 whisltes. While keeping inside a cooker close with a lid.
  • Keeping a vessel inside and cooking is good. The rice won't get burned and you get separate strands of cooked rice and its not sticky.
  • After the pressure subsides open and check . Yummy and flavorful white biriyani is ready. The flavor of ghee, the spices and the mutton is really really awesome.
  • While serving white biriyani garnish with the prepared fried onions and serve. I served this with a spicy mutton gravy and fried masala egg.


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Hello Friends, I am Poornima Senthil Kumar an IT professional and mother of 2 little angels. My passion for cooking is endless and this blog and Cookingmypassion youtube channel is my dream. I post day to day recipes and also some famous and interesting recipes in my blog and my channel. I love to shoot food preparations videos and also love to capture an eye-catching and mouth-watering pics of my recipes. Me and my husband both love to cook new and innovative recipes. And I am blessed to get my hubby as a supportive and acting partner in our cooking videos. We both love cooking and tasting food as much as we love each other lol... Cooking healthy food, eating happily and staying active without any illness till the last breath is the way of my life. And I would be very happy to know my friends are too happy and healthy with my recipes. No rules, Don't be afraid to do whatever you want. Cooking doesn't have to have rules. I don't like it that way. - Masaharu Morimoto Thank you.

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