Mutton Biryani Recipe | Food Diaries | Zarnak Sidhwa | Desi Food

Mutton Biryani Recipe | Food Diaries
Mutton Biryani Recipe | Food Diaries

This Mutton Biryani has a traditional and rustic taste to it that will sweep you off your feet. Try this one out!

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Mutton Biryani , Vermicelli Pudding and Cheesy Chicken Fillet Recipe. This show of Food Diaries with Zarnak Sidhwa aired on 28 May 2020.





  • Onions – sliced and fried golden 5
  • Sella rice ½ kg
  • Star anises 2-3
  • Cloves 4-5
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice 2 tbsp
  • Cubed potatoes 4
  • Boiled eggs 2
  • Saffron 10 strands (soaked in 1/2 cup of milk)
  • Clarified butter 1 tbsp
  • Oil 2 tbsp
  • Whole all spices as required


Biryani Masala:

  • Roast the following:
  • Bay leaves 2
  • Green Cardamoms 5
  • Black Cardamom 1
  • Mace blade 1
  • Nutmeg 1/2 tsp

Preparing the meat:

  • Mutton 1/2 kg
  • Green Cardamoms 2
  • Black Cardamom 1
  • Ginger Garlic Paste 2 tsp
  • Cumin Powder 2 tsp
  • Red Chili powder 3 tsp
  • Yoghurt 200 ml

Then grind them finely along with half a teaspoon of Nutmeg. Roast and set aside.
Cook earlier soaked ½ kg Sella Rice, until 90 percent done, drain and set aside. Add 2- 3 star anises, 4- 5 cloves, a bit of salt and 2 Tbsp of lemon juice.
Fry about 4 cubed potatoes and set aside. Boil 2 eggs and set aside. Soak about 10 strands of saffron in half a cup of warm milk and set aside.


Heat 1 tbsp ghee and 2 tbsp oil in a wok, add in the whole spices. Once they splutter, add the meat and stir well. Add salt, Cumin and Red Chilli powders and water. Let meat cook. Add half the golden fried onions. Add the yoghurt, let meat cook till done and dry up extra water. Once meat is done add the fried potatoes. Add some lemon juice all over. Add half the rice on top. Sprinkle fried onions and saffron milk all over. Sprinkle the Biryani masala too. Repeat this process until you are done with the rice. Place the eggs too. The top most layer should have more fried onions. Sprinkle few drops of rose water. Seal the lid with dough so that the steam does not escape. Or put a tight fitting lid and once simmered for 30 minutes the rice is fully done, serve.


  • Milk 1 litre
  • Caster sugar 5 tbsp
  • Cardamom seeds 8
  • Vermicelli broken 8 oz
  • Raisins 8

Bring milk, sugar, and cardamom seeds to a boil in a saucepan; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir vermicelli and raisins into milk mixture and simmer until vermicelli is tender and the milk has thickened. Remove from heat and let stand until warm, about 15 minutes. If pudding is too thick, stir in a little milk.


  • Chicken fillets 400 gm
  • Garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper (crushed) 1 tsp
  • Oyster sauce 2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice 2 tbsp
  • Butter 3 tbsp
  • Mozzarella cheese 150 gm
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped parsley for garnishing


In a microwave bowl add chicken fillets, garlic paste, black pepper, oyster sauce, lemon juice, butter and salt. Mix well. Then set microwave oven on Snacks & Bake operation, A-17 and press the start button. Now put the bowl in the microwave and start again. Then 4 minutes before take out the bowl, add mozzarella cheese and chopped parsley. Now put the bowl back in the microwave and press the start button. Lastly take it out and serve hot.

Mutton Biryani Recipe in Urdu and English

At Masala TV you can check complete Mutton Biryani Recipe in Urdu and English. This is one of the best recipes by chef Zarnak Sidhwa at Masala TV show Food Diaries. Check out the other best recipes of chefs Zarnak Sidhwa.

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