Bohri Mutton Biryani

  1. Mutton 1 kg.
  2. Green chillies paste 1 tbsp.
  3. Ginger garlic paste 2 tbsp.
  4. Tomatoes 2 big or 3 medium size.
  5. Potatoes 4
  6. Red chilli powder  2 tsp.
  7. Black cardamom 2
  8. Cinammon stick 1
  9. Cloves 5-6
  10. Black peppercorns  5-6
  11. Cumin seeds 1 tsp.
  12. Yogurt 1/2 cup
  13. Salt 2 tsp.
  14. Turmeric 1/4 tsp.
  15. Onion (sliced) 3
  16. Mace (powder) 1/4 tsp
  17. Nutmeg (Javartri powder) 1/4 tsp.
  18. Oil 1/2 cup
  19. Rice 1 kg.
  20. Whole garam masala (cloves 6, black cardamom 6, green cardamom 2, cinnamon 1 small piece,black pepper corn 6, cumin seeds 1tsp.)
  21. Saffron 1/8th tsp
  22. Kewra essence 1 tsp.
  23. Yellow food colour a pinch
  24. Green chillies 5-6
  25. Mint leaves 1/2 cup


  1. To Boil Rice: Soak rice for 30 mins.
  2. Boil water in a large pan.
  3. Add whole garam masala and salt.
  4. Put rice and boil till they are half done.
  5. Strain and keep aside.
  6. To make Mutton Masala: Heat oil in a pan.
  7. Add onions and fry till golden brown.
  8. Take them out from the oil.
  9. Spread them on kitchen towel.
  10. Leave them to cool.
  11. Crush them and keep aside.
  12. In the same pan add mutton, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, salt, turmeric, green chilli paste, black cardamom, cinammon stick, cloves, black peppercorns, cumin, crushed onions and chopped tomatoes.
  13. Mix and cook till tomatoes are soft and oil separates.
  14. Beat yogurt.
  15. Add yogurt, nutmeg and mace to the mutton.
  16. Cover and cook on low heat till mutton is tender, add little water if required.
  17. When the mutton is tender add potatoes and 1/2 cup water.
  18. Cover and cook till the potatoes are tender.
  19. In a pan put 1/2 of boiled rice then put mutton masala, sprinkle chopped mint leaves, whole green chillies and cover it with rest of the boiled rice.
  20. In a bowl dissolve yellow colour, saffron and kewra essence and sprinkle over the rice.
  21. Heat 2 tbsp. of oil and sprinkle on the biryani.
  22. Cover with lid, and on very low heat, put the biryani on dum (steam) for 10-15 mins.

4 thoughts on “Bohri Mutton Biryani

  1. Hi! I made this biryabi last night and…. vow!!! It was fantastic!! I am a huge fan of yours. Plz post new dishes. Thnk u so much. My husband just loved it. Thnx alot.

  2. Hi, you haven’t mentioned how many tomatoes I need to add in this recipe. Please indicate.

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