Awadhi Mutton Biryani Recipe

Awadhi Mutton Biryani also known as Lucknowi Biryani is a renowned dish of Lucknow. It’s cooked in a handi with mutton pieces and rice. The rice and mutton pieces are half cooked initially, they get properly cooked in the handi. The succulent mutton pieces along with the flavorful aromatic rice make a great recipe for Eid. From rose water to soaked saffron in milk, this recipe is full of aroma and flavors. You are going to love the junction of spices, mutton pieces, and rice topped with caramelized onions. Awadhi Biryani is a must-try recipe for all the biryani lovers out there. Make sure you don’t miss out on this recipe.

How to make Awadhi Mutton Biryani

  • Step 1 Make caramelized onions

    Heat ghee in a pan, and add onions. Then add salt followed by sugar. Let the onions cook and get caramelized, stir occasionally. Once done, keep them aside. Meanwhile, soak saffron in milk.

  • Step 2 Cook the mutton pieces

    In a cooker, heat ghee and then add deep-fried onions followed by mutton pieces into it. Cook it till the raw smell of the mutton disappears. Take a bowl and add yogurt, ginger paste garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, and biryani masala. Mix everything well and then add this to the mutton pieces. Now, add 2 cups of water and pressure cook the mutton to two whistles on low flame. It should be 3/4 cooked.

  • Step 3 Prepare rice

    To prepare the rice, bring eight cups of salted water to a boil and then add black cardamom, soaked rice, and one bay leaf to the cooker. Cook it for one whistle. The rice should be half cooked.

  • Step 4 Layer up the biryani

    In a handi, add bay leaves to the bottom followed by half of the rice. Top it with some soaked saffron in milk and then add mutton pieces. Again add the remaining rice. Sprinkle nutmeg powder and then add half of the caramelized onions. Sprinkle rose water on the top and then cover the lid. Cook it for at least 30 mins on low flame and keep an eye on the biryani.

  • Step 5 Your Awadhi Mutton Biryani is ready

    Garnish your biryani with the rest caramelized onions. Your Awadhi Mutton Biryani is ready to serve. Enjoy the meal.