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Spicy Mutton Pulao

This Spicy Mutton Pulao recipe is quite similar to the biryani with minor differences in the cooking style. All the spices used in Mughlai mutton pulao make it a rich food item. Do try it!!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 5
Author Bushrah | Recipestable


  • 500 gm mutton
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 3-1/2 cup mutton stock yakhni
  • 2 onions thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoon desi ghee
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 4 green chilies thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds roasted
  • 1 inch piece of Cinnamon stick
  • 6 Peppercorns
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 cardamom
  • 1 bay leaf
  • a pinch of saffron soaked in milk
  • salt according to taste


  • Marinate the mutton pieces with salt, red chilli, cumin, and ginger garlic paste for 40 minutes.
  • Heat desi ghee in a heavy bottom skillet over medium heat.
  • Saute the onions in it for 5 minutes on a low flame until lightly browned.
  • Now add green chillies and cook for a minute on a low flame.
  • Add the marinated mutton. Stir for 2 minutes until the spices are mixed uniformly.
  • Add 2 cup water and Cover the skillet. Cook on a low flame for 40 minutes or meat is almost tender.
  • Now add bay leaf, peppercorns, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. Let the flavours bleed for 1 minute.
  • Add yogurt and cook meat on high flame for few minutes or until oil comes on top.
  • Add rice and yakhni. Lightly stir to mix.
  • Adjust the seasoning.Cover and cook for 18-20 minutes on low flame.
  • When the rice is cooked, pour the saffron on top the pulao.
  • Put on dum for 10 minutes or until full done.
  • Fluff rice with a fork and transfer into a dish. Spicy Mutton Pulao is ready to serve.


Serving Suggestions:
Serve with raita and onion rings.