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Mughal Biriyani – Bakrid Special Recipe

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Mughal Biriyani
Id-ul-Zuha or Bakrid is one of the most celebrated festivals among Muslims across the globe. Bakrid is a festival of sacrifice, when the Muslims all over the globe sacrifice goat, to commemorate the great sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim.

On the eve of Bakrid, indulge in revelry and merry making by preparing our Bakrid special recipe for the occasion. Eid is not complete without mutton biriyani recipe so try our mouth watering mutton biriyani recipe (also called Mughal biriyani) at home and make your Bakrid celebrations more joyous.

Mughal Biriyani Recipe – Bakrid Special Recipe


500 gms Basmati Rice
1kg Mutton (small pieces)
2 tsp Garam Masala
6 Red chilies.
2 Cinnamon Sticks
2 pieces cardamom
3 Green chilies
7 Cashews
Onions (finely chopped and fried till crisp)
5 Cloves
Finely chopped fresh coriander
Finely chopped mint leaves
Ginger Garlic paste
3 tsp. Saffron. (dissolved in a cup of milk)
1 cup Curd
1 cup Lemon Juice
4 boiled eggs.
5 tsp Ghee /Oil
Salt to taste.


1.Make a fine paste of chillies and cashew nuts.

2.Mix the mutton pieces with the ginger-garlic paste and beaten curd and Keep it aside to set.

3.Fry the chili paste in 4 tbsp milk or oil. To this paste, add mutton, onion, garam masala and salt to taste. When the clarified milk separates from the mixture, add one and a half cup of warm water and pressure cook till tender.

4.Fry Cinnamon, Cardamom, Lavang and milk/oil in a vessel. Also add rice, green chilies, salt and enough water for the rice to cook.

5.Make a mixture of the coriander, mint, mixed spices and onion and keep aside. Smear milk inside another vessel. Spread a layer of rice in it and cover it with mutton.

6.Sprinkle half of the pudina mixture and juice of a lime. Sprinkle the rice with saffron milk and some clarified milk. Cover tightly and cook for half an hour over slow fire. Serve hot. Delicious Mutton biriyani recipe is ready to serve.

Make the best Mutton Biryani this Bakrid. Try this authentic Bakrid recipe straight from the house of Mughals.

Read more about: cookery, mutton recipes, bakrid
Story first published: Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 12:03 [IST]
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