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Mutton Pulao Recipe, Mutton Pulav

Mutton Pulao is a rice recipe made with mutton and rice.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 -4
Calories: 560kcal
Author: Asiya


For The Mutton Curry:

  • 500 gms mutton/meat pieces cleaned and washed well
  • 2 tbsp edible oil
  • 3 medium sized onions finely sliced
  • 2-3 slit green chillies
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • salt - to taste
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder kali mirch powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 cup beaten yogurt
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds powder

For The Pulao:

  • 3 cups of rice ordinary/basmati
  • 1 tbsp edible oil
  • 1 medium sized sliced onion
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 small cinnamon stick dalchini
  • 2 bay leaves tej patta
  • 2 cardamoms elaichi
  • 2 cloves loung
  • 1/2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint leaves
  • 2 slit green chillies
  • 2 tbsp beaten yogurt
  • 6 cups of water
  • salt to taste


For The Mutton Curry:

  • Firstly, in a pressure cooker, add oil and heat it.
  • Add the sliced onions and saute till translucent.
  • Add vertically slit green chillies and stir well.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few minutes.
  • Add mutton pieces and roast them well.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander seeds powder, cumin seeds powder and mix well.
  • Add beaten yogurt, mix well and cook for few minutes.
  • Add little water and pressure cook the mutton till tender.
  • Reduce the steam, add black pepper powder, garam masala powder, coriander leaves and cook for few minutes.
  • If there is lots of water in the curry then cook for few minutes by keeping the lid uncovered.
  • Switch off the flame and put it aside.

For The Pulav:

  • Take a cooking vessel, add oil and heat it.
  • Add cinnamon stick, bay leaves, cardamoms, cloves, caraway seeds and saute them.
  • Add the sliced onion, slit green chillies and saute for a minute.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for few seconds.
  • Add coriander leaves and mint leaves.
  • Add yogurt and mix well.
  • Keep stirring and cook for few minutes.
  • Add water, salt, stir and bring the water to a boil.
  • Wash rice well and add it to the boiling water.
  • Also add the cooked mutton curry into it.
  • Mix everything well.
  • Check for salt and add if required.
  • Cook the rice until it is completely done from medium flame to low flame.
  • Always place a tawa under the cooking vessel inorder to avoid burning the base of the vessel.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Serve the rice on a plate.
  • Garnish with fried onions and chopped coriander leaves and lemon slices.
  • Serve hot with raita!!!


1.If basmati rice is used then the rice needs to be soaked for about half an hour before adding to the boiling water.
2.Strain the rice and add it to the boiling water.
3.Lemon drops can be added to the cooking rice.
4.Boiled, peeled and sliced potatoes too can be added to the rice and mutton to make the recipe more yummy!!!


Calories: 560kcal
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