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Mutton Pulao Recipe, Mutton Pulav

Mutton Pulao is a rice recipe made with mutton and rice.
3.83 from 17 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 -4
Calories 560 kcal


For The Mutton Curry:

  • 500 gms mutton/meat pieces cleaned and washed well
  • 2 tablespoon edible oil
  • 3 medium sized onions finely sliced
  • 2-3 slit green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • salt - to taste
  • 2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder kali mirch powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 cup beaten yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds powder

For The Pulao:

  • 3 cups of rice ordinary/basmati
  • 1 tablespoon edible oil
  • 1 medium sized sliced onion
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 small cinnamon stick dalchini
  • 2 bay leaves tej patta
  • 2 cardamoms elaichi
  • 2 cloves loung
  • ½ teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves
  • 2 slit green chillies
  • 2 tablespoon 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!!!


Nutrition Facts
Mutton Pulao Recipe, Mutton Pulav
Amount Per Serving
Calories 560
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.