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Ambur star biryani

Ambur Star Biryani - step by step pictorial and video recipe of ambur mutton biryani. Mildly flavored and delicious mutton biryani recipe.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1/2 kg mutton
  • 1.5 cup seeraga samba rice
  • 2 large onions - sliced
  • 2 large tomatoes sliced
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 handful coriander leaves
  • 1 handful mint leaves
  • 3-4 tbsp red chilli paste
  • 2 inch stick cinnamon
  • 3 no cloves
  • 1 no cardamom
  • 3 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • salt to taste


  • Cook the rice with salt, lemon juice and little oil until 3/4th done.
  • strain the water and keep it ready
  • Heat oil in cooker and drop in cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, sliced onions and ginger garlic paste.
  • Saute until onions turn slightly brown.
  • add the curd and red chilli paste and saute again for a minute
  • Put in chopped tomatoes and saute until it gets mushy.
  • Now add mutton, salt required for the mutton and water.
  • cook for 4 whistles.
  • Open and reserve half of the masala for layering
  • put in half of the cooked rice and layer again with the reserved masala.
  • top it with remaining rice and dum cook with heavy weight on top and placed on top of a iron pan for 15-20 min