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Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make Authentic South Indian Mutton Biryani From Tamil Nadu!

Simple, easy and an absolute treat to the taste buds, Ambur mutton biryani is a must-try.


  • Ambur is a small town in Tamil Nadu, famous for biryanis
  • This mutton biryani is simple, easy and extremely flavourful
  • Here is an easy recipe to try Ambur mutton biryani at home

Biryani! The name itself is enough to get us into a feast mode, isn’t it? Be it a dinner party or just our cravings acting up, biryani seems to magically take care of everything. But what is it about the one-pot meal that no one can resist? Perhaps the aromatic play of exotic spices such as star anise, bay leaf, clove and a hint of saffron with flavourful masalas tossed with succulent meat chunks layered neatly with rice. Or the sheer variety that one can find a different type of biryani in each corner of the country.

And how can we not mention the origins of biryani in south India when talking about the variety. The mouth-watering Hyderabadi biryani is the ultimate heaven for biryani lovers. And if you love the south Indian flavours in your biryani, you shouldn’t miss Tamil Nadu’s Ambur mutton biryani! A small town in Tirupattur district in Tamil Nadu, Ambur besides a sizeable leather industry, is known for its non-vegetarian biryanis.

(Also Read: 17 Best Biryani Recipes)


How To Make Ambur Mutton Biryani | Ambur Mutton Biryani Recipe

A simple, hearty and spicy biryani, Ambur mutton biryani uses mutton chunks cooked into a korma with spices, chillies, onion, ginger-garlic, curd and lemon, and pressure cooked. It is then carefully layered with basmati rice, sprinkled with ghee, mint leaves and coriander, and cooked in ‘dum style’ for about 10 minutes. That’s all! Your authentic Ambur mutton biryani is ready to be devoured.


Find the full recipe of Ambur mutton biryani here.


The biryani boasts of the authentic flavours of cinnamon, cloves and cardamom along with the juicy mutton chunks and creaminess of curd.

Try this lovely south Indian biryani at home and share your experience with us in the comments section below.

About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn’t share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.

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