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Comments 22
Rating 3.5/5.0
Occasion: Eid-ul-Fitr   Total servings: 8-10
Cuisine: Pakistani   Calories:
Effort: Easy   Pre-Prep time: 15 min
Best for: All   Preperation time: 1 hr
How to serve: Hot    

Biryani recipe by Habib Akhtar at
Biryani is a set of rice-based foods made with spices, rice (usually basmati) and meat, fish or chicken.

Keywords: biriani, biryani

1 kg Mutton/chickenClick to find more about chicken
1 kg Basmati rice
100 grm Yogurt
SaltClick to find more about Salt to taste
1 medium onionClick to find more about onion
6 garlicClick to find more about garlic cloveClick to find more about clove
1 tbs gingerClick to find more about ginger paste
8 small illaichiClick to find more about illaichi

1 tbs gralic paste
10 cloves
Oil or gheeClick to find more about ghee
Kewra few drops
Yellow food color two pinch
Sugar a pinch

Add mutton, saltClick to find more about salt and garlicClick to find more about garlic cloves in a pot with two glasses of water. If you're using chickenClick to find more about chicken, you can do with only one glass of water.
Cook on a low flame till the meat is tender and the water dries.

Take one medium onionClick to find more about onion. Slice it and fry it in about 4-5 tablespoons of oil till its light brown. Add the rest of the spices, yogurt and fry it a little.

Simultaneously soak the rice in water for half an hour.
Boil the rice till they're half cooked,
drain the water and keep them aside.

Add the cooked meat to the sauted onions to make the masala and cook uncovered for a few minutes to evaporate excess water.
When most of the water has evaporated,
transfer a little rice to a pot, and on top of that add some of the meat/masala combo. Make layers of this. The way I usually do it is put half the rice in, add all the meat/masala then top that off with the rest of the rice.

Sprinkle on it a solution of kewra, yellow food color and pinch of suger.

Keep it covered and on a low flame.
Keep the pot tightly closed you're trying to steam cook the rice. When the rice is done, the biryani is ready.
Serve with salad or garlicClick to find more about garlic chutney.

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There are 22 comment(s) for this recipe.
by LouiseSalim No Rating
Thats a lot of rice, if i use 3 cups of rice should i reduce the amount of the other ingredients?

Sun Jul 29, 2012

by darakhshan 5/5 Stars
it is very tastiy and zabardas

Tue Jul 24, 2012

by Anonymous No Rating
Is there no ready mix biryani masala or ground masala needed for the meat mix?

Fri Apr 06, 2012

by Aqsa 5/5 Stars
my fav dish the most tasty dish in the world

Tue Nov 15, 2011

by muhammad usman 1/5 Star
i found very tasty dishes

Fri Oct 21, 2011

by uli 5/5 Stars
Sehr gutes Rezept ( very good recipe) grüße von Germany

Sun Dec 05, 2010

by SumeraNawed (Jr. Admin) No Rating
Thanks Chawla, indicated error has been fixed.

Wed Nov 17, 2010

by Chawla in New York No Rating
Recipe is great, I am going to try it. But there is an error in the servicing 3-4. One Kilo rice will feed many more people, perhaps 10 or more. Ignore the stupid comments of some unworthy people, or unworthy comments of stupid people. They have nothing else but hate in their hearts.

Fri Nov 12, 2010

by Anonymous 1/5 Star
silly paki food, tastes disgusting!!!

Mon Oct 11, 2010

by Anonymous 3/5 Stars
I will try today.......

Fri Oct 01, 2010

by ehto No Rating
meri mummy achi banati hai not good bakwas hai

Sat Aug 14, 2010

by Anonymous No Rating

Sat Aug 14, 2010

by shaz 5/5 Stars
very niceeeee.i will try it today in Iftari.

Fri Aug 13, 2010

by sonia No Rating
now m gonna try it lets see...

Wed Jul 07, 2010

by Anonymous 5/5 Stars

Wed Jun 30, 2010

by Anonymous No Rating
cant say

Wed Jun 30, 2010

by dua 5/5 Stars
i lovoe the rise ab main khoud he bana sakte hon thanks

Tue Jun 01, 2010

by Zakir Ka asst. 5/5 Stars
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Sun Jan 24, 2010

by Anonymous 5/5 Stars

Wed Dec 02, 2009

by Dr.Aslam Beg 5/5 Stars
bhai lajawab hai .kiya kehne biryani ke. tuhfa,e azeem hai insaan ke liye.khuda salamat rakhe apko ,bas isi tarh zaban ke zaike badhate rahiye ...

Mon Oct 26, 2009

by Dr.Alam Beg 5/5 Stars
bhai lajawab hai .kiya kehne biryani ke. tuhfa,e azeem hai insaan ke liye.mmmmm.

Mon Oct 26, 2009

by Anonymous No Rating
i think it should be 4-5 tablespoons

Thu Oct 08, 2009

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