Hyderabadi Biriyani
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Author michael Yield No Value
Published Nov 1, 2007 Cooking Time 120 Minutes
Recipe Type Non Veg-Main Preparation Time 40 Minutes
Ingredient Lamb Standing Time 1 hour
Description: I was taught this recipe by a friend who comes from Hyderabad. I\'ve visited India a few times now and struggle to find a roadside Biriyani that matches this reciope

Recipe of Hyderabadi Biriyani

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Lamb Leg 2 Lbs
Garlic 6 Tablespoons
Ginger 2 Tablespoons
Coriander Powder 2 Teaspoons
Cumin Powder 2 Teaspoons
Garam Masala 2 Teaspoons
Tumeric 1 Teaspoons
Cloves 8 Numbers
Cinnamon 2 Stricks
Star Anise 2 Numbers
Cardamon 10 Numbers
Indian Bay Leaf 4 Leaf
Oil 10 Tablespoons
Onoin 2 Pound
Biriyani Masala (Hyderabadi Or Mutton Style) - Comes In Small Box 1 Piece
Meat Masala 2 Tablespoons
Rice 2 Pound


First start by soaking the rice in water and then begin preparing the following: To make the onion spices: In 5 tbsp of oil at medium heat: Add half of the: Cinnamon, Cloves, Star Anise and Bay leaf. Fry for 1 minute Add all of the onion sliced into pieces and half of the salt. stir and cover with lid on low for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 10 minutes remove the lid and add: half the Garlic, Ginger, Tumeric, Garam Masala, Biriyani Masala, Coriander pdr, Cumin pdr. Stir often and continue until the onion has lost a lot of water and is quite caramelised. Remove from heat and put aside. To make the meat spices:. In 3 tbsp of oil at medium heat: Add the remaining half of the: Cinnamon, Cloves, Star Anise and Bay leaf. Fry for 1 minute Add all of the lamb diced into 1/2 ince x 1/2 inch pieces and the remaining half of the salt, biriyani masala, garlic, ginger, tumeric, coriander pdr, cloves pdr, garam masala. Also add the Meat Masala now. Stir over medium heat. The meat will lose some liquid and make a juicy sauce. Continue to fry over a gentle heat until most of this moisture is evaporated and the meat is almost dry. The idea here is to remove most of the moisture, but not make it bone dry. Now for the rice preparation: Drain the soaking water from the rice. Put the rice into a microwave-safe bowl and fill with water until the water level is 1cm above the rice. you want to par-cook the rice. I would say that 8 mins is sufficient in the standard microwave. Once the rice is finished it\'s time to start making the biriyani: You want a large ovenproof pot or casserole dish with a lid. It\'s important to seal the lid with either alfoil or a very simple dough made from flour and water and kneaded slightly. In the pot add : 1/2 of the onion spice mix and spread evenly. Then add 1/2 the meat mix and spread evenly. Then add half of the rice mixture. Repeat the layering process with the remaining halves of ingredients in a similar fashion. You then need to fill the pot with water until the water level is visibly equal with the level of the rice. This should ensure enough liquid for the rice to absorb during cooking. Heat the oven to 300ºF or 150ºC Seal the lid on the pot with either alfoil, or by running a layer of dougn around the rim of the pot and then pressing the lid on to make a seal. You do not want water to escape. Rather the rice will absorb the water and flavours from the meat and onion mixes to make an incredibly delicate flavoured biriyani. Place the pot in the oven for approx 2 hours. When done, open the lid and test the rice to see it is done. Dig in a little. If it seems a little dry, add 1 cup water and cook another 30min. If it\'s fine.....time to EAT! Serves 10 ( half the recipe for 5 ppl) You can enjoy this dish with a Raita : 1/2 red onion sliced finely. Add this to 1 cup natural greek style yoghurt with 1 tsp lemon juice and 1/4 tsp salt. This will make enough yoghurt for 2 ppl so scale this recipe up for larger groups. To serve : Using a serving spoon, encourage guests to dig in and explore the layers of rice and flavoursome meet and onion. Then spook raita over the rice and dig in.... It is a truely amazing dish with all the TRUE flavours of India
Posted Nov 1, 2007

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Vijetha Dec 8, 2011
Easy to make and very Yummy :) !

soumi ghosh May 2, 2010
I like the biriyani recipe very much.but please let me know that how to make the biriyani masala at home.

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