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Hyderabadi Biryani


 Long grain rice  1 kg
 Mutton  2 kgs
 Yogurt  3/4 kg
 Small green chillies  8 number
 Mint leaves  1 cup
 Onion  2 large
 Corriander leaves  1 cup
 Tenderiser  1 tea spoon
 Cloves  8 number
 Cardamom  8 number
 Black cumin seeds  2 teaspoons
 Cinamon sticks  3 (1 inch long)
 Ginger garlic paste  4 table spoons
 Salt  To taste
 Saffron 1/2 tea spoon 
 Milk  1 cup
 Oil  1 cup
 Pure Ghee (butter)  1/2 cup


Garam Masala powder: Grind 5 cloves, 5 cardamom, 1 tea spoon black cumin seeds & 2 pieces of cinnamon into fine powder.

Hara Masala Paste : Grind 4 green chillies, 1/2 cup corriander leaves, 1/2 cup mint leaves into a fine paste by adding very little yogurt.

Onions : Deep fry sliced onions till just about to turn light golden. Drain well. Keep open in fridge for 1/2 hour. Take out & crush well with hand.

Saffron: In 2 table spoons of milk soak saffron strings.


Wash mutton. Drain it well. Marinate the mutton with the garam masala powder, hara masala paste, ginger garlic paste, crushed onions, whipped yogurt & tenderiser for 2 to 3 hours.

Cooking (45 mins):

Step 1:

  • Wash rice & soak for 10 minutes.
  • Bring 8 cups water to a boil with remaing cloves, cinnamon, cardamon, black cumin seeds, green chillies, mint leaves, corriander leaves.
  • When water is boiling add drained rice & cook until 1/4 done.
  • Drain all ingredients through sieve.


  • In a separate vessel warm the butter & remaing oil left after frying onions.
  • Add the marinated mutton to it & let it cook for five minutes.


  • Add drained rice to cover the mutton well.
  • Steam it on simmer till mutton & rice done. Keep moving the vessel on the burner so that the heat reaches the vessel evenly.
  • When half done add the soaked saffron in remaining milk.
  • Sprinkle this milk on the rice to form a yellow circle over it.
  • Cover again & steam till done.
  • Serve in a oval or round platter after mixing well the rice & mutton.
  • Serve hot as a main course.

Contributed by Mrs. Batul Fatima

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