If you are packet masala user, then its my request , please try this recipe because the homemade masala with freshly ground spices give a very good taste to your biryani . Before taking biryani class I was also a packet biryani maker but now I left all packet masalas and started making with freshly ground masalas.


1/2kg    Basmati Rice

½  kg   Chicken Pieces/mutton/beef

1/2 cup Milk(add green cardamom in it)

1 cup Yogurt (curd)

2 sliced onion(brown it)

1 tbsp Ginger julienne cutting

3-4  Garlic cloves

2   Tomato

1 tsp Red Chilli Powder

1 tsp Turmeric Powder

¼  tsp black cumin powder

2 tsp Garam Masala Powder

1/2 tsp Green Cardamom Powder

10-12  laung/ cloves

2 tbsp Green Coriander Leaves

Salt to taste

1 cup    Oil


Heat up oil and fry chicken now add yogurt and laung , fry with chicken.

Add tomatoes  ,salt,garam masala,kala zeera,lal mirch,turmeric and ginger cook it on low flame.

Heat water (2 ½ times more than the rice). As soon as it boils, add the whole masala, rice and salt to taste.

Cook the rice till ¾ done and then drain in the colander.

Mix pinch of yellow color in cardamom milk.

Grease a pot and evenly layer the cooked rice,garlic cloves, meat (and its gravy) in it to form at least 2 sets of layers (rice-meat-rice-meat-rice). Garnish with the previously caramalised onions. Cover the dish tightly.let it cook for 10 mins.

Serve hot with raita.

5 Responses to “PLAIN DEHLI BIRYANI”

  1. muhaddisah

    W’sslam. I’m really happy to see Pakistani Cooking recipies. Thanks Ain u are going to delicius my world in coming days ! thanks again nd I luv your efforts.