Ainy Cooks


This Rice dish is a Hyderabadi dish which i have learned from a Hyderabadi family, living near our house in Karachi.I consider this as a Royal Rice dish.The aroma and taste of this Biryani is totally different from other biryanis.This Biryani requires Patience and time…:)


Mutton/Chicken1 kg
Yogurt1 cup
Ginger garlic paste 1 1/2 tbsp
Coriander powder1 tsp
Red chili powder1 tbsp
Turmeric powder1/2 tsp
Whole spice powder1 tsp
Salt1 tsp or to taste
Dried plums 5-6
Raw papaya2 tbsp (for chicken 1 tbsp)
Lemon juice2 tbsp
Onion thinly sliced4
Oil 1 1/2 cup
Green coriander leavesas needed
Mint leavesas needed
Green chillies5-6
Tomatoes2 medium and sliced
Yellow food color1/2 tsp
Milk or water1/2 cup
Rice1 kg (soak in water for 20 mins)
Saltfor boiling rice
Waterfor boiling rice
Flour dough to seal the pot.


  • In a large bowl mix all ingredients in meat.Cover it and set a side.
  • In a pan Fry onion till golden brown.Mix half in meat.
  • Marinate meat over night.
  • Half boil rice and drain water.
  • In a deep heavy bottom pan pour oil and marinade, then Rice layer and tomatoes and green vegetables then again marinade topped with rice layer.
  • Spread brown onion ,oil and yellow food color.
  • cover with the lid and place a heavy thing like stone on the lid and leave it on very low flame.
  • You can seal the pot with flour dough.
  • Let it cook on very low flame for 40- 45 minutes.Then turn off the flame and leave it for 10 minutes.
  • Remove seal pour lemon juice on rice .Take out from one side with a flat spoon and serve with Raita and Salad..
  • Enjoy this different Biryani.


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3 Responses

  1. Oh thanx alot 4 dis recipe…my husband is a big fan of hyderabadi Biryani n he loves a particular taste dat he gets at his hyderabadi frend’s home. I really hope he will like dis one.

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