Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

When I make this recipe, I take out so many spices but it is well worth it. My family and friends can't get enough.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak rice for half an hour.
  2. Cook in rice cooker with 15 cups of water. Cook rice until almost done.
  3. Fry onions in oil until golden brown.
  4. Add ginger and garlic.
  5. Add chili powder, cloves, cardamom, pepper corn, cumin, curry, graham masala, coriander, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, dried plums, and salt.
  6. Add yogurt.
  7. Add tomatoes and cook until dry.
  8. Add meat.
  9. Add green chiles.
  10. Cook until meat is done and add water if needed.
  11. Add cilantro.
  12. Mix saffron with hot water.
  13. Layer rice and meat mixture and sprinkle with saffron mixture.
  14. Put in oven at 350°F for 20 minutes.


Most Helpful

It was ,no doubt, the best biryani ever. It just had the taste of a restaurant biryani. The meat was completely tender and I disagree with everyone who thinks the rice quantity was more, because it turned out to be perfect for me. Please post some more recipes of different kinds of biryani. Thanks a lot..

Anum Qazi March 04, 2010

I just tried out this recipe this weekend for my friends and they LOVED it, but I didn't make 9 cups of rice I added exactly half of that and it turned out FANTASTIC every body enjoyed it and I thought its awesome... thank you for the great recipe :)

hutamk June 27, 2011

Tasty recipe, too much rice however. I (like others here) would suggest using quarter of the amount suggested.

Andrew S. August 03, 2015

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