Spicy Hyderabadi Dum Biryani

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Total Time:
1.5 hours
Serves: 8
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 kg - mutton with bones
  • 4 tbsp - fresh ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup - green chilli paste
  • 2.5 cups - curd
  • 1.5 tbsp - garam masala
  • 2 tbsp - cardamom powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 medium sized lemon
  • 1 cup - onions (cut and fried till light brown)
  • 1 tsp - saffron
  • 1/2 cup - milk
  • 1 bunch - coriander
  • 4 cups - basmati rice
  • 1.5 cups - oil
  • 1 tbsp - Whole garam masala (cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and fennel)

How to Make Spicy Hyderabadi Dum Biryani

  • Wash and drain meat, add cardamom powder, lemon juice and salt to it and keep it aside for 1/2 an hour.
  • To this meat, add fresh ginger garlic paste, chilli paste, garam masala and curd and marinate for 50 mins.
  • Wash and keep rice aside.
  • In a utensil, boil 3 litres of water.
  • To this, add whole garam masala (cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and fennel) and mint leaves and salt.
  • To the boiling water, add rice and cook only till rice is half cooked.
  • Now drain and keep the half cooked rice aside.
  • Heat oil in a small utensil, spread the marinated meat, sprinkle fried brown onions.
  • Then put the half cooked rice over it and lastly sprinkle the milk and saffron strands on the top.
  • Close the lid and seal the edges of the utensil with aluminium foil or wheat dough.
  • Cook the biriyani on high flame for 5 mins and then simmer the flame.
  • Cook the biriyani for 30-40 min by changing the position of the container so as to avoid over cooking.
  • Serve it with Hyderabadi mirchi ka salan and dahi ki chutney.