Friday, 30 November 2012

Beef Biriyani

I am not a fan of beef. But people at home love it. So I manage to prepare some stuff.
This time I had some cooked beef in my refrigerator and quickly made a biriyani. Not sure if this can be called a biriyani since I made this with boneless meat and didn't follow the conventional steps. But people at home loved this. So thought of publishing the same and here goes the recipe.

To cook beef:
beef: 250 grams
ginger/garlic paste - 25 grams
chilly powder - 25 grams
garam masala powder - 15 grams
coriander powder - 30 grams
Turmeric powder and salt to taste

Ingredients for biriyani:
Basmati rice - 250 grams

Onions – 75 grams
Tomatoes - 50 grams
Green chillies – 10 grams
Ginger-Garlic paste – 10 grams
Ghee – 10 grams
Fennel seeds – 2 grams
Cloves – 2 grams
Cardamom – 1 no
Cinnamon – ½ inch
Star anise – a piece
Nutmeg – 1 gram
Bay leaf – one
Coriander leaves – few
Cashewnuts - 20 grams
Raisins - 20 grams
Salt – to taste


  • Cook the beef with the ingredients mentioned in "To cook beef" and keep aside.
  • Wash, the rice. Drain and keep it aside.
  • Crush fennel seeds, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, star anise and nutmeg.
  • Finely chop onions, green chillies and tomatoes.
  • In a pressure cooker, add the ghee. Add the cashewnuts and raisins. Fry until they turn brown. Drain and keep aside.
  • Add the remaining ghee to the pressure cooker. Add the bay leaf, chopped onions, green chillies and the ginger-garlic paste. Saute for about a minute.
  • Add the tomatoes and fry for about a minute.
  • Add the rice and saute for about 2 minutes until nice aroma comes out.
  • Add the cooked beef and the required amount of water. 
  • Let the water boil and reduce to half the amount.
  • Now close the pressure cooker and cook for one whistle.
  • Open the pressure cooker and garnish with coriander leaves, fried cashews and raisins.

Enjoy beef biriyani with raita and papadam!!!

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1 comment:

  1. Though even I am not a beef eater..I love the way you have incorporated it in your biryani for your loved ones. Food after all is about caring.