Dum Biryani

Last Updated: Monday, September 21, 2009 - 10:51

Want to know how to make the perfect Dum Biryani? Try this simple recipe.


1 kg mutton (medium cut)
½ kg long grain rice
250 gm onion paste
2 tsp ginger paste
paste of one raw papaya skin
1 tsp crushed peppercorn; ½ tsp cumin powder
6 cloves
2 black cardamom seeds
4 cups yogurt (whisked)
1/3 cup ghee
1/3 cup oil
½ cup coconut milk
pinch of saffron
salt to taste


Mix salt, saffron, onion paste, ginger paste and papaya paste. Rub the mixture into the meat and keep aside for an hour. Mix all the ground spices and little saffron with half quantity of yoghurt and apply on meat.

Take a heavy bottomed pan and place the meat in it. Wash the rice and mix it with the rest of the yoghurt, water and little salt. Cover the meat with rice and seal the lid with dough. Cook it on slow flame for about 30 minutes. When the rice is almost done, sprinkle some milk and ghee over it and serve hot.

First Published: Monday, September 21, 2009 - 10:51

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