Recipe: Kashmiri Biryani

Try out this easy to make recipe.


• 750 gms Mutton
• 1 kg Chicken
• 1 kg Basmati rice
• 200 ml Milk
• 2 tsp Curds
• 1 tsp Dry ginger powder
• 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
• 150 gms Ghee
• 1/4 tsp Kewra essence
• 2 gms Saffron
• 2 tsp Red chilli powder
• 1 Pinch asafoetida
• 1 tsp Garam masala powder
• 2 tsp Fennel seed powder
• 1/4 tsp Sugar
• Salt to taste


• Fry asafetida and mutton pieces in ghee.
• Add curds to the mixture and fry till pink.
• Pour water and add salt to taste. Mix well.
• Add chilli powder, ginger powder and bay leaf.
• Fry for a few minutes and add 1/2 litre water.
• Add 1/2 tbsp garam masala and 1tbsp fennel seeds.
• Simmer the mixture till well cooked.
• Remove mutton pieces and keep them separate.
• Boil 2 litres of water with 2 tbsp salt.
• Tie garam masala and remaining fennel seeds in a piece of cloth.
• Put it in the boiling water.
• Now add rice and cook on low flame till half done.
• Separate water from the rice.
• Alternately arrange mutton and rice layers in a baking tray.
• Add milk and ghee.
• Cook in a preheated oven till well done.

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