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Sindhi Biryani Recipe (By Chef Tahir)

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Biryani is one of the famous dish in Pakistani cuisine. You can cook it with mutton, beef or chicken, whatever you like most. In this biryani potatoes are optional but I suggest that you must add them because they taste so delicious with rice.

sindhi biryani

Ingredients Of Sindhi Biryani

  • 500 gm. Chicken or Mutton
  • 400 gm. Basmati Rice. washed and soaked
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 Potatoes (optional)
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 1.1/2 tbsp. garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp. ginger paste
  • 4-6 green chilies, chopped
  • ¼ cup mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 tsp. red chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 pcs black cardamom
  • 6 pcs clove
  • 2 pcs cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 4-6 dried plum
  • 1/8 tsp. yellow food color
  • 2 pcs bay leaf
  • 3 pcs green cardamom
  • 1 tbsp. taara garam masala.
  • Yellow food color as required

Recipe Of Tara Garam Masala

  • 1 tbsp. cumin seed
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. coriander
  • 6 cloves

grind all spices together, Taara garam masala is ready

Method Of Sindhi Biryani

  • In a pan fry the onion on a medium heat until golden brown.
  • Add meat, potatoes and garlic stir fry for 10 minutes.
  • Add Taara garam masala, dry whole spices, powder spice, yogurt, ginger, green chilies and fry for another five minutes.
  • Add half glass of water or more, cover and cook on a low heat until the meat is tender. When the meat is cooked and separate the oil, keep the pot on a side.
  • Add soaked rice into boiling water until the rice par cooked. Drain the rice thoroughly.
  • In a separate pan spread the cooked rice evenly over the meat and spread tomatoes, green chilies and mint over the rice in three layers.
  • Sprinkle yellow food color on top of the rice, cover and cook on a low heat until the rice is tender.
  • Garnish with fried onion and serve with salad.

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  • Mehreen October 29, 2010, 1:34 am

    For the Tara Garam Masala, is it black pepper powder or black pepper seeds that you use? Thanks.

    • Neel October 29, 2010, 8:52 am

      whole black pepper and whole coriander seeds and then you will grind it

  • Aisha February 11, 2011, 5:35 pm

    Hi there, I live in a country where there is no access to black cardamom, is it an essential spice? Thanks for the recipe!

    • Neel February 11, 2011, 5:41 pm

      its barey ilachi and its easily available……u can quit it if its not available

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