Beef Biryani

Sunday means chicken,mutton or sometimes beef in our house. Last Sunday I don't want to make the usual beef curry, so I made one-pot meal. It was a little spicy and very tasty. We just had it with onion raitha.


  • Beef- 1\2 kg
  • Basmathi rice- 2 cup
  • Water- 4 cup  + 1\2 cup
  • Ghee +oil - 2 tbsp+ 1 tsp
  • Cashew nut & pine nut- 1 tbsp r more
  • Bay leaf-1
  • Cinnamon,cardamon,cloves- each-2
  • Onion- 1 big
  • Tomato-1
  • Ginger garlic paste- 2 to3 tsp.
  • Red chilly powder- 1 tsp
  • garam masala- 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

To grind:

  •  1\3 cup mint leaves
  • 1\3 cup coriander leaves
  • 3 green chilly


1.Cut beef and clean well.Add 1 tsp of gimger garlic paste ,1\2 cup water and pressure cook it for 2-3 whistle(see notes).

2.Grind the the three ingredients under " to grind" to a coarse form.Slice onion and tomato,keep all ready.

3.In a big heavy bottomed pan heat 2 tbsp of ghee+oil,add bay leaves,cloves,cinnamon and cardamon and saute for a while.

4.Add the sliced onions and saute till it becomes translucent,add ginger garlic paste,add tomato after it and saute till it expel the juice.

5.Then add a tsp of the ground paste,red chilly powder, garam masala and salt.Saute for a while,add the cooked beef to it with water(if any).Wait till all water evaporate ,then for 2 cup rice and 3 1\2- 4 cup water.check for salt,close with lid.

6.When the water begins to boil and the drained rice to it and cook in medium-low flame.when it is 3\4 done,keep it in dum.(see notes).

7.Fry cashew nut and pine nut in ghee,add to it.

Serve with simple onion raitha or any.


1.I usually by very tender beef (called veal) it just takes 5-10 mins to cook. Cook according to ur beef variety.

2.For dum,keep a dosai tawa/griddle on stove. place the dish pan/Kadai over it with lid on.

3.Add spice according to ur taste buds.

4.I usually make briyani in pan ,it comes correct for me,if u opt for pressure cooker u can go with it.In that method pressure cook for 4-6 whistles

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  1. yummy biriyani dear... just like in my house, friday's are never complete without non-veg...

  2. I don't eat beef, but looks good...

  3. wonderful entry dear..
    Thnx 4 linking it 2 my evnt...

  4. Love beef biriyani any time.. Have done very well.. Yummy !!

  5. Beef Biriyani looks delicious


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