This is a slightly westernised version of the traditional hyderabadi indian biryani recipe, but it still tastes amazing! I’ve also included a video with an old Indian master chef showing you how to create an indian biryani properly! Enjoy.
Ingredients for Indian Biryani Recipe
1 onion (sliced)
3 thumbs of ginger (chopped small)
4 garlic cloves (chopped)
400g meat (chicken, lamb, beef – it’s up to you) cut into small cubes about 2 cm
200g mixed vegetables (any of the following work:-mushrooms, peas, red pepper, green beans) chopped small
300g rice (basmati is best)
500ml stock (depending on the kind of meat you’re using)
2 tbsp peanut oil
For the meat marinade
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp curry powder (make your own if you like)
6 cardamom pods
1 tsp salt
1 tsp turmeric
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
bunch of chopped fresh coriander
1 inch cinnamon stick
Method for Indian Biryani Recipe
Mix the ingredients for the meat marinade with the meat and chill for at least 45 minutes
In a heavy casserole dish gently fry the onions, ginger and garlic in peanut oil for about 5 minutes
Add the butter
When melted, add the meat mixture and fry for about 5 minutes, stirring continually
Add the rice and vegetables and cook for a further minute.
Finally pour the stock in, cover with a lid and put in the oven on 170 degrees C for about 20 minutes or until the rice is properly cooked.
You can add more water if necessary, or cook for longer.
Now, here is an excellent video with a real Indian chef that shows how to cook an authentic hyderabadi Indian biryani.