Beef Biryani/Beef Biryani Recipe /Beef Dum Biryani

Beef Biryani/Beef Dum Biryani is One of our favourite biryani .This home style biryani is simply delicious .You can substitute beef with mutton ...Beef biryani some raita and some fried chicken makes a wonderful sunday meal ..The beef is succulent cooked with flavourful spices and layered in aromatic basmati rice Making it a rich and delicious dish.
I have been far from the blog since more than a month now..Have gone through lots of stress and ups and downs in these 2 months but it was Gods grace what kept me going. Had planned many recipes but unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances couldn't publish them.Finally Ihave started publishing all the recipes from my draft folders.Do share your feedback if you try the recipes.
1/2 kg beef ./mutton
1/2 kg basmati rice
1/2 cup curds
2 potatoes cut in quarters
3 onions sliced thinly
2 tomatoes
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder

1 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
5   to 6 green chilli  crushed
1/2 cup coriander leaves
hand full mint leaves
1/2 tsp shahi jeera
1 tsp cumin seeds
6 to 7 peppercorns

1 star anise
3 blades mace
4 to 5 cardamom
1 inch Cinnamon
3 to 4 bay leaves
2 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp milk
few strands saffron
10 to 15 cashews
2 tbsp raisins


  • Marinate the beef chunks with salt,turmeric,ginger garlic paste ,crushed green chillies and whisked curds.
  • Make a paste of mint, coriander leaves ,shahi jeera,cumin seeds black pepper and add this to the marinade and set aside in refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours or overnight.
  • Fry the sliced onions till golden brown and crisp.
  • Also fry the potatoes till done.
  • In a pressure cooker body/vessel heat oil.
  • Add bay leaves then add the chopped tomatoes and saute till mushy .
  • Add half of the fried onions 
  • Add the marinated beef along with the marinade and saute over medium flame for 5to 7 minutes.
  • Add the red chilli powder and garam masala powder and saute
  • Add water and cover the pressure cooker with the lid
  • Let it cook till done it may take about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Once done release the pressure then open the lid.
  • Cook the soaked basmati rice adding water salt  bay leaves,mace, star anise,cardamom and cinnamon stick and 1/2 tsp shahi jeera  and 2 twp rose water cook till the rice is 3/4 th done.

assembling the biryani
  • Take a thick bottomed pan add ghee or oil spread half the rice 
  • Add fried potatoes and the beef masala ,also spread some crushed onions /mint leaves and coriander leaves as well.
  • Also add in some fried cashews and raisins.
  • Spread the remaining rice layer 
  • add the fried nuts ,fried onions and saffron infused milk over the rice layer.
  • Also add melted ghee cover with lid and cook on dum for 20 minutes on lowest flame.

Serve hot with raita of your choice.