“Taste the tradition of Hyderabad in every bite – Savoring the flavors of Biriyani”

Hyderabadi Biriyani is a classic dish from the city of Hyderabad, India. It is a fragrant and flavorful combination of meat, rice, and spices that is sure to impress your taste buds. If you’re looking to prepare this dish at home, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you make the perfect Hyderabadi Biriyani.


2 cups of basmati rice

1 pound of boneless chicken or lamb

2 onions, finely sliced

2 tomatoes, finely chopped

2 cups of yogurt

2 tablespoons of ginger-garlic paste

2 tablespoons of Biriyani masala

2 tablespoons of ghee or oil

A few saffron strands

2 cups of water

Salt, to taste

Fresh coriander and mint leaves, for garnish

Raw Masala’s


  1. Soak the basmati rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, heat the ghee or oil over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and fry until golden brown.
  3. Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry for a few minutes, until fragrant.
  4. Add the chicken or lamb and fry until it is browned on all sides.
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes and Biriyani masala. Stir well and cook for a few minutes.
  6. Add the yogurt and saffron strands and stir well.
  7. Add the water and bring the mixture to a boil.
  8. Add the drained rice and stir gently.
  9. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot with a lid and cook for 18-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
  10. Once the rice is cooked, remove the pot from the heat and let it sit, covered, for 10 minutes.
  11. Fluff the rice with a fork and garnish with fresh cilantro and mint leaves.

Serve hot and enjoy your delicious homemade Hyderabadi Biriyani!

This recipe is a basic version of Hyderabadi Biriyani, and you can adjust the spices as per your preference.

You can also add vegetables like carrots, peas, and potatoes to make it more nutritious.

Hyderabadi Biriyani is a classic dish that has stood the test of time. With its complex blend

of flavors and aromas, it’s sure to be a hit with your friends and family. Happy Cooking!

By Prasanjit Dutta
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