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Karachi Briyani / Karachi Mutton Briyani – Ramzan Special


Recently I have come across “Karachi Biryani” is few restaurant menus due to Ramadan, along the streets and at the door step. All of us knew how delicious, aromatic the Non-veg Biryani when it comes from the Pakistani cuisine. Thought why not to give a try and started surfing for the recipe, referred from Food Safari.

I would say that this was the yummiest, aromatic, easiest, simplest Biryani made with very few and common household ingredients. Each and every single bite was awesome, not only biryani lovers everyone must give a try. Usually when I prepare, there will be a small quantity (a portion for one) leftover which we use for dinner. But this time the whole biryani was finished by lunch. A must to try for this Ramadan. Let me share the recipe…

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Preparation Time – 15 mins

Cooking Time – 40 mins

Serves – 5 nos

1 cup – 160 ml


  • Mutton / Lamb – 300 gm
  • Basmathi / Long grain rice – 2 ½ cups
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 2 tbsp
  • Oil – 4 tbsp
  • Garlic – 9 cloves
  • Ginger – 2” inch piece
  • Black peppercorns – 10 nos
  • Red chillies – 1 no
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Garam Masala – 1 ¼ tbsp
  • Cloves – 8 nos
  • Star Anise – 3 nos
  • Cinnamon – 2 nos (1” inch piece)
  • Bay leaf – 2 nos
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Onions – 3 nos
  • Tomato – 2 ½ nos
  • Yogurt / curd – ¾ cup
  • Coriander leaves – 4 stalks
  • Mint leaves – 10 stalks
  • Salt to taste


  • Clean the mutton pieces, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Wash the rice, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Peel and thinly slice the onions, slit the green chillies into two equal halves, roughly chop the red chillies and keep it aside.
  • Finely chop the tomatoes into pieces and keep it aside.
  • Chop the coriander stalks and mint leaves, keep it aside.
  • Take garlic, ginger and crush them well in mortar, then add in the black peppercorns and crush them roughly. Keep it aside.
  • Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a kadai, add in the sliced onions and fry them until they brown in color. Remove the onion slices and keep it aside.
  • Boil 5 cups of water in a heavy bottomed kadai, along with 3 cloves, 2 star anise, bay leaf and 2 cardamoms, ¼ portion of fried onions, salt and rice. Cover and cook for 20 mins or until the rice is 90% cooked. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Heat a tbsp of oil and 2 tbsp of ghee/Clarified butter in a pressure cooker, add in the garam masala, leftover (cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, star Anise), ginger-garlic-black pepper mixture, turmeric powder, green chillies, red chillies and cook for few mins or until the raw smell goes off (make sure that garam masala should not be burnt).
  • Add in the tomatoes and cook for few mins or until they turn mushy.
  • Add in the mutton pieces along with salt and cook for few mins.
  • Add in the coriander + mint leaves, yogurt/curd and half the quantity of fried onions. Cook for few mins or until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in 1 ½ cups of water, let it boil and pressure-cook for 5 whistles or until the mutton pieces are cooked well.
  • Remove the lid when the pressure subsides.
  • Take a heavy bottomed vessel, add in half the quantity of rice and make it like a bed.
  • Pour in half the quantity of mutton pieces along with the gravy.
  • Again add in the leftover steamed rice and spread it all over the vessel.
  • Pour in the leftover mutton pieces and the gravy.
  • Sprinkle little quantity of coriander + mint leaves, along with the leftover fried onions.
  • Mix a tbsp of water with red color and sprinkle it over the rice.
  • Cover the vessel with a lid, keep weight over it and cook in high for 10 mins.
  • Carefully remove the lid, mix the rice.

Serve hot. Goes out well for lunch with raita. I have served it with onion-tomato raita, cucumber slices and Brain fry.

Note: You can increase or decrease the quantity of red chillies and pepper corns as per your taste buds.

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Egg Biryani


Egg Biryani is my long wait to get blogged, feel that today might be time to get into the blog, as the pictures was in my folder for almost a month time.

Egg and Biryani are my son’s favorite dish nowadays, thought of paring both as Egg Biryani. Egg Biryani is one such easy, simple and less time consuming Biryani. Now glad that I got one more Biryani to my Biryani collections: https://madraasi.com/2015/07/17/biryani/ . Let us move on to the recipe…

Egg Biryani

Egg Biryani


  • Eggs – 4 nos
  • Long Grain (Basmathi) rice – 2 ½ cups
  • Onions – 4 nos (medium sized)
  • Coriander – 7 to 8 stalks
  • Mint – 7 to 8 stalks
  • Cloves – 4 nos
  • Cinnamon – 2 nos (1 inch stick)
  • Bay leaf – 2 nos
  • Cardamom – 4 nos
  • Star Anise – 3 nos
  • Yogurt/Curd – 3 tbsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Saffron strands – few strands
  • Milk – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee/Clarified butter – 2 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp


  • Boil the eggs, de-shell, slit in between and keep it aside.
  • Wash the rice, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Add saffron strands in hot milk, keep it aside, and let it dissolve.
  • Peel and finely chop 2 nos of onions and thinly slices the leftover onions.
  • Wash and chop the coriander and mint leaves, keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed kadai, pour in a tbsp. of ghee/clarified butter and a tbsp. of oil, and add in the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, star anise and bay leaves. Wait until they crackle.
  • Add in half the quantity of finely chopped onion and cook until they become golden brown.
  • Pour in 4 cups of water, let it boil and then add in the rice along with the required amount of salt.
  • Cook until the rice is ¾ th done, drain the water, spread the rice over the plate and keep it aside.
  • Heat the leftover oil and ghee/clarified butter in a kadai, add in the thinly sliced onion and cook until they turn golden brown, sprinkle little salt and cook until they turn dark brown.
  • Remove only the onions to a plate and keep it aside.
  • Now add in the leftover flavored spices (cloves, cardamom, star anise, cinnamon and bay leaves), wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the leftover finely chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste and cook until they start turning golden brown.
  • Add in the half the quantity of finely chopped mint and coriander leaves, cook until they turn dark green in color.
  • Add in the spice powders (turmeric pow, chili pow, coriander pow) and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in the yogurt/curd and cook for few mins.
  • Add in the eggs, cook for few mins, pour in a cup of water, cover and cook until the oil floats on the top of the gravy.
  • In a heavy bottomed kadai, add in a tsp of oil, spread half the quantity of rice as a bed, then pour over half the quantity of gravy over the rice, then sprinkle little of the finely chopped coriander and mint leaves.
  • Again continue the same process from rice till the gravy and then sprinkle little rice over the top and sprinkle the saffron milk along with ½ cup of water, spread the browned onions over the rice along with the leftover mint and coriander leaves.
  • Cover the vessel with the lid and keep a weight over the lid (no vapour should be realeased). Keep in high flame for 10 mins and in medium flame for 5 mins.
  • Remove the lid carefully, give a stir and transfer to a bowl.

Serve hot with raita and any gravy.



Biryani Collections / Briyani Collections / 10+ Easy Biryani recipes (veg and non-veg)


Biryani is a mixed rice dish from the Iraqi Subcontinent. It made with spices, rice, meat or vegetables.The origin of biryani is uncertain.

The word “Biryani” is derived from Persian Language. One theory is that it originates form “Brinj”, the Persian word for rice. Another theory is that it derived from “briyan” or “beriyan” (to fry or roast).

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There are two basic types of biryani, Pakki Biryani – Rice, meat and sauce are cooked separately and then layered in the final stage of cooking. This means that the rice and the meat retain their individual taste and flavoring. The other one known as Kacchi Biryani – Raw meat and rice are both cooked together marinated in yogurt and spices and is placed at the bottom of the cooking pot and the layer of rice is placed over it.

There are many varieties of biryani under the ingredients and regions. Under ingredients: Goat/lamb/mutton Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Fish Biryani, Soya Biryani, Daal Biryani, Egg Biryani, Shrimp Biryani, and Vegetable Biryani. Under regions: Hyderabadi Biryani, Lucknowi Briyani, Ambur Biryani, Bhatkali Biryani, Dindugal Biryani, Sindhi Biryani, Karachi Biryani, Anganan Biryani, Malabar Briyani and so on.

Information Source: Collected from various sites.

Check out few of the varieties of Biryani with step by step pictorial recipes, tried out in my kitchen:

Vegetarian Biryani:

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Non-Vegetarian Biryani


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