Beef Biryani

 Beef Biryani is a delicious Indian and Pakistan Cuisine. Now known by Nigerians and prepared by many. Major ingredients are beef, rice and veggies. It's one of my favorite Indian /Pakistan Cuisines, I never get tired of preparing it. Below is the recipe.


1 1/2 small cups of rice (preferably basmati rice) 

4 peeled & diced potatoes 

2 boiled eggs 

1 tbsp garam masala (cloves, black pepper, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, black and green cardamom) 

4 tbsp oil

4 tbsp butter 


A dash of basil 

1 tbsp curry 

1 tbsp white pepper 

1 tsp secret of cooking spice 

1 tsp chicken masala 

1 tsp mixed spices 

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder 

  Beef Marinade :

1/4 kg beef (cut into medium size) 

1/4 small cup yogurt 

1 tbsp ginger - garlic paste 

1 tbsp red chilli pepper powder 

1 tbsp turmeric powder 


1/4 cup chopped tomatoes 

1/2 medium cup fried brown onions 


  In a medium bowl, put the beef, yogurt, ginger - garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, chopped tomatoes and fried onions. Toss well and set aside. 

Wash and soak the rice in clean water for 20 mins. Then heat the oil and butter in a medium pot. Add some water and bring to the boil. Pour in the rice and boil. Strain and set aside. 

 Heat 2 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp butter in a medium pot. Fry the garam masala and potatoes for 5 mins or till the potatoes are brown. Add the marinated beef, cinnamon, basil, curry, white pepper, secret of cooking spice, mixed spices, chicken masala and some water enough to cook the beef. When the beef is tender, add the boiled eggs and rice, but don't stir. Cook on moderate flame for 10 mins. 

  Garnish with the remaining fried onions and mint leaves. Serve and enjoy! 

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