Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hyderabadi Nizami Biriyani

Hyderabadi Nizami Biriyani
ஹைதராபாத் நிஜாமி பிரியாணி

Simple and Easy Rich Biriyani.

Hyderabadi Nizami Biriyani
Preparation time : 30 mins
Marinating time  : 3 hours
Cooking time       : 1 hour
Serves  : 5 to 6 person
 Recipe Source : Dubai Friday Magazine

Mutton with bone ( cut into medium size) – 600 gram or 1 kg
yogurt – 200 gram
red  chilli powder  - 2 tspn
gram masala powder – 1tspn
turmeric – powder – ¼ tspn
crispy fried onion – 100 gram
raw papaya paste – 25 gram
ginger garlic paste  - 50 gram
fried cashew nut ground to a paste (optional)
water 1 /1/2 litres
oil – 4 tbspn

Browned Onion

basmati rice washed , drained  and soaked for 30 minutes
whole spices ( cinnamon, cardamoms and cloves) – few
black cumin – 1 tspn
fresh coriander leaves – 1 bunch
fresh mint leaves – 1 bunch

saffron – 1 pinch ( soaked in 5 tbspn of water)
chopped green chilli  - 2 tspn
browed onion – 50 gram
lemon juice  - 2 tspn

whole wheat flour dough – 100 gram
hard boiled  eggs – 2 ( peeled and quarted


In a wide bowl add, mutton, yogurt, spice powders, fried onions, papaya paste, ginger garlic paste , salt and cashew nut paste marinate about 3 hours.

Boil water in pan. Add oil, and salt to water. Add rice ,whole spices and black cumin. Cook until rice is half done.

Divide rice into three portions. Spread on portion into a heavy bottomed pan to make an even layer.spoon half marinated mutton over.spreading evenly third of coriander leave, mint leaves, saffron milk, green chillies and browned onions on  top.

Repeat the same another two portion evenly.

Drizzle lime juice over. Roll dough   into rope and place around rim of pan. Seal pan with a lid and cook over a medium heat for 30 minutes or until steam begins to come out from  the sides. Do not remove lid during cooking process.

Reduce heat to low and place an iron griddle underunderneath pan. Cook for another 20 minutes.
Set aside for 10 minutes then remove lid.

Garnish with browned onions, coriander and eggs. Serve with raita

Chicken Tikka

Agar Agar Jelly

Bhoondi Raita

Hard Boiled Egg


I prepared above combo for my  second son Hanefudeen for his Birthday (14th Feb.)

Linking to Annu's South Indian cooking hosted by nandoo's s kitchen


  1. Very flavourful and delicious biriyani. Belated happy birthday to Haneef.

  2. Happy Birthday Haneef. May Almighty bless. Nice preparation.

  3. mind blowing clicks.. looks too tempting..:)

  4. happy birthday to Haneef n bookmarking htis recipe aks:-)

  5. This is beyond's so tempting! Love it :) Happy Birthday to your cute son, a Valentine kid, no less! God bless.


Thanks for visit my place.
Hope my recipes are definitely it will be useful for all.
Leave your comment.
In case if you require any assistance I am here to help you.