Keema Biryani By Faiza


Mutton Mince 200 grams
Basmati rice soaked 1 1/2 cups
Oil 2 tablespoons
Cinnamon 1 inch stick
Black cardamom 1
Green cardamoms 2
Cloves 5-6
Black peppercorns 8-10
Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
Onion chopped 1 large
Salt to taste
Garlic paste 1 tablespoon
Ginger paste 1 tablespoon
Tomatoes chopped 2 large
Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
Green chillies chopped 3
Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons
Mint leaves 15-20
Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon
Fried onions 1 cup
Saffron (kesar) dissolved in ¼ cup milk a few
Extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons


Heat oil in a deep non stick pan. Boil plenty of water in another deep non stick pan.

Add cinnamon, black cardamom, green cardamom, cloves, black peppercorns and cumin seeds to the oil in the pan and saute till fragrant. Add onion and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add mince and mix well and continue to saute till well browned.

Add garlic paste, ginger paste to the mince and mince. Add tomatoes, red chilli powder and salt and mix. Add green chillies, some coriander leaves and some mint leaves and mix.

When the rice is done strain it. Add some garam masala powder to keemaand mix. Add salt and mix. Add ¼ cup fried onion and mix.

Put half the keema mix in a rice cooker. Spread half rice over keema and spread some fried onion, some mint leaves, some coriander leaves, somegaram masala powder, half the saffron milk, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, remaining keema, remaining rice, remaining fried onions, remaining mint leaves, remaining coriander leaves, remaining garam masala powder, remaining saffron milk, remaining extra virgin olive oil. Cover the cooker and cook till done. Serve hot with a raita of your choice.


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