Thursday, August 1, 2013

Kofta Biryani کوفتہ بریانی

Here is a delicious Rice Dish for Eid ul Fitr " The Kofta Biryani". Try this on the coming Eid days and enjoys.

Kofta Biryani is a very tasty and different style of Biryani.  Kofta are much smaller in size than the regular kofta , around 1/2  to 3/4 inch in size.

Happy Eid Mubarak
Kofta Biryani  کوفتہ بریانی


  • Minced Meat 3/4 kg
  • Rice , silky polished basmati  1/2 kg
  • Oil 1cup
  • Yoghurt 1 cup
  • Onion chopped 2
  • Tomatoes chopped 2
  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • Green Chillies   3
  • Fresh mint leaves 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves 1 tablespoon
  • Yellow food colour 1 pinch

Powder spices:
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chillies powder 1 teaspoon
  • Haldi 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala 1 teaspoon
  • Poppy seed , soaked then crushed  1 teaspoon
  • Roasted gram powder 1 tablespoon

Whole spices:
  • Cumin seed whole 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper whole 15
  • Cardamom green 5
  • Cardamom brown 2
  • Cloves whole 8
  • Cinnamon sticks 4


  • Mix together powder spices and make two portions.
  • Boil rice in six glass of water with 2 teaspoons of salt added to it, till near to cook. ایک کنّی رہنے تک ابالیں.
  • Drain and keep aside.
  • Now mix 1 portion of powder  spices, 1/2 quantity of ginger garlic paste and mint and coriander leaves to the minced meat. Knead well. Then process in an electric processor for a smooth texture.
  • Make 1/2 - 3/4 inch diameter ball from this well kneaded meat. keep aside.
  • In another pan, fry onion in oil till golden brown. 
  • Add remaining ginger garlic paste fry for 1 minute then add remaining  portion of powder spices, tomatoes, whole spices , green chillies and yoghurt and fry for 5 more minutes.
  • Add 2 glass of water and cook for 10 minutes on low flame, then add prepared meat balls and continue to cook till meat is tender and very gravy becomes thick.
  • Sprinkle fresh mint and coriander leaves.
  • Now spread  the boiled rice at top of prepared kofta curry, sprinkle yellow food colour on top of rice. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Delicious Kofta Biryani is ready.
  • Mix well before serving.
  • Serve with yoghurt mint raita and salad.