A Newbie Guide to Prepare Authentic Hyderabadi Biryani

Required Ingredients

1 KG Meat3 to 4 Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Salt1 Tablespoon Cumin Seeds
1 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste4 Cloves
1 Tablespoon Cardamom PowderA Pinch of Mace
Mint Leaves2 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
250 Grams of Curd4 Tablespoons Butter
0.75 Kg of Semi Cooked Rice1 Table Spoon of Saffron
1/2 Cup of Water1/2 Cup Of Oil

Garnish Ingredients

Boiled EggsCarrots
CucumbersFried Onions


  • Clean the meat and add it in a pan with a mix of salt, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, green chilli paste, sauteed brown onions, cardamom powder, cinnamon, cumin seeds, cloves, mace, mint leaves and lemon juice.
  • Mix all of these ingredients thoroughly until they are spread evenly across the mixture
  • Add curd, clarified butter, semi-cooked rice, saffron, water and oil to the meat mixture and mix it well to make sure they are properly spread.
  • Place the lid on the pan and apply sticky dough on the sides of the pan to prevent aroma steam from escaping the pan and cook it for 30 minutes.
  • Take the biryani out of the pan after 30 minutes and garnish it with boiled eggs,carrots,cucumbers and fried onions.