Ingredients

How to make it

  • Boil the milk in a pan with the saffron and set aside. Heat the ghee in a pan and sauté the onions until golden. Remove half the onions and ghee for the pan and set aside in a bowl.
  • Combine the meat, yogurt, ginger, garlic, garam masala, 1 tsp salt, and the turmeric in a largebowl and mix well.
  • Return the pan with the ghee and onions to the heat, add the meat mixture, stir for about 3 minutes, and add the water. Cook over low heat for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Check to see wether the meat is tender: if not add 2/3 cup water and cook for 15 minutes. Once all the water has evaporated, stir fry for about 2 minutes and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, place the rice in a pan. Add the cummin seeds, cardamons, salt, and enough water for cooking, and cook over a medium heat til the rice is half cooked. Drain. Remove half the rice and place in a bowl.
  • Spoon the meat mixture on top of the rice in the pan. Add half each of the saffron mixture, lemon juice, chilies and cilantro.
  • Add reserved onions and ghee, and the other half of the rice, saffron, lemon juice, chilies and cilantro. Cover and cook over low heat for 15 - 20 minutes, or til rice is cooked. Stir well and serve.

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  • drsamantha 4 years ago
    hey berry, very tasty but i have a texture problem. when i added the water to the lamb mixture, even after an hour it was way too much to cook down to brown at the end. i ended up straining half of the juices and making a gravy for something else but the final biryani ended up too liquidy anyway. what am i missing? thanks!!
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  • moroccanlady 4 years ago
    making it tonight! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I love the spices of this delicious lamb and saffron rice dish it is so fragrant and pretty it will definitely be on my plate before the week is over.
    Five forks and a great big smile :)
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    " It was excellent "
    lori4flavor ate it and said...
    Fabulous recipe! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing :) ^5
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  • binky67 6 years ago
    Thank you, Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    thanks BERRY
    i make my lamb biryani in the same way i only add more red chillies and spices as my family love strong food
    have a blessed day
    MUMTAZ
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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    Looks absolutely delicious!!! Lovely recipe and many thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    Great!
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  • pleclare 6 years ago
    Looks great. Must try!
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  • alexander_kassal 6 years ago
    There are some things you can tell will be good by looking at the recipe, this will be good.
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