Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make Restaurant-Style Kathal Biryani At Home

Kathal biryani is a stellar mix of marinated vegetable cooked in 'dum' style with rice for an aromatic dish that you simply can't resist.

Aanchal Mathur  |  Updated: June 09, 2020 14:16 IST

Indian Cooking Tips: How To Make Restaurant-Style Kathal Biryani At Home

Many people uses kathal as an alternative for meat in biryani.

  • Biryani is one dish that never fails to brighten a lunch or dinner table
  • Kathal biryani is slowly gaining popularity across Indian homes
  • Here is an easy restaurant-style kathal biryani recipe that you can try

Among the stellar Indian dishes, biryani always stand out on a dinner table. A one-pot dish of aromatic spices and delightful flavours, it is one of the most treasured-possessions of the Indian cuisine and continues to rule the taste buds across the globe. Think of biryani and our mind immediately starts to loom around aromatic rice infused with spices and succulent meat. While many think of biryani as a meat delicacy, with its rising popularity there has been a rise in the variety of biryanis too.

Vegetarian biryanis have taken over the culinary world by storm. With fragrant flavours, burst of spices and tender veggies, it has generated a separate fan base for itself. Paneer and mixed veg biryani are some of the most popular ones. Yet with countless vegetable options around, there is always a wide scope for experiments. Kathal biryani is one such amazing option!

Many people started to use kathal as an alternative to meat in biryanis! And well, it seems like it does taste amazing since even popular biryani restaurants have started to prepare the delightful dish.

If you are wondering how to make kathal biryani at home, we've got the famous Biryani By Kilo restaurant's recipe that you can try at home.

(Also Read: 6 Scrumptious Vegetarian Biryani Recipes To Try At Home)


Kathal Biryani Recipe:

In the recipe, kathal cuts are marinated with spices such as red chilli, salt, ginger-garlic and salt with yogurt in the refrigerator. It is then cooked on a slow flame and later soaked rice is added to further cook it in 'dum' style for another 20 minutes on low flame. The 'dum' style of cooking involves sealing the pot with an atta dough so the aroma and flavour from the various spices and herbs are beautifully infused with the rice.

Kathal biryani is an excellent vegetarian option for a weekend lunch with family or a small gathering. Pair with mirchi ka salan or some raita and a wholesome meal will be complete.

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Find the full recipe of kathal biryani here.

Try it at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.


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