Indian Cooking Tips: Make Hyderabadi Biryani At Home With This Simple Recipe

Biryani is easily one of the most popular Indian dishes across the globe. We have got you here the famous Hyderabadi biryani recipe, that you can try at home for a lavish meal.

Aanchal Mathur  |  Updated: November 25, 2019 17:14 IST

Indian Cooking Tips: Make Hyderabadi Biryani At Home With This Simple Recipe

Hyderabadi biryani is one of the most popular types of biryani.

  • Biryani is a mouth-watering whole meal that is perfect for all occasions
  • Hyderabadi biryani is one of the most popular of all biryanis
  • Here is a simple biryani recipe to try the popular dish at home

Didn't you also slurp a little with the mention of biryani? We understand; biryani is easily one of the most loved delicacies not just in India but now even across the globe. A complete meal in itself, biryani is one dish that is apt for every occasion or party and no one can ever say no to it. Whether you are looking for a festive treat or simply an indulgent meal on a lazy Sunday afternoon, biryani suits all the occasions.

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But a hot-pot of fragrant and flavourful biryani doesn't come easy if you plan to prepare it at home. While you might think of making it at home and pleasing your friends and family, it does require certain tips and tricks to get it right. Let's look at some of the easy tips to follow for a satiating bowl of biryani:

1. Soak the rice properly for about half an hour before cooking. Make sure it is not sticky.

2. For a more aromatic experience, you can add spices like clove and cardamom while boiling the rice.

3. For the meat to be succulent and extra juicy, marinate it well, at least for 3-4 hours.

4. You can use saffron-soaked milk for a bright, vibrant colour.


When we talk about biryanis, can we ever forget the world-famous Hyderabadi biryani? A visit to the city of Nizams is incomplete without relishing a bowlful of delectable Hyderabadi biryani. It is packed with an amalgamation of meat, spices and long rice, cooked in 'dum' style; a recipe that has been passed on from generations. No wonder people call it a gastronomic treat!

(Also Read: 13 Best Biryani Recipes | Easy Biryani Recipes)

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We have a super amazing Hyderabadi biryani recipe that you can try at home and impress your family and friends over a lavish meal. In this mutton biryani recipe, a host of spices and chillies such as cinnamon, cardamom and mace along with cleaned meat are thoroughly mixed in a pan. It is then combined with curd, saffron, ghee and semi-cooked rice before sealing it with sticky dough and cooked for about half an hour. It is served hot, garnished with boiled eggs, carrots and cucumbers.

Find the recipe of Hyderabadi biryani here. You can serve it along with some mirchi ka saalan and raita. Try this at home and let us know how you liked it in the comments section below.


About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.

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