Dum Style Lamb Biryani Recipe

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Dum Style Lamb Biryani
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Cook up a traditional dum-style meat biryani with a side of raita. 'Dum' is the art of slow cooking for long hours to infuse all the lovely flavours.

Ingredients of Dum Style Lamb Biryani

  • 3 cups basmati rice
  • 100 gm desi ghee
  • 2 tsp whole garam masala
  • 500 gm lamb curry cut
  • 1 cup brown onion
  • 3 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 liter mutton stock (optional, for seasoning)
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp mace powder
  • 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp yellow chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Few drops kewra
  • Few strands saffron
  • 4 tsp mint, chopped
  • 2 tsp green chillies, slit
  • 4 tsp green coriander, chopped
  • 70 gm cream
  • Refined flour dough (for parda, optional)
  • For Raita:
  • 1 1/2 cups yogurt
  • 4 Tbsp onion, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin

How to Make Dum Style Lamb Biryani

  • For Raita:
  • 1.Make raita by mixing yogurt with onion, tomato, roasted jeera powder and salt.
  • For Biryani:
  • 1.Parboil rice around 70% with garam masala and 2 tbsp desi ghee. Keep aside.
  • 2.Bhunnao lamb in remaining ghee in any heavy bottom pan or lagan with brown onion, ginger- garlic paste and whole garam masala.
  • 3.Cook with mutton stock. When stock is reduced, add curd and powder spices.
  • 4.Layer the biryani with lamb & rice. Flavour with kewra, saffron, mint, chilli, brown onions, coriander and cream.
  • 5.Cover the pan, keep it on the hot plate or on tawa, cook till rice is cooked properly
  • 6.Place the finished biryani in a serving bowl.
  • 7.Seal the biryani with the dough prepared with refined flour.
  • 8.Serve hot with raita.