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Dum Style Lamb Biryani Recipe

Dum Style Lamb Biryani

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.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time1 hr
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Medium

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

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For Raita:

Make raita by mixing yogurt with onion, tomato, roasted jeera powder and salt.

For Biryani:

Parboil rice around 70% with garam masala and 2 tbsp desi ghee. Keep aside.
Bhunnao lamb in remaining ghee in any heavy bottom pan or lagan with brown onion, ginger- garlic paste and whole garam masala.
Cook with mutton stock. When stock is reduced, add curd and powder spices.
Layer the biryani with lamb & rice. Flavour with kewra, saffron, mint, chilli, brown onions, coriander and cream.
Cover the pan, keep it on the hot plate or on tawa, cook till rice is cooked properly
Place the finished biryani in a serving bowl.
Seal the biryani with the dough prepared with refined flour.
Serve hot with raita.
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