Kofta Biryani

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Kofta Biryani

If you are looking for a variety in Biryani, you have come to the right place. Kofta Biryani is something that fits the bill perfectly for a sumptuous one pot meal

I got the recipe from Vahrevah. However I tweaked the recipe a bit to suits my likings

Kofta Biryani

Kofta Biryani

Source: _Vahrewah


Rice 3 cups
Caraway seeds 1/2 teaspoon
For Kofta
Minced meat 500 gms
Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon
Poppy seeds ground 1-1/2 teaspoons
Salt to taste
Ginger garlic paste 1-1/2 teaspoons
Fresh Cream 1 tablespoon
Grated coconut 1 teaspoon
Chilli powder 1-1/2 teaspoons
Gram flour/Besan 1 tablespoon
Ground onion 1
Bread soaked in milk 1
Chopped Coriander leaves 2 tablespoons
Chopped Green chillies 2
For Masala
Oil as required
Green chillies 6
Tomato pureed 2
Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
Ginger garlic paste 1-1/2 teaspoons
Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon
Chilli powder 2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Coriander powder 2 teaspoons
Fried onion 1/2 cup (Crushed)
For Yoghurt Mixture
Yoghurt whipped 1-1/2 cups
Yellow color 1 pinch
Kewra water 1 tablespoon
Green cardamom 1/4 teaspoon
Nutmeg powder 1/4 teaspoon
Chopped coriander and mint leaves 2 tablespoons
Mace ground 1/4 teaspoon


  1. Mix the yoghurt with rest of the ingredients except the coriander and mint leaves. Keep aside.
  2. For the Rice.
  3. Soak the rice for at least 30 minutes. Boil water with salt and caraway seeds. Add the rice and cook till 3/4th done. Drain the rice and keep aside.
  4. For the Kofta.
  5. Grind all the ingredients together and make lemon sized balls. Deep fry in hot oil till golden brown. Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  6. For the Masala.
  7. Heat oi and add the cumin seeds. When they star to splutter, add the ginger-garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes. Add the green chilli(slit or chopped), coriander powder and chilli powder and stri for a minute. Add the pureed tomato and salt and saute till oil separates. Add the garam masala and crushed fried onion and kofta into it. Add water and cook on low flame till the gravy turn thick. Switch off heat.
  8. For Assembling Rice.
  9. Take a utensil and lightly grease the bottom and sides with ghee. Tip half of the cooked rice and spread evenly. Spread the kofta mixture over the layer of rice. Now spread the yoghurt mixture evenly on top of the kofta mixture and sprinkle the chopped coriander and mint leaves. Spread the remaining rice over this evely. Drop a dolop of butter or ghee over the rice layer. Cover the utensil with aluminium foil and place a lid on top of it. Plcae the utensil on top of a griddle and cook on low flame for about 15-20 minutes. Transfer the rice to a serving plate and serve with raita.
Kofta Biryani

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