Beef Biryani Recipe - Yummy Traditional

Beef Biryani Recipe


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Beef Biryani is a delicious, aromatic savory dish, that is loaded with spicy beef korma, crispy fried onion, and flavorful saffron, made with rice, meat along with some spices and herbs
Biryani is also one of the most amazing royal delicacies introduced to Indian by the Mughals, since then it has been much popular and is considered to be  a luxurious treat to enjoy on special occasions, which is all time hot favorite in all age group people, people fond of eating biryani at any special occasion whether it be eid function, party or wedding
Traditional beef biryani is made by layering beef korma and then layered with pre-boiled rice, herbs, saffron milk, and then remaining biryani oil
                         
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This biryani is the most popular recipe and is eaten almost in all over the world, For my version, I simply prepared beef korma in a spicy mixture of garam masala, garlic, ginger, biryani masala, and yogurt. I like to fry the onions separately, as it allows you to fully caramelize them into a sweet umami-packed layer that contrasts the spicy savory beef. For the rice, a quick par-boil with cardamom, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon stick, and cumin infuses some flavor, while ensuring the rice is tender enough steam after the Biryani is assembled.
Here I used beef in making biryani, you can prepare biryani with chicken, mutton, or lamb, this is quite easy to make, I’ve shared biryani masala powder have already shared
Note, I couldn't marinate the meat before cooking due to lack of time for the good result you must marinade beef by adding all ingredients for about 2 hours
You can also check out my other versions of biryani on my blog Dum biryaniBombay BiryaniSindhi Biryanichicken biryani   
                           
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What you need for a  good biryani?
  1. To make a good biryani, always use the best quality ingredients, the choice of good quality basmati rice, whole spices, spice powder, meat, and ghee or oil, all contribute to the flavor of beef biryani
  2. The most important tip to make delicious biryani is to use long grain basmati rice as biryani taste depends on rice first and then korma, if your korma cooked very tasty but rice isn’t enough of good quality you can’t get a taste of biryani so choose always premium quality basmati rice, this kind of rice is more firm and fluff up well in beef biryani without turning mushy, aged rice is also more fragrant
  3. Good quality whole spices and spice powders elevate the flavor of beef biryani, so choose a good quality readymade biryani masala
  4. I have shared a biryani powder recipe, if you do not have a readymade or store-bought masala, you can make it in just a few minutes
  5. Whether choosing beef, chicken, mutton, or lamb by choice but they should be fresh, I always prefer using calf meat instead of beef as they are hard than a calf, if you prefer soft, tender, and succulent pieces of meat in your biryani then just use calf meat
  6. Traditionally beef biryani was made using ghee, you can also make it using oil, but ghee adds a unique aroma to the dish...         
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Preparation of making beef biryani:
To make this recipe basmati rice has to be rinsed very well a few minutes in ample amount of water to get rid of the starch, this prevent the rice grains from turning mushy, soaking the rice helps to cook the rice grains to fluffy and long, so don’t skip rinsing and soaking the rice well before using
                   
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Cut the beef into 2 inches cubes
          
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And rinse them under the running water, put into the bowl keep aside
                   
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Take all ingredients and prepare all veggies and whisk the yogurt set aside
                        
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Dissolve the saffron thread in little milk keep aside

                     
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Frying onion slices:
Heat the big amount of oil in the wok on medium-high flame

              
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Put onion slices to the hot oil and fry them first 10 minutes on high heat_constantly stir the slot in the wok to bring evenly brown color then reduce the heat to low
                
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Keep frying onion on low heat until turns to brown and crisp_Transfer to the plate keep aside

                     
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Cooking beef korma:
Heat the same oil/ghee in a pot/pan_Add ginger garlic paste to the oil and sauté them for a minute then add beef meat with bones_Adding bones with meat makes the curry more tasteful_Fry the meat with ginger garlic paste until changes the color
                    
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Then add papaya paste along with biryani masala powder
                  
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Keep stirring until oil is separated
Now add tomato slices, beaten yogurt stir to mix well then add 2/3 brown onion slices to the curry, stir to combine well
                          
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Pour 2-3 glass of water to the beef curry and bring it to boil_Cover the lid and allow cooking until meat is tender
             
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Boiling rice:
Meanwhile, take large-sized of pot and pour water along with salt and whole spices, vinegar and oil
                
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Cook the rice for 3-4 minutes until 90% cooked

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Drain the rice to the colander keep aside  
                         
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Adding herbs with meat curry:
Once meat is tender add some of the green chilies, chopped coriander, and mint leaves
               
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Take out all extra oil from korma
Stir to mix well keep aside 
                       
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Mix everything well before layering
                
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Layering for beef biryani:
Take another large-sized of pot
and layer beef korma evenly at the bottom along with placing some slices of tomato and lemon_layer the rice on top of beef korma then again place slices and sprinkle herbs  
                    
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Spread rice in a layer over the beef korma then sprinkle some coriander and mint leaves and place again tomato and lemon slices besides beef korma_Repeat the same process about 3 times as the same way
                   
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On the final top layer pour some remaining korma oil along with sprinkle herbs, fried brown onion, and saffron milk
                             
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Towards the end add biryani essence on rice

                           
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Simmering the biryani:
Heat the skillet/tawa on high heat
                  
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Cover the lid of biryani pot and place some heavy just like mortar to seal the steam within the pot_Keep the high flame first 5-7 minutes then reduce the flame to low and allow to simmer the rice more further for 5 minutes on low flame
           
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Once done turn off the flame remove the lid and let the steam a bit releases_Beef biryani is ready_Fluff up the beef biryani with a serving rice spoon
               


Serve from top to the bottom layer, each serving gets biryani rice from top and beef from the bottom layer
                            
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Enjoy beef biryani with veggie raita and salad

             
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Beef Biryani is a delicious, aromatic savory dish, that is loaded with spicy beef korma, crispy fried onion, and flavorful saffron...


Ingredients for beef korma:
  1. 750g,beef/mutton/lamb meat with bones
  2. 250g, plain yogurt is beaten
  3. 3 tbsp, biryani masala or to taste
  4. 1 ½ tbsp, ginger garlic paste
  5. 300g, red tomatoes
  6. 150g,ghee/oil
  7. 1 tbsp, papaya paste or 2 cubes
  8. 3 cup, fried brown onion
For rice:
  1. 800g, long grain basmati rice
  2. 2 bay leaves
  3. ½ inch, cinnamon stick
  4. 2 pods, green cardamom
  5. 2, cloves
  6. 1 tsp, black cumin
  7. ½ pcs, star anis
  8. 1 liter, water
  9. ½ tsp, vinegar
  10. 2 tbsp, salt
  11. 2 tbsp, oil
Other ingredients for biryani:
  1. 2 tbsp, mint leaves
  2. 3 tbsp, coriander leaves
  3. 7-8, green chilies
  4. 5-7 lemon slices
  5. 8-10 tomato slices optional
  6. 10-12 threads, Saffron
  7. 2 tbsp, milk
  8. 2-3 drops, Biryani essence
  9. Fried brown onion as required 
How to make beef biryani?

Preparation of making beef biryani:
  1. To make this recipe basmati rice has to be rinsed very well a few minutes in an ample amount of water to get rid of the starch, this prevent the rice grains from turning mushy, soaking the rice helps to cook the rice grains to fluffy and long, so don’t skip rinsing and soaking the rice well before using
  2. Cut the beef into 2 inches cubes and rinse them under the running water
  3. Take all ingredients and prepare all veggies
  4. Whisk the yogurt set aside
  5. Dissolve the saffron thread in little milk keep aside
Frying onion slices:
  1. Heat the big amount of oil in the wok on medium-high flame
  2. Put onion slices to the hot oil and fry them first 10 minutes on high heat, constantly stir the slot in the wok to bring evenly brown color then reduce the heat to low
  3. Keep frying onion on low heat until turns to brown and crisp
  4. Transfer to the plate keep aside
Instructions:
  1. Heat the same oil/ghee in a pot/pan
  2. Add ginger-garlic paste to the oil and sauté them for a minute then add beef meat with bones
  3. Adding bones with meat makes the curry more tasteful
  4. Fry the meat with ginger garlic paste until changes the color
  5. Then add papaya paste along with biryani masala powder
  6. Keep stirring until oil is separated
  7. Now add tomato slices, beaten yogurt stir to mix well then add 2/3 brown onion slices to the curry, stir to combine well
  8. 1 portion reserves for using later
  9. Pour 2-3 glass of water to the beef curry and bring it to boil
  10. Cover the lid and allow cooking until meat is tender
  11. Meanwhile, take large-sized of the pot and pour water along with salt whole spices bay leaf, green cardamom, star anise, cloves, black cumin, cinnamon stick, oil, and white vinegar
  12. White vinegar doesn’t let the rice break up and the oil prevents to stick rice to each other
  13. Cook the rice for 3-4 minutes until 90% cooked
  14. Drain the rice to the colander keep aside  
  15. Once the meat is tender add some of the green chilies, chopped coriander, and mint leaves
  16. Take out all extra oil from korma
  17. Stir to mix well keep aside
  18. Mix everything before layering
  19. Take another large-sized of pot
  20. And layer beef korma evenly at the bottom along with placing some slices of tomato and lemon this is optional you can skip this  
  21. Layer the rice on top of beef korma then again place slices and sprinkle herbs  
  22. Spread rice in a layer over the beef korma then sprinkle some coriander and mint leaves and place again tomato and lemon slices besides beef korma
  23. Repeat the same process about 2 times the same way
  24. On the final top layer pour some remaining korma oil along with sprinkle herbs, fried brown onion, and saffron milk 
  25. Towards the end add biryani essence on rice
  26. Heat the skillet/tawa on high heat
  27. Cover the lid of the biryani pot and place some heavy just like mortar to seal the steam within the pot
  28. Keep the high flame first 5-7 minutes then reduce the flame to low and allow to simmer the rice more further for 5 minutes on low flame
  29. Once done turn off the flame remove the lid and let the steam a bit releases
  30. Beef biryani is ready
  31. Fluff up the beef biryani with a serving rice spoon
  32. Serve from top to the bottom layer, each serving gets biryani rice from top and beef from the bottom layer
  33. Enjoy beef biryani with veggie raita and salad
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