14 December 2012,21:17 by
Ponmathi Srilekha.S

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Serves :

Preparation Time :
45 minutes

Cooking Time :
30 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Mix the onion paste with ginger pate, papaya pulp, pepper corn paste and saffron with half the quantity of yogurt and rub the mixture well into the meat. Marinate at least for an hour.
  • Take a heavy bottomed pan and place the meat in it. Heat the oil mixture in a clean pan and pour it over the meat.
  • Mix the rice with the balance of yogurt, a glass of water and a little salt. Cover the meat with rice and add water to 1 inch over the surface of rice.
  • Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid and seal it with dough to prevent the steam from escaping.
  • Cook on high flame for about 5 - 7 minutes and then on dum for about 25 minutes.
  • When the dish is almost done, uncover. Sprinkle the ghee and milk over the rice. Cover again and cook further on dum till the meat is tender and rice done.
  • The meat should be tender and each grain of rice should stand out separately. Serve steaming hot.


  • 500 grams long grain rice, rinsed, soaked and drained 
  • 1 kg mutton, cut into medium sized pieces, washed and drained 
  • 100 ml milk
  • 100 ml IDHAYAM Sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 225 grams onions, ground
  • 2 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon skin and pulp of raw green papaya, ground
  • 500 ml yogurt, whisked
  • Salt, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon saffron

Ground to paste

  • 1 tablespoon peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 6 cloves
  • Seeds of 2 black cardamoms

5 comments for “Dum Biryani”

  • Shine
    Posted 11 July 2013 at 03:23:47

    one of my the best favorite dishes of mine,And thanks to you very much for the Recipe .I will try this for sure..1

  • girish amin
    Posted 12 February 2015 at 21:22:17


  • girish amin
    Posted 12 February 2015 at 21:23:09

    simple recipes. easy 2 make.

  • secilia
    Posted 12 February 2015 at 21:48:44

    please send me your receipe by email

  • Ravi
    Posted 17 February 2015 at 08:02:28

    send by email

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