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Serves :

Preparation Time :
40 minutes

Cooking Time :
50 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Marinate the quails with ginger juice, garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and leave for about an hour.
  • Boil the drained rice with 2 litres of water. Add in the bay leaves, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon.
  • When the water boils, add rice with one teaspoon oil and salt.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes or until its half done. Drain the water and transfer the rice to a wide dish. Run the fork through it to separate the grains.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, when hot drop in the onions and fry till golden brown. Remove the onion and set it aside.
  • When cool crush half of the onions. Set aside. Reserve the remaining onions.
  • Reheat the pan with the remaining oil and add the marinated quails. Fry till the water dries up and the quails are browned.
  • Add the beaten yogurt and keep stirring to prevent it from curdling. When it boils, cook further for about 5 - 7 minutes.
  • Add a little water and cook till the quails are tender. Add in the crushed onions, garam masala, and juice of one lime and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • When done make sure to have about one cup of gravy.
  • Spread the par-boiled rice over the quails. Squeeze the lime juice over the rice. Sprinkle the saffron milk. Also sprinkle coriander and mint. Dot the rice with ghee.
  • Cover and Cook for about 2 minutes on moderate to high flame. Then cook on low flame for about 20 minutes or until the rice is steaming hot and done. Serve hot.


  • 500 grams long grain rice, rinsed, soaked and drained
  • 9 quails (bater), dressed, washed, cleaned and dried
  • 2 tablespoon ghee 
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder 
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 green cardamoms 
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 150 ml Cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons ginger juice
  • 2 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoon red chilli powder 
  • 250 grams medium onions, finely sliced
  • 150 ml yogurt, beaten well
  • 1½ teaspoon garam masala
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Few strands of saffron, mixed in ¼ cup of warm milk
  • A few sprigs of fresh green coriander, chopped
  • A few mint leaves
  • Salt, to taste

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