Nargisi Kofta Biryani

A biryani recipe like never before. Make Nargisi Kofta Biryani and bring a new twist to your biryani today. #HappyCookingToYou

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Homemade Biryani Masala:

  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 2-3
  • Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 1
  • Laung (Cloves) 2-3
  • Darchini (Cinnamon stick) 1
  • Jaifil (Nutmeg) 1/4 piece
  • Javatri (Mace) 1 blade
  • Shahi zeera (Caraway seeds) 1/4 tsp
  • Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) 4-5
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Namak (Salt) 2 tsp or to taste
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) 1 tsp
  • Aloo bukhara (Dried plums) 4-5
  • Laung (Cloves) 3
  • Badiyan ka phool (Star anise) 1
  • Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) 9-10
  • Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 1
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 2
  • Tez paat (Bay leaves) 2
  • Pyaz (Onion) 1 medium
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) 2 tbs
  • Hari mirch (Green chili) 3-4
  • Beef qeema (Lean Beef mince) 450 gms (dried)
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 tbs
  • Zeera powder (Cumin powder) ½ tsp
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Baisan (Gram flour) roasted 3/4 Cup
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Anday (Eggs) hard boiled 4
  • Cooking oil for frying
  • Ghee ½ Cup
  • Pyaz (Onion) sliced 2
  • Tamatar (Tomatoes) sliced 2-3
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 tsp
  • Dahi (Yogurt) whisked 1 Cup
  • Prepared biryani masala 3 tbs or to taste
  • Hari mirch (Green chillies) 3
  • Podina (Mint leaves) handful
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) handful
  • Chawal (Rice) basmati 2 Cups (soaked & boiled until 3/4th done with whole spices & salt)
  • Dahi (Yogurt) whisked 1 Cup
  • Zarda ka rang (Yellow food color) ½ tsp or as required
  • Podina (Mint leaves)
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander)


In spice mixer,add cumin seeds,green cardamom,black cardamom,cloves,cinnamon stick,nutmeg,mace, caraway seeds,black peppercorns,red chii powder,salt,turmeric powder and grind to make a fine powder.

In bowl,add ground spices,dried plums,cloves,star anise,black peppercorns,black cardamom,green cardamom,bay leaves and mix well.Homemade biryani masala is ready!

In chopper,add onion,fresh coriander,green chillies and chop well.

Add beef mince,ginger garlic paste,cumin powder,turmeric powder,red chili powder,gram flour,salt and chop until well combined.

Take a mixture and make a ball,flat it on your palm then put boiled egg,prick with skewer and coat with a thick layer of mince.

In wok,heat cooking oil and fry koftay on low flame until golden brown.

In pot,add ghee and let it melt,add onion and fry until golden.

Add tomato,ginger garlic paste,mix well and cook until tomatoes are soft.

Add yogurt and mix well.

Add prepared biryani masala,mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add green chilies,mint leaves,fresh coriander and mix.

Now add fried nargisi koftay,cover and cook on low flame for 6-8 minutes then take out koftay in a bowl & set aside.

In pot,add boiled rice,in yogurt,add yellow food color and whisk well.

In pot,add dissolve food color with yogurt and again add boiled rice.

Add fried koftay,mint leaves and fresh coriander,cover and steam cook on low flame for 6-8 minutes & serve!

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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