Sofiyani (White)Biryani

Mutton Sofiyani (White)Biryani recipe for you. Make it and enjoy with family. This recipe originated from the kitchens of the Nizams. It was cooked at special occasions and is known for its aroma and white color. #HappyCookingToYou

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  • Cooking oil 1 tbs
  • Lehsan (Garlic) 8 cloves
  • Hari mirch (Green chilies) 14-15
  • Badam (Almonds) 14-15
  • Laung (Cloves) 5-6
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 10-12
  • Jaifil (Nutmeg) ½ piece
  • Javatri (Mace) 1 piece
  • Mutton mix boti 750 gms
  • Lemon juice 1 & ½ tbs
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 & ½ tbs
  • Namak (Salt) 1 & ½ tsp or to taste
  • Dahi (Yogurt) whisked 1 Cup
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 1 & ½ tbs
  • Podina (Mint leaves) ¼ Cup
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) ¼ Cup
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried 1 Cup
  • Doodh (Milk) hot ¾ Cup
  • Cooking oil hot ¾ Cup
  • Hari mirch (Green chilies) 6-8
  • Podina (Mint leaves) chopped handful
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped handful
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried
  • Chawal (Rice) basmati ½ kg (soaked & boiled until 3/4th done)
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried


In small frying pan,add cooking oil,garlic and green chilies,fry for 2-3 minutes & set aside.

In small frying pan,add almonds,cloves,green chilies,nutmeg,mace and roast until fragrant & let it cool.

In spice mixer,add roasted spices and grind to make a fine powder and reserve half quantity for later use.

In remaining ground spices,add fried green chilies+garlic and grind well & set aside.

In bowl,add mutton mix boti,lemon juice,ginger garlic paste and salt,mix well,cover and marinate for 30 minutes.

Now add grinded green chilies paste,yogurt,cumin seeds,garam masala powder,turmeric powder, coriander powder,mint leaves,fresh coriander,fried onion and mix well.

Cover and let it marinate for 2 hours to overnight in refrigerator.

In pot,add marinated mutton and hot milk,mix well and cook for 6-8 minutes.

Cover and cook on medium flame for 12-15 minutes.

Add hot cooking oil and mix well.

Add green chilies and mix.

Add mint leaves,fresh coriander and mix well.

Add reserved ground spices,fried onion,boiled rice,fried onion and remaining reserved ground spices, cover and steam cook for 8-10 minutes.

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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