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27 Feb 2008

Keema / Minced Meat Biryani

Keema 400g
basmati rice 1 1/2 cups
onions 2 chopped
tomato 1 chopped
green chillies 2
garlic paste 1 tsp
ginger paste 1 tsp
coriander leaves chopped 1/2 cup
mint leaves 1 tbsp chopped
garam masala 1 1/2 tsp
pepper powder 2 tsp
cinnamon sticks 2 numbers of 1/2 " size
cardamoms 2
cloves 2
hot water 3 1/2 cups
oil or ghee
saffron few strands

How to prepare
Heat ghee in a thick bottomed vessel.
Saute onion, when transparent saute garlic and ginger paste. Add tomatoes, coriander leaves and saute for few seconds. Put crushed green chillies, pepper powder, garam masala and keema together.Add salt and 1/2 cup water and boil. When the keema is approximately cooked and the water is reduced, add rice, saffron, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves with 3 cups of hot water.
Mix and check salt and add required. When this boils mix one again, reduce heat, sprinkle the mint leaves on top and cover the vessel.
After few minutes check the water is reduced. If yes, switch off fire and keep the lid closed until the rice is cooked wholly. If you find the amount of water is not enough to cook rice add little more hot water and cook for few seconds more. See the procedure for ghee rice too for cooking rice.
You can add green peas, carrots, beans and other veggies you like to this.
Enjoy with salad and pickle!
Special thanks to dear Mona for giving the nice matters award, this is the second time, am I so nice?


  1. ok now its raining biryani. saw fish biryani in some blog just now :)

  2. can u tell me what is cardamom and do u have some vegetable biryani recipe


  3. It's raining awards and Biryanis this week and both are excellent for us!:)
    Looks great Seena, enjoy!

  4. Yeah true what nags saying, i just came from sigs place and now you too have made biriyani.
    Yesterday i made your parotta and the tastewise it was delicious. It is the first time i make them and i was in the kitchen long making them, i had printed out the step by step from you blod, but i was always runiing from kitcen to the computer to look the slide.
    It was delicious.
    Will make them again then i can take pictures.

  5. Love biryani! Just came from seeing 2 other biryani recipes. I think someone's trying to tell me something... :) Congrats on the award, too! Says a lot about you! :)

  6. got to see a mutton biryani and now a keema..yum yum.. i am digging in :)

  7. many Biryanis in a day !! I am drooling.

  8. This keema biryani looks WONDERFUL!

    I must try this recipe sometime Seena it looks really tasty! I want to try so many of your delicious recipes that I do not know where to begin. :-D

  9. it's biryani time in the blog world. Love all the variations. Can't get enough of biryani, right?

  10. love biriyani..looks so yummy,,congrats on ur award

  11. very nice recipe seena , I am gonna try this soon

  12. Kollam, love the sure you enjoyed it.

  13. nice one i m also going 2 try this........

  14. Shafna,
    Hope to see u back.. :)


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