Afghani Biryani


Afghani Beef Biryani

One of the most tastiest recipe by bhabkitchen, a taste you will remember for your life time.  Cook this yummy tasty biryani for your family and friends, let them enjoy one of the taste of lifetime!

Cuisine: Asian / Afghani
Type: Rice


S. no Ingredients Quantity
1 Rice 375 grams
2 Beef ½ kilo
3 Ginger garlic paste 1 tablespoon
4 Onion 2 medium, blend into paste
5 Tomato 2 medium, chopped
6 Yogurt ½ cup
7 Green chilies 5 to 6
8 Salt To taste
9 Black cardamom (bari ilaichi) 2
10 Green cardamom (choti ilaich) 4
11 Cinnamon stick (daar cheeni) 1 piece
12 Cloves (laung) 5 to 6
13 Peppercorns (kaali mirch) 5 to 6
14 Dried plums (aloo bukharay) 5 to 6
15 Star anise (badiyan phool) 2 to 3
16 Coriander powder 1 tablespoon
17 Cumin powder 1 tablespoon
18 Ghee ½ cup
19 Yellow food color As needed
20 Milk 2 tablespoons
21 Water As needed
22 Potato 3 medium, boiled
23 Reed chili powder 1 teaspoon


  1. Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.
  2. Boil meat with salt and ginger garlic paste till tender.
  3. Boil potatoes till cooked.
  4. Heat ghee in a pot and fry peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, black and green cardamom.
  5. Once they start to crackle (karkaranay lagein), add boiled meat.
  6. Stir fry for five minutes then add yogurt, ginger garlic paste, dried plums, salt, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, onion paste and tomatoes.
  7. Fry on high flame and add water when tomatoes become soft.
  8. Bring water to boil then add soaked rice, boiled potatoes and green chilies.
  9. When water is about to dry, sprinkle food color (mixed in milk) over the rice.
  10. Once water is completely dried, cover the pot tightly and let it simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.

Tip: Serve with raita and fresh green salad.

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