Sindhi Biryani

By Supratim Sadhukhan  |  15th Jun 2018  |  
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About Sindhi Biryani Recipe

Sindhi Biryani is a special meat and rice biriyani dish originating from the Sindh province of Pakistan.Owing to its popularity,it forms one of the most consumed dishes of Pakistani cuisine and Sindhi cuisine.

Sindhi Biryani

Ingredients to make Sindhi Biryani

  • 1/2 cup refined oil
  • 4 midium sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 700 grams chicken
  • 10 black pepper corns
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 7-8 cloves
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 7-8 green cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 medium tomato(cut into cubes)
  • 4-5 green chillies
  • 3-4 plums
  • Green coriander handful
  • mint leaves handful
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 kg basmati rice (soaked and boiled with whole spices & salt)
  • 4 boiled potatoes
  • 1-2 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • Orange and tomato slices for garnishing
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow food colour

How to make Sindhi Biryani

  1. Marinate chicken pieces with salt, lemon juice and turmeric powder for 10 minutes.
  2. In a kadai,add oil, onion and fry until golden brown, take out half quantity of fried onion & set aside.
  3. In remaining fried onion,add ginger garlic paste and mix well.
  4. Add chicken and fry until chicken changes colour.
  5. Add black pepper corns,star anise, cinnamon stick, cloves, black cardamom, green cardamom,cumin seeds,red chilli powder, turmeric powder,garam masala powder, coriander powder, cumin powder,salt,bay leaf and tomato cubes,stir well & cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Now add yogurt and mix well.
  7. Add green chillies and plums,stir well.
  8. Now add green coriander leaves and mint leaves,give a nice stir.
  9. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes.
  10. Take out half quantity of cooked chicken & gravy and set aside.
  11. Spread fried onion on rest of the gravy.
  12. Now add a layer of cooked rice,place chicken pieces along with little gravy adding 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice and fried onion over it.This is how first layer of sindhi biryani is done.
  13. Now prepare last layer with rest of the rice.Sprinkle rest of the gravy,fried onions, yellow food colour and ghee with a spoon.
  14. Now cover the kadai with an aluminium foil and close it with the lid.Let it cook on a low flame For 10 minutes.
  15. Open the lid before serving.
  16. Take some portions of biryani in a plate.
  17. Garnish with some orange and tomato slices.
  18. Sindhi biryani is ready to serve.

My Tip:

Serve hot.

Reviews for Sindhi Biryani (2)

Manami Sadhukhan2 years ago


Megha Agarwal2 years ago