Qubooli (Hyderabadi Lentil Dum Biryani) | How to make Qubooli (Hyderabadi Lentil Dum Biryani)

By Zeenath Amaanullah  |  6th Sep 2016  |  
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Qubooli (Hyderabadi Lentil Dum Biryani)by Zeenath Amaanullah
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About Qubooli (Hyderabadi Lentil Dum Biryani) Recipe

A very famous Biryani made by everyone at Hyderabad especially in the month of Muharram. It makes me feel proud because it turned out perfect at my first try. It is a little complicated but not at all difficult to cook, you just have to be a little careful.

Qubooli (Hyderabadi Lentil Dum Biryani) is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Qubooli (Hyderabadi Lentil Dum Biryani) by Zeenath Amaanullah has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 5 people. You can find Qubooli (Hyderabadi Lentil Dum Biryani) at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Qubooli (Hyderabadi Lentil Dum Biryani) takes 15 minutes for the preparation and 20 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Qubooli (Hyderabadi Lentil Dum Biryani) is a good option for you. The flavour of Qubooli (Hyderabadi Lentil Dum Biryani) is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Qubooli (Hyderabadi Lentil Dum Biryani) on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Qubooli (Hyderabadi Lentil Dum Biryani) recipe on the page below.

Qubooli (Hyderabadi Lentil Dum Biryani)

Ingredients to make Qubooli (Hyderabadi Lentil Dum Biryani)

  • chana dal 300 gm
  • Basmati rice about 500 gm
  • yogurt 2 cups
  • chilli Powder 2 tbsp
  • GARAM masala 1 TBSP
  • ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • onions about 3 large sized, sliced and deep fried
  • 2 cups oil to fry
  • ghee 2 tbsp (to pour on top of the biryani once it's done)
  • turmeric powder- a pinch
  • salt to taste
  • Green chillies 4-5 slit in the middle
  • coriander and Mint- 1 cup, finely chopped
  • Whole garam masala (Bay leaf 3, Cardamom 5 to 6, Cinnamon stick 3 and Caraway seeds 1 tsp)
  • saffron strands 4-5, soaked in milk to garnish
  • Roasted cashews and almonds to garnish
  • rice soaked in water for 20 mins.

How to make Qubooli (Hyderabadi Lentil Dum Biryani)

  1. Pressure cook dal with turmeric and little salt and keep it aside. (Do not soften it much.)
  2. Boil the rice with all the whole garam masalas and drain it. Do not over cook the rice. Drain it when the grains are still stiff.
  3. Mix the cooked dal with all the masalas including the fried onions and mix it very gently, taking care not to break the dal.
  4. Use the same oil in which you fried the onions in the marination about 1 cup.
  5. To assemble the biryani, spread a layer of dal at the bottom followed by the rice and repeat this process. (Note that the top layer at last should be the rice.)
  6. Garnish on top with the saffron strands, ghee, nuts and lots of coriander.
  7. Cover and let it cook on high flame for the first 5 mins, then reduce the flame to low. Let it cook for 15 mins on a low flame.
  8. Serve it hot with any raita.

My Tip:

Drain the rice after a single boil. Do not soak it for more than 20 mins. Once you keep the water to boil, soak the rice. It is a good idea to do it this way so that you won't soak it for too long.

Reviews for Qubooli (Hyderabadi Lentil Dum Biryani) (4)

Yasmeen Ahmed2 years ago


Sweta Shet2 years ago

Looks very flavorsome..

Shoba Bharathraj2 years ago

it is too.... good dear :)

Reema Thukral2 years ago

so interesting it is dear!