Masala Karachi Biryani

Masala karachi Biryani, arecipe that will stay true to its name. This has to be one of our most favourite recipe. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion #FalakRice

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  • Falak Extreme Basmati Rice 500g
  • Water as required
  • Boiling water as required
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tbs
  • Sirka (Vinegar) 2 tbs
  • Cooking oil 2 tsp
  • Hari mirch (Green chillies) 5-6
  • Adrak (Ginger) 1 inch piece
  • Lehsan (Garlic) 7-8 cloves
  • Water 2-3 tbs
  • Cooking oil ½ Cup
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) ½ tbs
  • Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 1
  • Badiyan ka phool (Star anise) 1
  • Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2
  • Laung (Cloves) 2-3
  • Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) ½ tsp
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 3
  • Tamatar (Tomatoes) sliced 2 medium
  • Water 1 Cup or as required
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Chicken stock cube 1
  • Aalo (Potatoes) peeled 250g
  • Aalo bukhara (Dried plums) 8-10
  • Dahi (Yogurt) whisked ¼ Cup
  • Lemon juice 3 tbs
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 1-2 tbs
  • Podina (Mint leaves) chopped 1-2 tbs
  • Chicken ½ kg
  • Zarda ka rang (Food color) ½ tsp
  • Tamatar (Tomato) sliced 1 medium
  • Lemon slices 3-4
  • Hari mirch (Green chillies) 4-5
  • Podina (Mint leaves) chopped 2 tbs
  • Javitri powder (Mace powder) ¼ tsp
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) roasted & crushed ½ tbs
  • Jaifil powder (Nutmeg powder) ¼ tsp
  • Cooking oil 2 tbs


 In a bowl,add rice,water,wash thoroughly and soak for 20 minutes then strain soaked rice & set aside.

In boiling water,add salt,vinegar,cooking oil and mix well.

Add soaked rice,mix well & boil until 3/4th done (8-10 minutes) then strain & set aside.

In spice mixer,add green chillies,ginger,garlic and water,blend well to make paste & set aside.

In a pot,add cooking oil,cumin seeds,black cardamom,star anise,cinnamon sticks,cloves,black peppercorns,green cardamom,tomatoes,ground chilli paste and mix well.

Add water,cover & cook on low flame for 4-5 minutes.

Add salt,red chilli powder,turmeric powder,garam masala powder,chicken stock cube and mix well.

Add potatoes and mix well,cover and cook on medium flame until potatoes are half done (8-10 minutes).

Add dried plums,yogurt,lemon juice and mix well.

Add fresh coriander,mint leaves and mix well.

Add chicken,mix well and cook on high flame for 8-10 minutes.

Add food color and mix well.

Add tomato,lemon slices,green chillies and mint leaves.

In small bowl,add mace powder,cumin seeds,nutmeg powder and mix well.

In pot,add half quantity of spice mix,boiled rice,remaining spice mix and boiled rice,cooking oil,cover and steam cook on low flame for 12-15 minutes.

Serve with raita & salad!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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