Nargisi kofta biryani


Nargisi kofta biryani


For kofta:

  • Beef keema/minced beef: 500mg (wash and drain excess water)
    breadcrumbs: 1/4cup
  • Beaten egg: 1
    Ginger garlic paste: 1tbsp each
    • garam masala powder: 1tsp
    • Cumin powder: 1tsp
    • • Red chili and black pepper powder: 1tsp each
    • lemon juice: 1tbsp
  • Melted Butter or ghee:1tbsp
    fried onion(beresta): 1/2cup
  • Chopped Coriander leaves: 1/4cup
  • Boiled eggs: 6

For kofta gravy

  • Tomato puree/paste: 1cup (3 tomatoes)
  • Oil: 1/2cup
  • Finely chopped Onions: 1 cup
  • Green chilies: 2
  • Ginger paste: 1 tea spoon
  • garlic paste: 1 tea spoon
  • cinnamon: 2 sticks, cardamom 3, bay leaves: 2
  • Kashmiri chili powder / Red chili powder: 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder: 1tsp
  • Roasted cumin powder: 1tsp
  • Sugar: 1tsp

For rice

  • Basmati/pulao rice: 4cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Green chili: 6
  • Ginger paste: 1tsp
  • Cardamom: 4, cinnamon: 3, clove: 4, bay leaves: 1, shahi jeera: 1tsp


  • Ghee: 3tbsp
  • Coriander leaves: 1/2cup
  • Mint leaves: 1/4cup
  • Fried onion: 1cup

Preparing kofta:

Mix all kofta ingredients together except breadcrumbs and eggs.
Now grind this mixture and make fine paste using grinder or food processor or not use extra water, mixture should be dry.
Now mix breadcrumbs with the keema mixture and refrigerate it for 20 minutes.
For each egg, take a handful of keema mixture and coat this keema around the eggs.make sure there are no cracks anywhere.
Heat 1/2cup oil in a pan and gently add kofta and fry till golden brown. Remove them & keep aside.

Preparing gravy:

In a pan add whole garam masala and chopped onions and fry it till it totally soft and golden in color (5 minutes).
Then add tomato puree, ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, garam masala powder. Add ¼ cup water, 1 tsp salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and mix them well. Cook it for 5 minutes until mixing all the ingredients properly and oil separates.
Then add the fried koftas and a cup of hot water. Simmer the gravy on low flame for about 10 minutes.
Now sprinkle roasted cumin powder, sugar  and green chilies and simmer for 2 minutes.

Preparing rice:

Add 2 litre water, 1tbs oil, green chilies, ginger paste and whole garam masala in a deep bowl. Heat the bowl and let it boil.
Wash rice and drain all water.
Now pour rice into the boiling water and cook on medium heat for 8 minutes or till it is 70% cooked. Drain water and keep aside.

Preparing biryani:

Now take a heavy bowl,spread 1tbsp ghee and spread half of the rice. Now take kofta with gravy and spread evenly over rice. Sprinkle 1/2 fried onions, mint and coriander leaves and Spread 1 tbsp ghee on top.
Again spread 1/2 cooked rice over the gravy, sprinkle 1tbsp ghee, food color and some fried onions on top of the rice. Cover the lid tightly and cook for 15 minutes on low heat.
Turn off the heat, mix rice with masala.

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