Shahi kachchi biriyani(শাহী কাচ্চী বিরিয়ানী)


Shahi kachchi biriyani:


For mutton:

• Mutton: 1kg (cut into big pieces)
• Thick Yogurt – 1/2 cup
• Onions paste – 1/2cup
• Ginger paste: 2tbsp
• Garlic paste: 1tbsp
• Red chilli powder – 2 tsp
• Salt to taste
• Coriander powder : 1 tsp
• Ghee : 2tbsp
• Green chilies: 6
• Oil:1/4 cup
• Make fine paste( 2 stick cinnamon,4 green cardamom,3 clove,1/2 nutmeg(jayfol) and 1/4tsp mace(jaitri), 1/2 tsp shahijeera)

For potato:

Potato: 1/2 kg(cut into cubes)
Turmeric powder:1/2tsp
Red chilli powder:1/2tsp

For rice:

Basmati/polau rice: 3cup(1/2kg)
Salt to taste
Green chili: 4
Ginger paste: 1tsp
Cardamom: 3
Cinnamon: 2
Shahi jeera: 1tsp
 ghee: 2tbsp

For the Biriyani :(assembling layers)

Powder biriyani masala:

  • Fried onion: 1cup (grind using hand)
  • Powder milk: 1/2cup
  • Garam masala powder: 1tsp
  • Red chili powder: 1/2tsp
  • Sugar: 2tbsp
  • Salt: 1tsp

Liquid masala:

  • Milk:1/4cup
  • Kewra water: 1tsp
  • Rose water: 1tsp
  • Pinch of Yellow food color


  • Ghee: 2tbsp
  • Raisins:10
  • Nuts:2tbsp(optional)


Preparing the mutton:

Wash the meat and drain all water.
 Mix all the mutton ingredients except ghee and green chilies.
Heat a pan and add mutton mixture. Cover and cook on medium heat for 40 minutes or cook the mutton as it turns soft. Stir occasionally.
Now add whole green chilies and ghee. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Make sure the mixture is not watery.

Preparing potato:

Cut potato into big pieces.
Mix turmeric, salt and red chili powder with the potatoes.
Heat 1 cup oil on high heat in a pan and dip fry the potatoes for 10 min.

Preparing rice:

Wash the rice and drain all water.
Heat oil in a dip pan and add bay leaves, shahi jeera, green chilies, cinnamon stick and cardamom. Stir constantly. Add rice and Stir for 3-4 minutes till the rice becomes opaque and you can smell the aroma. Add 5 cup hot water, ginger paste and salt. Stir for a minute. Cover and cook for 2 min on high heat.
Open the lid and stir well. Now cover the pan and cook for 18 minutes in low heat or until 80 % done.
Turn off the heat and open the lid. Set aside.

Preparing biriyani:

Mix well the powder biriyani masala.
Mix well the liquid masala.
Now take a pan and spread 1/3 cooked rice and 1/2fried potatoes. Spread 1/3 powder biriyani masala and 1/2 cooked mutton with juice. Spread little bit liquid masala and 1 tbsp ghee.
Again spread 1/3 cooked rice and repeat the process.
Finally spread 1/3 rice and spread some powder biriyani masala. Cover the lid and cook for 10 minutes on low heat.
Turn off the heat and mix the biriyani before serving.

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