Monday, August 11, 2014

Keeema Kofta Biriyani

Keeema Kofta Biriyani

Keema Kofta Biriyani is an awesome Rice dish in which meat balls are cooked with aromatic spices and blend with Rice.


Basmathi Rice          -11/2 cup
Coconut milk            -3/4 cup
onion(medium)         - sliced
Tomato                      - 1 finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste   - 1 tsp
Chopped mint           - 1 tbsp
Chopped cilantro       - 2-3 tbsp
Green chili                 -2 slitted
Coriander powder      -2 tsp
Cumin powder           -1/2 tsp
Chili powder               -1/2 tsp
Garam masala             -1/4 tsp
Cinnamon                  -1
Cloves                        -4
Cardamom                  -2
Bay leaf                       -1
star anise                     -1
Pepper corns                - few
Saffron                         -little
Milk                             -1 tbsp
Salt                               -to taste
Oil                                 -11/2 tbsp 

For koftas:

minced meat/keema  -350 g
Ginger garlic paste    - 1 tsp
turmeric                    -1/8 tsp
Coriander powder      -21/2 tsp
Cumin powder            -1 tsp 
Garam masala             -1/4tsp
Chili powder Kashmiri -2 tsp
Chili powder                 -1/2 tsp

Preparation time:15 min
Cooking time:1 hour


  • Soak basmati rice for 15 minutes.soak saffron in a tbsp of warm milk
  • Marinade minced meat / keema with all ingredients given in for koftas for 10 minutes.Then make it into small koftas

  • In a pot heat water along with cinnamon,cloves,bay leaves,cardamom,peppercorns,star anise.When it comes to rolling boil drain the soaked rice and add to it with adequate salt.Cover and cook until Rice is 80% done.

  • Then Drain the water and keep the Rice aside.

  • In a heavy bottomed kadai heat oil and fry sliced onions until golden

  • Then add ginger garlic paste,green chili,chopped coriander and mint leaves.
  • When the raw flavor goes off add the tomatoes and cook until mushy.

  • Add coriander powder,cumin powder,chili powder ,garam masala and adequate salt  and mix well.

  • Pour coconut milk and little water and let it boil.

  • When it starts boiling slowly arrange the koftas and cover.After  5 minutes carefully turn the koftas and cook again covered for 15 minutes.

  • Add little cilantro .Remove some koftas with gravy and keep it aside.


  • Top half the Rice over the remaining kofta gravy.Add the removed kofta gravy and top it up with remaining rice.Garnish with cilantro.

  • Cover and cook it in Low for another 12-15 minutes.
  • Slowly Mix the rice thoroughly.

  • Keema Kofta Biriyani is ready.Serve with your choice of Raitha

Serves    4

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