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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