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Kheema Biriyani

4.1 from 43 votes

Ingredients
  

Kheema

  • 2 cups of finely diced Onion
  • 2 tbsps sliced green Chilli
  • 1 cup diced Tomato
  • 2 tbsps Biriyani Masala
  • 1 tsp red Chilli powder
  • 1 lb ground Beef or Mutton
  • 1 cup Water
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsps Coriander
  • 2 tbsps Mint

Rice

  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • 4 cups of water boiling here and I’m going to add
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 inches Cinnamon
  • 3 Star Anise
  • 4- 5 green Cardamoms
  • 10 Cloves
  • 2 Black Cardamom
  • More Coriander & Mint

Topping

  • 2 tbsps melted Ghee
  • 1/2 cup Milk infused with some saffron strands
  • 1 cup fried Onions
  • Some slices of Tomatoes
  • Food colouring
  • Boiled eggs cut in half
  • Coriander & Mint leaves

Instructions
 

  • Soak the Basmati rice for at least 30 mins and rinse a few times to remove excess starch
  • Heat some oil and saute the onion followed by the green chilli
  • When the onion is golden brown add the tomatoes, the biriyani masala and the chilli powder and saute
  • Add the ground meat
  • Add salt to taste and mix it well
  • Add a cup of water, cover and allow to cook for 10 - 20 mins
  • Cook uncovered for another 10 mins
  • Add the chopped coriander and mint
  • To cook the rice bring the water to the boil
  • Add salt to taste and all the whole spices
  • Rinse the rice again and add to the boiling water till it’s 60% cooked
  • Then remove and drain
  • Layer the kheema at the bottom, add more coriander and mint
  • Add the rice, the ghee, saffron milk
  • Add the fried onions, tomato slices, food color and boiled eggs, cover with foil and add to your preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 20 - 30 mins
  • Add some fresh coriander and mint leaves