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Jul 30, 2015

Beef Biryani Recipe - Beef Dum Biryani Recipe

I got so many request from viewers to share beef recipes. The only reason why i haven't shared any is i dont eat them. But when i told that to hubby, he said that he likes them so i can cook it for him alone. I was glad that i can share few recipes of that here so it may help you guys..Today he bought some beef, so i decided to make a simple curry or masala using that and make a biryani too. Hubby told that it tasted really really good and he asked me to make some more recipe too in future..

This beef biryani is pretty simple to make, similar to my mutton biryani. But it has a unique taste and a little spicy too..Making dum biryani is not at all difficult, the key thing is getting the rice cooked to perfection..Other than that everything is easy..Check this post for clear directions

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

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Preparation Time : 15 mins
Marinating Time : 15 mins to 1 hour
Cooking Time : 1.30 hours
Serves : 4 to 5


Basmati Rice - 500 grams (For cooking, check this)
Ghee - 4 tblspn
Onions - 1 large sliced thinly
Cashews a handful
Sultanas / Kishmish a handful
Saffron a pinch
Milk - 3 tblspn

For Marinating:
Beef - 500 grams chopped into bite size pieces
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 1 tblspn
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeera Podi - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1.5 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Lemon Juice - 1 tblspn

For Masala:
Oil - 4 tblspn + 2 tblspn
Onion - 3 large sliced thinly
Curry leaves a handful
Ginger Garlic Paste - 3 tblspn
Tomatoes - 2 large chopped finely
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 2 tblspn
Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn
Pepper Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeera Podi - 2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Curd / Yogurt - 1 cup
Water as needed
Coriander leaves as needed finely chopped
Mint Leaves as needed finely chopped

Whole Spices:
Fennel Seeds /  Sombu / Saunf - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai - 2 cm piece
Cardamom / Yelakai - 3
Cloves / Krambu - 3
Bay Leaf -  1
Black Stone Flower / Kal Paasi -1 piece
Star Anise - 1


Wash and soak basmati rice for 30 mins. Drain it and cook it as per this directions. Drain and set aside.

Take saffron in a bowl, add little milk and let it sit till everything is done.

Take all marinating ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Leave to marinate for 15 mins to 1 hour.

Heat 2 tblspn oil in a pressure cooker. Add in beef and stir fry for 5 mins. Add in 1.5 cup of water and mix well. Pressure cook for 10 
whistle, simmer for 15 to 20 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. Open the cooker and check for doneness.

Now heat oil in a kadai. Add in whole spices and sizzle for a min.Add in onions, curryleaves and salt. Cook till onions get golden.Add in tomatoes and cook till it gets mushy.

Add in all spice powder and mix well. Add in yogurt and give a good mix.Add in half of the mint and coriander leaves.Add in the cooked beef along with liquid and mix well. Cook till it gets thick.

Now heat ghee in a pan, add in onions and fry till golden, add in cashews and kishmish and fry till golden. Set aside.

Now lay the cooked basmati rice over the masala, top with mint and coriander leaves, fried onions, cashews and kishmish along with the ghee, saffron milk. Cover with a tight lid and put this over a tawa on low heat.

Let this cook on dum for 15 to 20 mins.

Now open the lid and fluff the rice gently



Take all your ingredients

Take saffron in a bowl and cover with warm milk..Set aside.
First lets prepare the beef..I used small pieces of them

add chilli, pepper, coriander and turmeric powder

add in cumin and garam masala powder

add in ginger garlic paste

and some salt

add in little lemon juice

mix well and set aside for 15 mins

heat oil in a pressure cooker

add the beef

saute for 5 mins till meat is seared

add little water

mix well

pressure cook till meat is cooked

break a piece to check for doneness
Mean while cook basmati rice till it is 3/4th cooked..

Now heat oil in a kadai

add in whole spices

mix well

add in onions


mix well

cook till it turns golden

add in curry leaves

now it has turned light golden

add in ginger garlic paste

saute for a min or so

add in tomatoes

cook till mushy

add chilli, pepper, coriander and turmeric powder

add in cumin and garam masala powder

saute for 2 mins

add in curd or yogurt

mix well

add in half of the mint and coriander leaves

mix that around

add in the cooked beef along with any liquid

mix well and cook till the masala gets thick

Now heat some ghee in a small pan

add in onions

fry till golden

add in cashews and kishmish

fry that for few mins

set aside

now take masala in a pan which you are going
 to make biryani

lay the rice over top

sprinkle with mint and coriander leaves

top with fried onions, cashews, kishmish, 
pour the ghee as well

pour the saffron milk

Cover with a tight lid

place it over a tawa and put the flame on
 the lowest possible

cook for 15 to 20 mins
open the lid and fluff the rice



  1. This looks great!! I m going to try for sure!

  2. This looks great!! I m going to try for sure!

  3. I love cooking. Thank's for sharing nice cooking. Thank you for the great post,It is really a big help.thanks for sharing nice blog.

  4. Thanks for the easy, healthy recipe. I am going to try it now.

  5. Wow~ This recipe is fantastic. Look like the lunch time is coming and you make me feel so hungry. I definitely will make it for dinner.

  6. I love your recipes, the pictures to go along with the step by step instructions are great.
    You’ve made it so easy that people actually think that I can cook now haha. Thanks!

  7. Clear, informative, simple. Love your post!

  8. I tried it n It came awesome all liked it..thanks alot for the receipe God bless u..

  9. really a nice presentation aarti. loks yummy.. im strying this fr sure. keep it up

  10. Thanks for the recipe.the picture by picture presentation is so useful. Making it today. Already smells wonderful.


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