How To Make Biryani with Potatoes

Biryani with Potatoes


2   cups basmati rice
1   lb lamb meat or beef
1   big onion cut to slices
1   cup yogurt
Oil for frying
Salt and pepper to taste
4   medium potatoes
3   tablespoons butter
6   garlic cloves fresh and mashed or 1/2 teaspoon powder
1   teaspoons ground cinnamon
1   teaspoons ground cardamom
1   teaspoons turmeric powder
Water to mix


  • Wash rice thoroughly in a running water. Boil, and drain and set aside.
  • Mix the mashed garlic or the garlic powder, cinnamon, cardamoms, and turmeric together with little water to make a paste. Cut the meat into large pieces. Slice the onion and beat the yogurt. put the meat into a saucepan with little oil, add the spice- paste and fry them together then add the onion,  yogurt, and salt and cook until the meat is tender and the liquid  very thick.  Cut the potatoes into cubes and fry in little oil until cooked.  Set aside.
  • Now take a large cooking pot. Put in a little melted butter add the saffron, rice, meat and potatoes in a layers until all the rice and meat used up. Brush the top with melted butter. Then
  • Cover the top with foil.
  • Place the pot in a hot oven, (400 F.) degree until done serve with salad and yogurt.

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