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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Golkonda Biryani and a Celebration

25th jan 2009 was the day i posted my first recipe Capsicum Rice. The journey continued for last five years and made me a better person, i should say a better cook. Learnt a lot and learning continues.....

The stats says: 5 years of blogging
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I would like to thank all my readers, without you all i wouldn't have completed five years of blogging...

And also i would like to thank my mom for been my inspiration to cook...My mom was a working women and every day morning i used to assist her doing small things in our kitchen. Had my mom shooed me from the kitchen i wouldn't have learnt cooking.

Then i would like to thank my husband and kids. In particular husband been a foodie who loves food and of lately trying out recipes and giving me break. Lastly but not the least my kids, who bear with me when i am taking pictures of the food to post in on my blog.

Today i am posting biryani done by my husband. Most of the hyderabadi who visited hotel golkonda would have tasted their biryani. When i used to work in hyderabad i used to have monthly meetings in hotel Golkond and i used to eat. Now its almost a decade i went their and almost forgot the taste of the biryani their.

Husband was browsing youtube videos and chanced upon  golkonda biryani recipe. So he made it and i should say it was awesome. The colour,texture and taste was awesome.

 What is needed ?

Mutton 1 pound
Ginger garlic paste 2 tbsp
Mint chopped half a cup
Coriender leaves half a cup
Curd 2 cups
Oil 3 tbsp
Fried onions 1 cup
Salt to taste
Raw papaya paste 1/2 cup
Green chilly paste 2 tbsp

Marinate all of the above ingredients for 1-2 hours.

For rice

Basmati rice
Cinnamon 2 inch pc
Cloves 4-5
Elachi small 3-4
Mint chopped half a cup
Coriander half a cup chopped
Salt to taste

Take all the whole masala in a big bowl with water. Let the water comes to a boiling point. Add basmati rice. Cook until the rice is half cooked. Switch off the flame.

Other ingredients which are required are:-
Star anise 2
Biryani leaf 2
Patter ka phool little
Marathi mooga 1
Fried onions few
Mint and coriender leaves
Safforn soaked in warm milk
Lime juice 1/4 cup
Ghee 1/2 cup
Garam masala powder 1 tbsp

Now add star anise, biryani leaf, patter ka phool,marathi mooga and fried onions to the mutton.Then take out the rice from the water and spread it on the mutton. Pour ghee on the rice. Sprinkle lime juice,garam masala powder,fried onions,mint and coriander leaves.

Lastly add milk and saffron.

Cover it with foil and cook on high flame for 5 minutes and low the flame to minimum and cook for 30 minutes.

Biryani is best eaten with mirchi ka salan and raita. But if you are lazy like me biryani can be relished with only raita. ;)


  1. Mouthwatering and colorful looking Golconda Biriyani. Wonderful texture as well.

  2. Will try this biryani sometime,./) looks delicious,,
    Wish ya many more milestones like this


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