Kacchi Biryani (Bangladeshi Style)

Another Biryani Recipe but this one is different. Try Bangladeshi Style Kacchi biryani and make something new this weekend. #HappyCookingToYou

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  • Shahi zeera (Caraway seeds) ½ tsp
  • Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 1
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 4-5
  • Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2-3
  • Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) ½ tsp
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tbs
  • Jaifil (Nutmeg) ½ piece
  • Javatri (Mace) 1 piece
  • Aloo (Potatoes) peeled 6 small 
  • Zarda ka rang (Yellow food color) ¼ tsp
  • Cooking oil 1-2 tbs
  • Mutton mix boti ½ kg
  • Lehsan paste (Garlic paste) ½ tbs
  • Adrak paste (Ginger paste) ½ tbs
  • Hari mirch (Green chili) paste 1 tbs
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Lemon juice 1 & ½ tbs
  • Dahi (Yogurt) ¼ Cup
  • Pyaz (Fried) ¼ Cup
  • Kewra water 1 tbs
  • Pani (Water) hot ½ Cup or as required
  • Ghee 2 tbs
  • Dry milk powder ¼ Cup
  • Cooking oil ½ Cup
  • Sukha aloo bukhara (Dried plums) 6-7
  • Chawal (Rice) basmati ½ kg (soaked & 50 % boiled)
  • Zarda ka rang (Yellow food color) ¼ tsp
  • Pyaz (Fried) ½ Cup


In spice mixer,add caraway seeds,black cardamom,green cardamom,cinnamon sticks,black peppercorns,cumin seeds,nutmeg,mace,grind to make coarse powder & set aside.

In bowl,add potatoes,yellow food color and mix well.

In wok,add cooking oil and fry potatoes until light golden brown & set aside.

In pot,add mutton mix boti,ground spices,garlic paste,ginger paste,green chili,turmeric powder,red chili powder,garam masala powder,salt,lemon juice,yogurt,fried onion and mix well.

Add kewra water and mix well,cover and marinate for 1-2 hours or overnight in refrigerator.

In lukewarm water,add ghee,dry milk powder,whisk well & set aside.

In marinated mutton,add cooking oil and mix well.

Add fried potatoes,dried plums,half boiled rice,dry milk+ghee mixture,yellow food color,fried onion, cover and seal the edges properly with dough.

On griddle,place pot and cook on high flame for 10 minutes to build up the steam then cook on low flame for 1 hour.

Serve with raita.



Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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