Level up your biryani game with this flavoursome Sindhi biryani

Sindhi biryani

Sindhi biryani one of the most popular and most consumed dishes from the Pakistani cuisine. It is like a levelled-up version of our regular biryani since it is spicier and tastier. Here is how to make it at home.


1 ½ kg chicken

3 onions to fry

4 onions (ground to a paste)

4 green chilies

2 tomatoes (cut into circles)

4 tomatoes (pureed)

1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

1 tbsp chopped mint leaves

2 tbsp ginger-garlic (crushed)

1 cup yoghurt

2 potatoes

2 lemons

1 tsp turmeric powder

2 tsp Kashmiri chili powder

1 tsp coriander powder

½ tsp cardamom powder

2 tbsp Sindhi biryani masala

5 cardamom pods

6 cloves

1 small piece of cinnamon

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tbsp ghee

4 tbsp oil

8-9 pepper corns

1 kg basmati rice

Salt as required


Wash the rice and soak for at least 15 minutes

Cook the potatoes with some turmeric powder until almost done

Fry the onions and keep them aside

In the same oil, fry the boiled potatoes

Meanwhile, heat 2 tbsp oil in a huge pan

Roast cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon and pepper corns

Add the onion paste

Sauté well

Add the crushed ginger – garlic

Sauté until the raw smell is gone

Into it add the tomato puree

Sauté until the tomatoes are cooked well and oil begins to separate

Now add the turmeric powder, Kashmiri chili powder, coriander powder, cardamom powder and Sindhi biryani masala

Sauté well

Add salt as required

Add the chicken pieces

Mix well until the chicken pieces are nicely coated in the masala

Add yoghurt and mix

Into it add coriander leaves, mint leaves and fried onions

Cook with the lid on

After some time, add the fried potatoes

The masala is ready

To cook the rice, boil some water with bay leaves, cloves, cardamom pods, cumin seeds and salt

Add the soaked rice

Strain the rice after it has cooked well

Into a cauldron, add a layer of rice first

Add the chicken masala

Now add fried onions, coriander leaves and mint leaves

Repeat the layers

Place the lemon slices, tomatoes, fried onions, orange food colour, chopped coriander leaves, mint leaves and ghee as the top layer

Cook on dum for 20 – 25 minutes

Delicious Sindhi biryani is ready!

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