Beef Dum Biryani


Beef Dum Biryani

Beef Dum Biriyani makes a delicious Sunday lunch for your loved ones. Soft and succulent beef pieces combined with fragrant aromatic basmati rice makes a great meal. The wholesome nutritious Beef Dum Biriyani can be easily prepared at home. The dish is unique and special with beef masala layered beautifully with cooked rice. Naturally available spices make the dish appealing and exotic. You can explore a well detailed Beef Dum Biriyani here.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people




  • For preparing Beef Dum Biriyani, first marinate the beef using turmeric powder, curd and salt. Keep it for 30 minutes.
  • Take rice in a bowl. Meanwhile fry 1 onion and the dry fruits.
  • Wash the rice and then drain off the excess water.
  • Heat a pan and add ghee to it. Meanwhile keep 6 cups of water to boil.
  • Then add the cumin seeds, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves and clove, pepper to it and mix it well.
  • Then add 1 sliced onion to it.
  • Mix and sauté it well
  • Then add the washed rice to it and stir well, add lemon juice to it.
  • Let all the water from the rice goes out, we can hear a kiri kiri type sound when the water fully gone.Then add the boiled water and salt to it and then close the pan and wait until the rice gets cooked.
  • When the rice gets cooked, turn off the flame.
  • Take green chilly, ginger and garlic to a mixer.
  • Grind it well
  • Add this mix and pudina leaves to the marinated beef and mix well
  • Then add this beef to the pressure cooker and add tomato.
  • add 2 sliced onion and spices to it, add salt also, if needed.
  • Then mix it well and close the pressure cooker, and wait for 6 to 7 whistles or until it gets cooked.
  • Then check whether it's cooked or not.
  • Then heat a kadai and pour oil to it. When it's hot, add 1 sliced onion to it
  • Mix it well.
  • When it is brown, lower the flame.
  • Stir well.
  • Add the beef along with the gravy to it.
  • Mix it well and add lemon juice to it and let it boil for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Then add the coriander leaves to it and off the flame
  • Then heat a kadai and add ghee to it.
  • When it melts add the beef masala to it and then pour rice to it and repeat the procedure until the kadai fills and in the first layer it should beef masala and last layer should be rice
  • Then add some fried onion and dry fruits and some ghee and 1 tsp of rose water, coriander leaves and pudina leaves on the upper layer.
  • Then close the kadai and keep some weight above it or paste a dough of all purpose flour above it.
  • Wait for 20 minutes (should be in low flame) and serve hot .


If we add 1 tsp of the ginger, garlic and green chilly paste, while we cooking rice it will give more taste.
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