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Keema-Dhal Biryani

Keema cooked with lentils,rice and spices

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

Basmati rice cooked with minced mutton,lentils and spices to a fine perfection. A tasty biryani to try at home.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1/2 kg keema- minced mutton
    • 1 3/4 cups basmati rice - washed and ghee-sauted
    • 3/4 cup mysore dhal - red colour lentils like toor dhal
    • 2 medium sized onions - cut finely
    • 2 tomatoes - cut finely
    • ground spices of (5 pepper corns,1 cinnamon stick,1 clove,2 cardamoms)
    • 2 bay leaves - crushed
    • 5 green chillies - slit lengthwise
    • 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
    • 1/2 tsp chilli powder-very little
    • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp coriander powder
    • 1 tsp any good sambar powder
    • 1 tsp any good south-indian biryani powder
    • 1 cup thick coconut milk
    • 2 1/2 cups second coconut milk
    • yellow colour - a pinch - optional
    • 1/2 tsp kewra essence
    • 1 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 tbsp ghee
    • 2 tsp refined oil
    • few coriander leaves
    for garnishing:
    • 2 boiled eggs-shelled and cut into halves
    • few chopped coriander leaves
    • fried onion slices


    1. Heat oil in a pressure pan,add bay leaves,ground spices,chopped onions,chopped tomatoes and ginger-garlic paste for 4- 5 mins.
    2. Add keema, mysore dhal, chilli powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder, sambar powder, biryani powder,yellow colour-optional and 1/2 tsp salt.Mix well and saute for 5 mins.
    3. Add 2 1/2 cups second coconut milk and cover and pressure-cook for 10 mins or upto 4 whistles.Turn off the flame and open the lid after the pressure is released.
    4. Add ghee-sauted basmati rice, few drops kewra essence, green chillies,few coriander leaves,1 tbsp ghee,1 cup thick coconut milk and 1/2 cup second coconut milk.Cover and pressure cook upto 1 whistle and wait for the pressure to be released.
    5. Mix well and serve this hot garnished with boiled egg-slices,freied onions and chopped coriander leaves.


    Sumana Zachariah

    Sumana Zachariah

    Is it Mysore daal or Masoor daal?

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    U can try this Dal Biryani with Mutton or Chicken too.I've tried this recipe with chicken (instead of keema) and it turned out well. U can try some Veg. Combination Dal Biryanis too ex. Mushroom Dal Biryani, Cauliflower or Palak dal Biryani.