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Memoni Biryani

Memoni Biryani
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time

45 - 50 Mins

4 - 6
Memoni biryani is very similar to Sindhi biryani. However, Memoni biryani is usually prepared with lamb and less food coloring, potatoes and tomatoes.
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Source:  Chef Sara Riaz
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  • Lamb or Chicken 1 kg (12 pieces)
  • Potato 250 gm (large cubes)
  • Tomato 250 gm (sliced)
  • Rice ½ kg (soaked)
  • Yogurt 1 cup (beaten)
  • Green chilli 10-12
  • Dry plums 12
  • Onion 6 large (sliced thinly)
  • Salt to taste
  • Ginger paste 1 tbsp
  • Garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Whole all spices 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder 1 tbsp
  • Coriander 1 tbsp
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • All spices powder 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Nutmeg and Mace ½ tsp
  • Green cardamom ½ tsp
  • Screw pine water 1 tsp
  • Yellow color 1/3 tsp + 1 pinch
  • Coriander 1 bunch (chopped)
  • Mint 1 bunch (chopped)
  • Oil approximately 3/4 cup

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Cooking Directions

  1. Par-boil rice in salted water with whole all spices.

  2. Sieve and set aside.

  3. Heat oil, add onions and fry till golden.

  4. Take half the onion out on absorbent paper.

  5. Then add ginger, garlic, salt, nutmeg and mace, green cardamom, red chilli powder, all spices powder, turmeric, coriander and cumin powder in the rest of the onion left in pan.

  6. Now add tomatoes and yogurt, cook.

  7. Add meat and cook til tender.

  8. Apply a pinch of yellow food color on potatoes and fry.

  9. Now add fried potatoes, dry plums and green chillies to the chicken, mix.

  10. Spread the rice over meat.

  11. Drizzle 2 tbsp oil and 1/2 tsp yellow food color mixed in screw pine water on top.

  12. Sprinkle fried onion, chopped coriander and mint over the rice.

  13. Cover tightly and cook on very low heat for 15 minutes.

  14. Memoni Biryani is ready to serve.

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Comments posted by users for Memoni Biryani recipe:

  1. Hi what is all spice?

    on Apr 6 2019 4:38PM Report Abuse GEETHA MAHARAJ
  2. pls video show

    on Aug 12 2013 5:58AM Report Abuse HALIM KAUR
  3. very nice

    on Jun 2 2012 3:33PM Report Abuse OWEHIWE
  4. Aisa, you can use whole dry plums. No need to cut or grind them in paste. Dry plums will mash and mix up on their own while cooking.

    on Nov 11 2011 9:32AM Report Abuse KP SUPPORT TEAM
  5. This recipe seems to be yummy. But please can you let me know how the dried plum is to be used in the biryani; whether to grind it to paste and make small pieces and add it. Anxiously waiting for yr reply.Aisha

    on Nov 11 2011 6:44AM Report Abuse AISHA2506@YAHOO.COM

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