Kofta Biryani Recipe

Kofta Biryani served with green salad and raita makes way for an exotic dinner. Learn how to make/prepare kofta biryani by following this easy recipe.
Kofta Biryani Recipe
Rating 8.3 / 10 (3 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • For Koftas
  • ¬¾ cup Chick Peas (Kabuli Chana), soaked overnight
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves, chopped
  • 1 Green Chili, chopped
  • Juice of half Lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil (as required)

    For Gravy
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes, pureed
  • 1 tsp Ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 cups Spinach, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Cream
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste

    For Rice
  • 1 cup Long-grained Rice, soaked
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Salt to taste

    Other Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Mint Leaves, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Few Strands Of Saffron
How to make Kofta Biryani:
  • For the kofta, first blend Kabuli chana, onion, green chilli, chopped coriander, garlic, half lemon juice and salt in a mixer into a thick paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry spoonfuls of this paste over medium flame.
  • Fry till the kofta balls turn golden brown.
  • Keep aside the kofta balls.
  • To make the gravy, heat some oil in a pan. Saut√© the onion till it turns pink. Now, add tomato puree, ginger, turmeric and chilli powder and cook till the oil separates.
  • Thereafter, add water and bring it to boil.
  • Now, put the already prepared kofta balls into it and cook for a few minutes.
  • Remove from the flame and pour the fresh cream over it.
  • For making the rice, in a large pan, add the rice, cloves, bay leaves, salt and 2 cups of water.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer till the rice is almost cooked. Keep aside.
  • Now, take a baking dish and grease it with ghee.
  • Evenly spread a layer of rice on the baking dish and arrange over it a layer of kofta with the gravy. Again, spread another layer of rice.
  • Now, in a separate pan, combine milk, butter, cardamom powder and saffron. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Once the mixture is boiled, pour it over the layered biryani and cover the dish with an aluminum foil.
  • Bake the dish in a pre heated oven for about 20 minutes at 200 degrees C.
  • Enjoy hot veg kofta biryani with chilled raita!!