Masoor Biryani

Masoor Biryani Recipe in English is an easy and traditional cooking recipe to prepare at home. It provides you an awesome taste of Rice Recipes.

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For the masala Masoor
1) Oil 1 tbsp
2) Whole Masoor (red lentils) 1/2 cup
3) Chopped Onions 1/2 cup
4) Red chilli-Garlic paste 3 tbsp
5) Potato cubes 1/2 cup
6) Chopped Tomatoes 3/4 cup
7) Apricots(finely chopped) 2
8) Raisins 1 tbsp
9) Salt to taste
10) Other ingredients:
11) Cooked rIce 2 1/2 cups
12) Oil for greasing
For the garnish
1) Chopped Coriander 2 tbsp
How to make Masoor Biryani


1.For the masala masoor:
2.Clean, wash and soak the masoor in enough water atleast 1 to 2 hours.
3. Drain the masoor. Keep aside.
4. Heat oil in pressure cooker add onions & saute till they turn brown in colour, while stirring continuously.
5. Add the red chilli-garlic paste and saute for a few more seconds, while stirring continuously.
6. Add potatoes, tomatoes, apricots, raisins, masoor, salt & 1 1/4 cups water & pressure cook 1 whistle.
7. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
8. If it is watery, simmer till little moisture evaporates and the mixuter becomes semi-dry. Keep aside.
9.How to proceed:
10.Divide the rice into 3 equal portions and the masala masoor into 2 equal portions keep aside.
11. Spread one portion of the rice in an even layer in a greased glass baking dish.
12. Spread one portion of the masala masoor over it.
13. Spread remaining rice over the masala masoor in an oven layer.
14. Repeat the steps 2 and 3 to make one more layer.
15. Cover with an aluminium foil and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 degree C for 10 minutes or microwave for 2 minutes.
16. Ensure you do not use aluminium foil while microwaving, as it may cause a spark.
17. Use a microwave-safe lid instead.
18. Turn upside down on a large serving palte, just before serving.
19. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

Posted By: ~Sani~, karachi

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Hi, can I send a list of my required recipes including Masoor Biryani. I want some Rice recipes in my email and then I will save them. I will make them later one by one.

  • Afham, Sialkot
  • Mar 24, 2017

hi, i want to say it is a good recipe. I like it but here is a question from me. What if we add meat for making a good taste? is that possible adding meat in it?

  • razia, islamabad
  • Sep 21, 2015

kafi lengthy ho rahi hai ye koi choti batayen jo kum steps pe mushtamil ho or jis me ziada time bhi na lage . ye mai pehli martaba banau gi lekin thori choti ho bus

  • Beenish Hayat, Okara
  • Sep 16, 2015

yar kitni lambi recipe hai or dish bhi koi itni khas to nahi lag rahi . agar koi boht hi exclusive taste ki recipe ho to phir itna time lagae or itni mehnat karen . taste ke bare me bataye taake hum decision le saken

  • Jaweria, Sukkur
  • Sep 11, 2015

aye is me to gosht hi nahi dala. bhai bhalaa gosht ke bina bhi koi biryani hoti hai . bhai maza nahi aye ga gosht ke sath bataen chicken dalen ya mutton ya beef to phir hum ye biryani banane ki shuruoaat karen.

  • Begum Rehmat, Hyderabad
  • Sep 09, 2015