Biryani is a Mughal dish, brought to India by Mughals in medieval time. Biryani can be Hyderabad style or Oudh style. Most of us find our guilty pleasure in a plate of biryani but do not go into the details knowledge of it. Some of us even believe that making biryani at home is easy. Well, at home biryani making is not unimaginable, but to achieve that exact taste of restaurant-style biryani, it will demand practice and then follows.

Do you have a queer eye for details in food trivia? How they are made and how much it goes to make a delicious dish like biryani? Biryani lovers should know that before it comes into your plate, it takes 2 -3 hours in preparation. And above that, it goes a day in a market to shop for those items. Making biryani takes a lot of patience. Let’s just look at the ingredients and process that goes into making an enriched dish like this Indian cuisine.


You won't find every ingredient available at your home, not even in the market sometimes. Best Indian restaurants in Singapore imports those rare spices and rose water, saffron from Asian countries especially from India being it a spice land.

Well, if you are inclined to quench your knowledge about biryani making here is detail recipe for you. Next time you hang out with your friends or family, you can deliver this trivia about biryani to make them surprise.


For Rice:

  • 1.5 Cup Long Grain Basmati Rice
  • 2 Tablespoon of Ghee/Oil
  • 3 Teaspoon Salt
  • 5 Cups Water
  • 2 Kashmiri Cinnamon Stick
  • 3/4 Green cardamom

For Marinating:

  • 1/2 Cup fresh greek Yogurt.
  • Meat 2kgs.
  • 1 Tablespoon Biryani Masala or powder mix.
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Marination of meat with yoghurt and other spices.

For Saffron Milk:

  • 10 Tablespoon Warm Milk
  • 10 Saffron Strands


For Saffron Milk:

1. Soak saffron strands in warm milk for 15 mins. Leave it aside.
3. Adding cashews and sauté them.
4. Adding sliced onions and sauté for 3 minutes to make it light golden coloured.
5. Now adding 2 ginger-garlic paste and stir in medium flame.
6. Adding sliced tomatoes and cook till it forms a paste.
7. Adding marinated meat and cook in medium flame until the raw smell goes.
8. Adding water as necessary for boiling and mixing well.
9. Garnishing with spice powder.
10. Mixing and remove after a few minutes.

Arranging the Layers:

Step 1: Take cooked meat sand spread it in a pot.
Step 2: Now take some cooked rice and spread over the meat. Add some saffron milk over it. Sprinkle mint leaves, coriander leaves, and fried onions.
Step 3: Add left cooked meat and spread it and sprinkle saffron milk over it again.

Final Words:

Well, you thought the preparation will go easy? You don't have to go through all the tiring process to make biryani at home. But do order from a quality restaurant in Singapore as they maintain the standard of the food to keep up their reputation. You don't have to run a mile for a plate of biryani. To enjoy the best biryani ensure you order from a quality outlet. Enjoy restaurant biryani at your cosy home atmosphere.

Author's Bio: 

The author is a cooking expert. The author runs a food chain famous for biryani delivery in Singapore.