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Memoni Biryani Masala

Memoni Biryani Masala

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Zaiqa’s Memoni Biryani Masala is as authentic as it gets. Unique to the Kutch district of Gujarat, the Memon biryani is a beautiful conglomeration of the flavours of Gujarat and Sindh. Breathe in a bit of Kutch’s favourite biryani!

Ingredients - Red Chilli, Dhania, Haldi, Cumin, Star-anaise, Bayleaf, Black Salt, Cinnamon, Cardamon, Shah Zeera, Black Cardamon & Pepper



Memoni Mutton Biryani


§  500 gms meat / mutton with bones

§  500 - 600 gms Basmati rice (washed and soaked for 30 minutes)

§  Whole garam masala (2 cloves, 2
cardamoms and 2 cinnamon sticks)

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

§  5-6 onions (finely sliced)

§  4 medium tomatoes (chopped)

§  3 potatoes (peeled and halved)

§  2-3 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

  • 4-5 green chillies

§  1 cup
curd (200 gms)

§  200 gms oil    

§  3 tbsp Zaiqa Memoni Biryani Masala

  • Salt to taste



1.     Heat oil, add whole garam
masala and fry onion slices till golden brown (7 mins). Add 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste and sauté well.

2.     Add meat and sauté. Add tomatoes and
fry until the oil separates; add curd, turmeric powder, Zaiqa Memoni Biryani Masala and salt to taste.

3.     Add 5 chopped green chillies and fry
for 15 minutes. Cook on low heat until the meat is tender or pressure cook until

4.     Separately par-boil rice till ¾
done. Strain well and keep aside. Fry the potatoes pieces and keep aside.

5.     In a thick-bottomed vessel, layer
the half cooked rice and fried potatoes over mutton gravy. Close and simmer
(dum) for 10 mins.

Parboiling Rice

Heat enough water to boil rice, add rice only after
water is hot. Add the garam masala (1 clove, 1 cardamom, 1 inch cinnamon stick, ½ tsp shah zeera) and cook till ¾ done. Drain immediately.

Dum cooking preparation

Cover the thick-bottomed vessel with tight
lid, seal with atta (dough) or foil making sure that it’s completely sealed.

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