Food Center Burns Road Biryani recipe

Food Center Burns Road Biryani recipe

Food Center Biryani

MKR Special Biryani recipe:

Burns Road is famous for its food not only in Karachi but all over the country. Chicken/Beef biryani from Food Center is the highlight of the food served in Burns Road. Today, I am posting the recipe of Food Center Biryani which we all love. I hope you will enjoy this one!


  • Chicken/Mutton/Beef 1 kg, washed and cleaned, cut into pieces
  • Basmati rice 1 kg, soaked for 15 – 20 minutes
  • Potatoes (medium sized) 4, steam lightly, peel and cut into large pieces
  • Tomatoes  (medium sized) 6, cut into 4 pieces each
  • Onions 4 medium, finely sliced
  • Mint (podina) 1 bunch, finely chopped
  • Green chilies 6 whole
  • Ginger garlic paste 1, 1/2 tbsp
  • Dried plums (sookha alu bukhara) 15 – 20 soaked in warm water.
  • Red chili powder 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tbsp
  • Black pepper (whole) 1 tsp
  • Cloves 4 – 6
  • Cardamoms 6
  • Black cumin seeds (zeera) 1 tsp
  • Yellow food color 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Yogurt  (beaten) 1 cup
  • Warm milk 1/4 cup (add the food color in warm milk)
  • Ghee/oil 1 cup
  • Lemon juice of  2 lemons

Cooking Instructions:

  • Combine mutton or chicken with yogurt, ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, green chilies, coriander powder, chopped mint, lemon juice, dried plums and salt.
  • Mix well and set aside for half an hour.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry sliced onions till golden brown.
  • Move half of the fried onions to an absorbent paper.
  • Add the marinated meat to the remaining half onions in the pan .
  • Cook on low heat without adding water, when the liquid dries fry a little and remove from heat.
  • Fry the potatoes and tomatoes separately and add both to the prepared curry.
  • Boil the rice with green cardamoms, black pepper, cloves and salt.
  • When the rice is half done drain in a strainer.
  • Put a little oil in the base of a pan and make a layer of half rice. Then put a layer of the prepared curry and cover with a layer of rice, pour the mixture of warm milk and food color on top of it.
  • Cover tightly and steam on very low heat for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Serve hot with raita (yogurt sauce).

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