Beef Biryani/Beef Dum Biryani is One of our favourite biryani .This home style biryani is simply delicious .You can substitute beef with mutton ...Beef biryani some raita and some fried chicken makes a wonderful sunday meal ..The beef is succulent cooked with flavourful spices and layered in aromatic basmati rice Making it a rich and delicious dish.
I have been far from the blog since more than a month now..Have gone through lots of stress and ups and downs in these 2 months but it was Gods grace what kept me going. Had planned many recipes but unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances couldn't publish them.Finally Ihave started publishing all the recipes from my draft folders.Do share your feedback if you try the recipes.
1/2 kg beef ./mutton
1/2 kg basmati rice
1/2 cup curds
2 potatoes cut in quarters
3 onions sliced thinly
2 tomatoes
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder

1 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
5   to 6 green chilli  crushed
1/2 cup coriander leaves
hand full mint leaves
1/2 tsp shahi jeera
1 tsp cumin seeds
6 to 7 peppercorns

1 star anise
3 blades mace
4 to 5 cardamom
1 inch Cinnamon
3 to 4 bay leaves
2 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp milk
few strands saffron
10 to 15 cashews
2 tbsp raisins


  • Marinate the beef chunks with salt,turmeric,ginger garlic paste ,crushed green chillies and whisked curds.
  • Make a paste of mint, coriander leaves ,shahi jeera,cumin seeds black pepper and add this to the marinade and set aside in refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours or overnight.
  • Fry the sliced onions till golden brown and crisp.
  • Also fry the potatoes till done.
  • In a pressure cooker body/vessel heat oil.
  • Add bay leaves then add the chopped tomatoes and saute till mushy .
  • Add half of the fried onions 
  • Add the marinated beef along with the marinade and saute over medium flame for 5to 7 minutes.
  • Add the red chilli powder and garam masala powder and saute
  • Add water and cover the pressure cooker with the lid
  • Let it cook till done it may take about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Once done release the pressure then open the lid.
  • Cook the soaked basmati rice adding water salt  bay leaves,mace, star anise,cardamom and cinnamon stick and 1/2 tsp shahi jeera  and 2 twp rose water cook till the rice is 3/4 th done.

assembling the biryani
  • Take a thick bottomed pan add ghee or oil spread half the rice 
  • Add fried potatoes and the beef masala ,also spread some crushed onions /mint leaves and coriander leaves as well.
  • Also add in some fried cashews and raisins.
  • Spread the remaining rice layer 
  • add the fried nuts ,fried onions and saffron infused milk over the rice layer.
  • Also add melted ghee cover with lid and cook on dum for 20 minutes on lowest flame.

Serve hot with raita of your choice.

Bourbon /Homemade Bourbon biscuits. The classic bourbon biscuits are a favourite of many these yummy biscuits are not only easy to make at home but taste better than store brought.
The recipe is pretty simple and straight forward with no fancy ingredients required.So why wait go ahead and bake them today .Your kids are going to love these for sure.

Bourbon biscuits are sandwich style chocolaty biscuits with luscious chocolate butter cream filling .I remember licking the cream and keeping the biscuits in the packet as a kid I guess most of us have done that..But not anymore .These home baked chocolaty goodies are simply amazing.dunk them in milk or munch it anytime you crave for. 

50 gm /4 tbsp butter
50 gm /1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp honey
110 gm or 3/4 cup all purpose flour/maida
1/2 tsp baking soda
15 gm/1 1/2 tbsp cocoa
2 to 3 tbsp milk(optional)

50 gm /4tbsp butter softened
100 gm/1 cup icing sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
few drops of milk

  • In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar together with a whisk.
  • Sift flour,baking soda ,cocoa and keep aside.
  • Add honey to the creamed butter and sugar mixture.

  • Add the sifted flour to the whisked butter sugar mixture.
  • Mix to dough,add milk if required.

  • Wrap the dough in a cling foil.
  • Keep it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes take the dough out of the refrigerator.
  • Sprinkle some flour on work surface and roll the dough with a rolling pin to 4mm thickness
  • Cut into strips of 2 to 3 cm and cut into 5 to 6 cm length
  • Using a toothpick prick holes to resemble bourbon
  • chill these strips for 15 min

  • Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10 min
  • Remove the bourbon from the refrigerator and place them on baking tray lined with foil/parchment.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 min
  • They will turn slightly dark at the edges as they cook.
  • Once baked remove them and cool over cooling rack .
  • Meanwhile make the filling
  • Cream the sugar butter together add cocoa powder together add few drops of milk if needed
  • We need a spreadable consistency ,do not add more milk.

  • Once the bourbons are cool sandwich them together using the filling.
  • Let them sit for 20 to 30 minutes before you serve them.
  • Store them in airtight container.

Use good quality cocoa powder
I have used amul butter ,add a pinch of salt to the flour if using unsalted butter
Never fill the biscuits while they are hot,allow them to cool completely.
chilling the dough makes it easy to roll do not skip this step.

Thank you Shreyađź’– for such an amazing recipe ..

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