How to Make Kofta Biryani (Meatballs Biryani)

Meatball Biriyani

Mostly we heard and eat chicken and mutton biryani, but this version of Kofta Biryani is unique in taste. It is perfect to serve with raita. Check out these two more lip-smacking dishes, you will also love Kofta Curry and Nargisi Kofta.

Kofta Biryani (Meatballs Biryani)

Recipe Type: Main Course
Cuisine: Pakistani
Author: Admin
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Serves: 4


For Meat Balls

  • Mince ½ kg
  • Ginger, garlic paste 2 tsp
  • Red chili powder 2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder 2 tsp
  • Roasted chickpeas powder ¼ cup
  • Salt to taste

For Gravy

  • Onions 3 (ringed)
  • Oil ¼ cup
  • Ginger, garlic paste 2 tsp
  • Salt ½ tsp or to taste
  • Red chili powder 2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Yogurt 1 cup

For Rice

  • Rice ½ kg (soaked)
  • Salt 2 tsp or to taste
  • Bay leaves 2
  • Sabat garam masala 2 tsp
  • Water as required
  • Warm milk ¼ cup
  • Yellow food color ¼ tsp


For Meat Balls
  1. Put all ingredients of meatballs in the food processor and mix well. Make small balls and set aside.
For Gravy
  1. Fry onion rings in oil for slightly brown color. Then add ginger garlic paste, salt, red chili powder, and garam masala.
  2. After 5 minutes, add one glass water, allow boiling, and put meatballs. Cook about 15 minutes or until water dries.
  3. Now add yogurt and cook until yogurt water dries and a thick masala formed.
For Rice
  1. In separate skillet boil rice till three quarters done with salt, bay leaves, and sabat garam masala. Drain out the water.
  2. Now in a skillet, spread rice layer, then meatballs layer, then remaining rice. Sprinkle the yellow food color (dissolve in warm milk). Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Serve hot with salad and raita.