This is a delicious Pakistani/Indian rice dish which is often reserved for very special occasions such as Ramadan, weddings or parties. It has a lengthy preparation, but the work is definitely worth it.
For biryani, always use long grain rice. Basmati rice with its thin, fine grains is the ideal variety to use.
This is a fantastic recipe easy to make the only alteration I made was to add less salt in the second phase. Everyone loved it the hardest part was the last part putting on the lid for twenty minutes and not stirring I had to make myself leave it. however it is worth it, now a family favorite very authentic - 27 Nov 2010
finally got around to cooking this one today and was delighted! really good i used beef instead of chicken, and mixed the beef/potato almost near the end when the rice was done. - 28 Sep 2011
it was good out come by your instruction.. today giving 2nd try.. thanks - 14 May 2016