Dal biriyani


  • 2 Cups Rice
  • 1 Cup Toor Dal (Red Gram split)
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 tsp Jeeram (Cumin Seeds)
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger and Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Green chili paste
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Potato cubed and deep fried(can be substituted with fried bread pieces)
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Coriander Leaves, Chopped
  • Mint Leaves, Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ghee


  • Soak Rice for an hour and cook till half done.
  • Soak dal for 2 hrs and half cook with a pinch of turmeric powder.
  • Heat ghee and add a tsp of jeeram.
  • Add the chopped onions and fry for sometime.
  • Add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, ginger paste, garlic paste and green chilly paste, and fry.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and fry until the moisture evaporates.
  • Now add the cooked toor dal, fried onions, garam masala powder, potatoes/bread, salt, chopped mint leaves and mix well.
  • In a kadai spread half of this mixture and spread a layer of cooked rice on top of that.
  • Add some butter, sprinkle garam masala and chopped pudina leaves.
  • Over this spread the other half of the mixture and on it spread the rice and add butter, garam masala.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.