Dindigul Biryani

Dindigul biryani recipe

Dindigul biryani recipe

Dindigul Biryani originated in a place called Dindigul in Tamil Nadu state of India. Unlike other biryani recipes, you will need small rice (called seeraga chamba locally) instead of the usual basmathi rice.

  • 1/2   kg Mutton or Chicken
  • 1/2   kg rice
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 thick cup yogurt
  • 3 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 cardamom pods smashed
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 6 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 tsp oil sesame oil
    You can substitute with olive oil if you are not able to get sesame oil
  • 3 tsp ghee or molten butter
  • Salt to taste


  1. Place rice in a bowl and add enough cold water to cover rice the completely and soak it for 30 minutes
  2. Cook the rice in a rice cooker
  3. Boil the mutton with ginger garlic paste,turmeric and salt until the meat is tender
  4. Heat a thick bottom pan just fry cinnamon stick,cardamom and clove in oil
  5. Add chopped onion and ginger garlic paste to this pan, saute them, till get slightly brown color.
  6. Add chopped tomatos and fry it well
  7. After 2 minutes add boiled mutton and mix thoroughly. Cook for another 2 mints.
  8. Add chilli powder, curd, lemon juice,salt and cooked rice stir it well and close the lid. Add water if necessary
  9. Let this stand for another 2 minutes
  10. Then open the lid and add ghee into biryani then mix it well.
  11. Serve hot
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Rating: 6.9/10 (15 votes cast)
Dindigul Biryani, 6.9 out of 10 based on 15 ratings

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10 Comments to “Dindigul Biryani”

  1. Reuben Seth says:

    Wow thats awesome..

  2. Sydney says:

    Aw, this was a really nice recipe. I like Indian biryanis. Going to try out this. I do not know if samba rice is available here

  3. Mary says:

    My partner and I stumbled over here by a different web address and thought I might as well check this recipe out as he likes Indian food. I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to going over your web page yet again.

  4. chicken biryani recipe says:

    nice recipe

  5. Lu says:

    This is cool – ….)

  6. ramkumar says:

    i like the biriyani

  7. jenNY says:

    We made this last weekend and loved it – Awesome recipe!

  8. roy says:

    A magzine theme could make ur blog nicer:)

  9. Augustus says:

    good blog bro

  10. Queenie says:

    This briyani looks great! but no way is it dindigul briyani.
    For dindigul briyani, we don’t add curd, tomato or lemon and neither we do use gingelly oil or olive oil. We use pure clarified butter with some sunflower oil if desired. we definitely add ground green CORIANDER and mint paste.
    Maybe thi recipe you’ve posted is a variety of briyani and tastes good, sorry! this is not dindigul briyani.
    I’m from dindigul and have eaten this awesome briyani all my living years!
    Don’t mean to be rude it’s just that this is not dindigul briyani :)) LOL

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