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CAMEL BIRYANI |Arabic Traditional Recipe |Camel Meat Biriyani | How to make Dum Biryani

Dr. Saumya
Here we present to you an amazing recipe of a special Biriyani with Camel Meat. Biriyani is a flavorful rice layered with cooked meat or vegetables and a lot of Whole Spices & Saffron. It is believed to have originated from Asian sub continent and is a remarkable cuisine for occasions and festivals.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Non veg
Cuisine Asian, Indian, Mediterranean
Servings 8 people


  • Mixed grinder
  • Frying Pan
  • Pressure cooker
  • Deep bottom cookware


Briyani Spices

  • 1/2 tsp Pepper corns
  • 1 - 2 small Cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 nos Cardamom
  • 3-4 nos Cloves
  • 1 Bay leaf

Ground paste

  • 8-10 nos Garlic cloves
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 5 nos Green Chilly

For Garnish

  • 10-15 strands Saffron
  • 2 tbsp Milk

For Garnish

  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 10-15 nos Cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup Raisins

For Biriyani Rice

  • 1/2 cup Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper corns
  • 1-2 small Cinnamon sticks
  • 3-4 nos Cloves
  • 2-3 nos Cardamom
  • 2-3 Bay leaves
  • 1 cup Onion sliced
  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 4 cups Warm water
  • Salt as per reqd
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice

For Cooking Meat

  • 750 gms Camel Meat or any meat of choice
  • 2-3 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 tbsp Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Ginger
  • 5 nos Green Chilly
  • 1 tbsp Pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves
  • Salt as per taste

For Roasting Meat

  • 2-3 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 2 cups Onion sliced
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 2 tsp Red Chilly powder
  • Ground paste all ready prepared
  • Biriyani Spices all ready prepared
  • 2 cups Tomato
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves


STEP 1 Biriyani Spices

  • Add all the ingredients mentioned into a grinder jar and grind them to a fine powder.
  • And keep aside.

STEP 2 Ground Paste

  • Add all the ingredients into a grinder jar and grind them to a paste form.
  • And keep aside.

Step 3 For Garnish

  • Take Saffron strand in a bowl and add Milk into it.
  • Mix and keep to rest.

STEP 4 For Garnish

  • Heat a frying pan and add Ghee.
  • Add in Cashews and roast them to light brown.
  • Add in Raisins and roast all together.
  • Once done, keep aside.


  • Heat a heavy bottom cookware.
  • Add in Ghee, and followed by all the ingredients one by one.
  • Sauté the Onion till they are transparent and soft.
  • Then add in the Ground paste and sauté them all.
  • Now add the cleaned Basmati rice and fry till the rice crackles.
  • Add the water necessary for cooking rice, add salt and lemon juice, then cover and cook till rice is 90% done.
  • Once rice is ready then keep aside.


  • Heat a pressure cooker and add oil.
  • Add in the mentioned ingredients and sauté them.
  • Take cleaned and drained meat and add into the pressure cooker.
  • Mix in all together and Salt, pepper and coriander leaves and keep to cook till well done.
  • Once meat is cooked well, we are left with roasting the cooked meat.
  • Into a cookware add all the ingredients mentioned in Roasting the meat section.
  • Sauté them all and add the Ground spices and roast them also.
  • Add diced tomatoes and cook them.
  • Now add the cooked meat and mix all well.
  • Lastly add chopped coriander leaves and cover and cook for a while.
  • The Roasted meat is ready.


  • Into the same cookware of meat, add half portion of the rice and spread evenly.
  • Garnish with Saffron milk and the roasted nuts.
  • Again layer with the remaining rice and then followed by Saffron milk and the roasted nuts.
  • Finally garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Cover with a lid tightly so that steam does not escape out.
  • Keep at simmer for 10- 15 mins.
  • Camel Biriyani is ready to serve.
  • Serve hot and enjoy.


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