Yemeni Zurbian
A lip-smacking version of Hyderbadi biryani, which is made with lamb and saffron.
Yemeni Zurbian Recipe

- Indian

Cooking Time

-12-15 Min


- Easy

Preparation Time

- 10-15 Min



  1. 1

    For the roasted spices: In a saucepan, roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorns, cinnamon sticks, green cardamoms, cloves and turmeric powder.
  2. 2

    Roast the spices well.
  3. 3

    Grind the roasted spices well.
  4. 4

    For the lamb mixture: Heat oil in a Kadai.
  5. 5

    Add chopped onions, minced garlic, grated ginger, the prepared blended spices, chopped tomatoes, lamb shoulder, yogurt and salt.
  6. 6

    mix them and cook for 30 minutes.
  7. 7

    Then, add boiled potatoes, and cover it.
  8. 8

    Allow it to cook for 10 minutes.
  9. 9

    For the rice: Boil water in a deep-Kadai.
  10. 10

    Then, add butter, salt and basmati rice.
  11. 11

    Mix well and cook the rice for 10 minutes or until the rice is cooked.
  12. 12

    Grind the saffron thread and mix it well with water.
  13. 13

    For the Zurbian: In a biryani pot, add the lamb meat chopped coriander leaves and mix it well.
  14. 14

    Then, cover the meat with cooked rice.
  15. 15

    Next, add the prepared saffron mixture and browned butter.
  16. 16

    Cover and cook it for 20 minutes.
  17. 17

    Your Yemini Zurbian is ready to be served.
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