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Omani Lamb Biryani Recipe

Omani Lamb Biryani Recipe

Omani Lamb Biryani Recipe

Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Cuisine Omani
Servings 8
Calories 676 kcal


  • 3 tbsp Ghee or Oil
  • 2 medium  Onions
  • 5 cloves  Garlic 
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger Chopped
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 3 tbsp Mixed Spices
  • 1 Dried Limes
  • 1 kg Lamb Or Mutton
  • 2 medium Tomatoes 
  • 3 cups Basmati Rice
  • 5 Cardamom
  • 5 Cloves
  • 5 Black Peppers
  • 5 Cinnamon Sticks
  • Salt To Taste
  • Water As Required
  • ½ tsp Saffron Strands


  • Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in a large pot (reserve 1 tablespoon), add onions and cook until they become golden brown in color. Add garlic and ginger, stir then add water, yogurt, mix spices, dried lime, lamb pieces and diced tomato. Stir to boil. Cover and simmer on low heat with occasional stirring for 1½ hour or until lamb is cooked. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile place rice, whole spices and salt in the extra boiling water, cook for 8-10 minutes or until rice is ¾ cooked, remove and drain.
  •  Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of ghee in a large pot, Put half the quantity of cooked rice in the pot, add the lamb mixture over the rice and top with the remaining rice.

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