Bread Kofta Biryani

This particular treat can be made with ingredients you’re sure to have right at home this minute. Absolutely perfect for unplanned dinner get-togethers, pot lucks and an evening treat for your children, part of bread kofta biryani’s charm lies in the fact that it’s so ridiculously easy to make. The other part is just plain, unadulterated deliciousness.

Bread Kofta Biryani


  • Soak the rice for 15 minutes.
  • Boil 2 cups of water and add the bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and salt. Add the rice.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer, cover the pan and cook till the rice is done.
  • Heat the oil in a pan. Add cloves, cinnamon, onions and sauté till they turn translucent.
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste, chilli powder, coriander-cumin seed powder and turmeric powder and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add the tomatoes and salt. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add the yoghurt, mix and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the boiled green peas, mix well and keep aside.
  • Layer the bottom of a baking dish with the gravy, top with the bread koftas, and cover with the cooked rice.
  • Cover and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c for 15 – 20 minutes.


  • 4 bread slices
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped onions
  • 2 green chillies (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp yoghurt
  • a pinch soda bi-carb
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 cup Double Deer Basmati rice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 in cinnamon stick
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 in cinnamon stick
  • ¼ cup onions (sliced)
  • 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp coriander-cumin seed powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup tomatoes (sliced)
  • ½ cup yoghurt
  • ¼ cup green peas (boiled)
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

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