Basmati Rice – 3 cups

Beef – 1 kg, Cubed

Onions – 2 pcs, large (finely chopped)

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Cloves – 1 tsp

Black pepper – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Carrots – 2 medium, grated

Raisins – 1/2 cup

Oil – 1/3 cup


  • Heat oil in a pot. Fry chopped onions until light brown.
  • Now add meat and fry till brown.
  • Add water, salt and pepper, cloves and simmer till tender.
  • Remove the meat. Cook until 1 cup of stock remains.
  • In a seperate pan cook the grated carrots in oil until brown.
  • Add raisins and fry till plump. Drain and set aside.
  • Parboil the rice (boil until al dente – do not completely cook the rice!!) and drain the rice.
  • Place the rice into a large pan.
  • Sprinkle zeera (cumin seeds). Pour the meat stock over it and stir.
  • Layer the meat and half of the carrot raisin mixture over rice.
  • Cover the pan tightly and place it in a hot over for 40 mins.
  • Sprinkle the rest of carrot raisin mixture on top and serve.