Chicken Biryani

The name “Biryani” brings temptation in everybody. The scrumptious dish is everybody’s favorite and found in almost every restaurant’s menu. The dish is made with rice, meat, vegetable and spices. The best part about cooking biryani is, while cooking entire kitchen smells heavenly

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Mahima Seth's Secret Indian Recipe !


Preparation Time: 
20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
50 minutes


300 grams Basmati Rice ½ kilograms Chicken 400 ml Chicken Stock Fistful mint leaves A pinch of Saffron 4 tablespoon cooking oil/ghee/butter Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing Fried Raisins for garnishing (optional)
For marinade: 1 cup Un-sweetened plain curd 2 teaspoon Ginger garlic paste 1 teaspoon Red chili powder Salt to taste 1 teaspoon Garam masala ½ teaspoon Turmeric Lemon Juice of 1 lemon ¾ teaspoon Roasted cumin powder
Dry Spices: 1 Bay Leaf 1 Anise 1 Mace 2 Cardamoms stick 4 Cloves 1 Nutmeg 2 Pepper Corns
Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients mentioned above in marinade. Add chicken pieces to the mixture. Let it sit like that for 4-5 hours. Take any cooking oil/butter/ghee in a frying pan and sauté dry spices and add onions ,mint till they turn brown (golden). Soak the basmati rice for 15 minutes in lukewarm water, wash 3-4 times and drain the excess water. Soak saffron in warm milk and allow it to cool for some time. Take a deep vessel, grease the bottom of the vessel with ghee/butter/cooking oil, now, add some of the marinated chicken to the pot, add some of the fried onion over it. Put half of the rice on the chicken as a layer, pour in some saffron milk and fried onions and dry spices over it. Add all the reserved chicken and chicken stock, then add another layer of rice and pour in all saffron milk over it. Add some ghee or butter on the top. And cover the vessel with the aluminum foil or thick cloth. Cover the pot with the lid. Cook it on medium flame for 20 minutes. Now, lower the flame, and cook it for 10-15 minutes. Switch off the flame and open it after 10 minutes. Garnish it with raisins and coriander leaves. Delicious, aromatic Biryani is ready.
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