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Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani
Prep Time
15 Mins + 6 hours
Cook Time

40 Mins

This spice and taste of Hyderabadi chicken biryani is going to blow your taste-buds. Serve hot with baingan ka raita.
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  • whole chickens, skinned 2
  • Rice, basmati 1 1\2 kg
  • Yogurt 500 g
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp
  • As per taste salt
  • Turmeric 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tsp
  • Garam masala 1 tsp
  • Lemons' (large) juice 1
  • Medium onion thinly sliced 4
  • Garlic (crushed) 3 tsp
  • Ginger (crushed) 2 tsp
  • Green chillies 10
  • Coriander, fresh, chopped 1 cup
  • Mint leaves 1\2 cup
  • Oil 1\2 cup
  • Green chillies, chopped 6
  • Coriander leaves chopped 2 tsp
  • Some saffron, soaked in two tbsp water
  • Drops kewra
  • Few drops of yellow food color

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Cooking Directions

  1. Heat the oil or ghee in a heavy based pan and fry the onions for 8-10 minutes until light brown.

  2. Remove the onions from the oil and reserve 1\4 onions for later use

  3. Put the fried onions, garlic, ginger, coriander leaves, mint, green chilies, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor and blend to a paste.

  4. Mix this paste with yogurt, garam masala, lemon juice and 2 tbsp oil.

  5. Cut each chicken into eight pieces and then marinate with the yogurt mixture for about 6 hours or overnight in a refrigerator

  6. Put the rice in a sieve and wash it thoroughly under a running cold tap until the water runs clear.

  7. Soak the rice in plenty of water for half an hour.

  8. In a large heavy based pan put plenty of water and add 1 stick cinnamon, 6 cloves, 5 big cardamoms, 8 small cardamoms, 2 bay leaves and salt.

  9. Bring it to a rapid boil and add the washed rice.

  10. When the rice are 1\4 cooked, drain and keep aside

  11. In a large pan place 1\2 cup of oil at the bottom of a large heavy based pan then place the chicken and all the marinade.

  12. Cover the meat with the rice and level it with a spatula.

  13. Sprinkle reserved fried onions, chopped coriander, green chilies and saffron on the top of the rice.

  14. Mix the food color with a little water and sprinkle over the rice

  15. Cover with a tight fitting lid or cover with a large piece of thick aluminum foil and then place the lid.

  16. Cook for 15 minutes on medium heat then reduce the heat to a very low and cook for further 20 to 25 minutes, until the rice and meat are tender

  17. Once the dish is cooked, leave it covered for a few minutes.

  18. Then remove the lid, fluff up the rice with a fork

  19. Serve with Raita and Baingan Ka Raita

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Comments posted by users for Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani recipe:

  1. Biryani ke masale me kahi par jeera aur tamatar istemal nahi karna hai kya?

    on Feb 18 2013 9:22AM Report Abuse AKKAS ALI
  2. Very Tasty Dish

    on Jul 22 2012 3:07AM Report Abuse KHALANDAR
  3. really turned yummy BIRYANI.................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    on Feb 28 2012 12:03PM Report Abuse ANNUU SINGH
  4. Aysha, every recipe has its own style. Burt you can add 3 - 4 sliced tomatoes to this recipe if you like.

    on Dec 19 2011 10:08AM Report Abuse KP SUPPORT TEAM
  5. am trying this right now at home no idea what will i heard we should add tomatto y u dnt add that can u plz tell me ds

    on Dec 19 2011 3:12AM Report Abuse AYSHA
  6. Wow........super like i never cooked anything else and tryied this was owsum....

    on Dec 14 2011 5:55AM Report Abuse Guest
  7. yummmmmmmmi!!!. it is enough to 10 mens ....wakai lazawab dish he.

    on Oct 30 2011 5:18PM Report Abuse SALIM KABUJI -GUJRAT
  8. its awesome and simple

    on Sep 27 2011 5:16AM Report Abuse SHENAZ
  9. good

    on May 15 2010 10:51AM Report Abuse INDER

    on Mar 10 2010 12:42AM Report Abuse Guest
  11. i really appreciate the way u have explained the preparation...i prepared it the same way and it was good...thank u. i just have a doubt....i was told that biryani has to be kept in a handi with the lid closed and with hot coal over the lid for few hrs is that true?...and wat way it helps? pls reply me on

    on Jan 22 2010 11:21AM Report Abuse Guest
  12. for those that want to know the yield its probably enough for about 10 people

    on Dec 31 2009 5:17PM Report Abuse Guest

    on Dec 5 2009 12:14AM Report Abuse Guest

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