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Chicken Biryani

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Chicken Biryani


500 gms Basmati Rice (long grained rice).

1kg Chicken(cut into small pieces).

2 tsp. Garam Masala.(mixed spices)

6 Red chilies.

2 Dalchini (Cinnamon Sticks)

2 pieces Elaichi.(cardamom)

3 Green chilies.

7 Cashew nuts.

Onions (A handful, sliced fine and fried till crisp)

5 Lavang (Cloves)

6 Kothmir, (chopped Fresh coriander)

1 small bunch Pudina (mint leaves) chopped.

Ginger Garlic paste.

3 tsp. Saffron. (dissolved in ¾ cup milk)

Curd beaten 1 cup.

Juice of 2 Limes.

4 boiled eggs. Ghee /Oil 5 tbsp.

Salt to taste.


The chillies and the cashew nuts needs to be ground into a fine paste. Mix the Chicken pieces with the ginger-garlic paste and beaten curd and Keep aside. Fry the chili paste in 4 tablespoons clarified milk or oil. To this add the chicken, ¼ of the fried onion, 1tsp garam masala(mixed spices) and salt to taste. When the clarified milk separates from the mixture, add one and a half cups warm water and pressure cook till tender. Fry the whole spices in 1 tbsp. clarified milk/oil in a wide-mouthed vessel. Add the rice and fry a little, add green chilies and salt to taste and enough water for the rice to cook. When the rice is cooked, spread it on a plate and remove the spices. Make a mixture of the chopped Kothmir, mint, mixed spices and fried onion and keep aside. Smear the inside of another wide-mouthed and thick bottomed vessel with clarified milk. Spread a layer of rice in it and cover it with half the chicken. Sprinkle half of the pudina mixture and juice of a lime. Put a layer of rice followed by a chicken layer and finish with a final layer of rice. Sprinkle the rice with saffron milk and some clarified milk. Cover tightly and cook for twenty minutes over slow fire. Serve hot.

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