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Chicken Biryani

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5 from 3 votes
Chicken biryani is an aromatic, mouth-watering and authentic Indian dish with succulent chicken in layers of fluffy rice and fragrant spices
Chicken Biryani

Chicken biryani is an aromatic, mouth-watering and authentic Indian dish with succulent chicken in layers of fluffy rice and fragrant spices. This chicken recipe is easier than most recipes but retains the authentic.  

A Pakistani chicken biryani recipe that is filled with vibrant colours and bursting with flavour from the array of spices and herbs. Biryani might seem like a challenging and demanding dish but with this chicken dum biryani recipe you will be able to make the best chicken biryani to please all your guests.

It tastes so good that you will be able to serve it up even a few days later. Sure to become a family favourite, this easy chicken biryani is not too spicy and is perfect for a weeknight dinner alongside homemade raita.

Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani

Chicken biryani is an aromatic, mouth-watering and authentic Indian dish with succulent chicken in layers of fluffy rice and fragrant spices.
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 573

Ingredients

Boiling Rice:

  • 2 tsp Salt/Namak
  • 400 g Rice

Chicken Masala:

  • 500 g Chicken
  • 25 ml Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Bay Leaves/Tez Paat
  • ½ tsp. Black Peppercorns
  • ½- inch Cinnamon Stick/Darchini
  • ½ tsp. Cloves/Laung
  • 2 Black Cardamoms/Bari Elachi
  • 3 Green Cardamoms/Choti Elachi
  • ½ tsp. Cumin Seeds/Jeera
  • 2 Onions/Pyaz finely diced
  • 5 Garlic Cloves/Lehsan chopped
  • ½- inch Ginger/Adrak crushed
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 tsp. Salt/Namak
  • 2 tsp. Chilli Powder/Laal Mirch Powder
  • 2 tsp. Garam Masala
  • ½ tsp. Turmeric Powder/Haldi
  • ½ tsp. Coriander Powder/Dhaniya Powder
  • ½ tsp. Black Pepper/Kali Mirch Powder
  • 75 g Yoghurt/Dahi
  • 150 g Potatoes/Aloo
  • Coriander/Dhaniyaa finely chopped

Layering:

  • 2 Green Chillies/Hari Mirch finely chopped
  • Coriander/Dhaniyaa finely chopped

Instructions

  • In a bowl wash the rice until the water runs clear then leave it to soak it in cold water for at least 30 minutes
  • In a pot heat up the vegetable oil on medium heat until hot then add the bay leaves, peppercorns, cinnamon stick, cloves, black cardamoms and green cardamoms and sauté the whole spices for a few minutes until fragrant
  • Add the sliced onions, garlic cloves, ginger and salt then cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes until the onions are softened
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for a further 3-4 minutes
  • Add the garam masala, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and cumin seeds then cook for 10-15 minutes until the spices are cooked
  • Add the chicken and cookon medium heat for 10-12 minutes until the colour of the chicken changes
  • Whilst the chicken is cooking, boil the rice until almost cooked and drain
  • Add the yoghurt and mix before cooking for another 10 minutes
  • Drain the rice and layer the rice, chicken masala, green chillies and coriander
  • Cover with lid and allow to cook for 20-25 minutes on low heat
  • Your chicken biryani is ready!

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Nutrition

Calories: 573kcal
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I’m Sadia, the person behind The Aziz Kitchen. A 20-and-some year-old Muslim aspiring doctor and writer who loves to experiment with cooking, baking and all things food. On this blog you will find my favourite, delicious, family-friendly recipes.

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