Monday, September 14, 2009

Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

Hyderabadi Biryani is a popular non vegetarian variety of Biryani. It is basically made from basmathi rice and mutton.I used chicken here instead of mutton.As it is seen mainly in the Hyderabad it is named as Hyderabadi Biryani.


Basmathi Rice -1/2 kg
Onions(sliced) -1(big)
Green chilli -4
Cinnamon-1/2 stick
Bay leaves -2
Badiyan -3 flowers
Turmeric powder -1 tsp
cardamom -3
shajeera -1 tsp
Butter  -1/4 stick(shredded)
oil -4 tbsp
Boneless chicken -1 kg
Gingergarlic paste -3 tbsp
coriander leaves -1 bunch
mint -1/2 cup
Red chilli powder -1 tbsp
Garam masala powder -1tsp
coriander powder -1 tsp
chicken biryani masala - 1 tsp(i prefer shan)
curd -1 cup
oil -1 tbsp
Salt as requires(adjust the salt as per ur taste)


1.Marinate chicken pieces with ingredients listed below under marination for half an hour.
2.Wash the basmathi  rice and soak it in water for 30 minutes.
3.Heat oil in a pan and add the cloves,cinnamon,bayleaves,badiyan,cardamamom and slitted green chilli to it.
4.Add the sliced onions and fry them untill it becomes slightly brown.Now add marinated chicken pieces to it and cook untill it is 90% done.
5.Boil water in a pan.When water starts boiling add oil,shajeera,basmathi rice,salt(water should not be salty) and cook untill rice is 75% done.
6.Drain out the water completely and spread it over the prepared chicken.
7.Preheat the oven at 350F for 10 minutes
8.Spread the saffron colour,coriander leaves.shredded butter over the rice layer and put it in the oven for 30 minutes( instead u can do this on stovetop by covering the pan with lid tightly and cooking it on low flame for 30 minutes).
     Now Mouthwatering Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani is ready for serving.Enjoy it with Raita or Baingan barta.Please post ur comments on this recipe

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