Monday, February 18, 2013

Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

Finely chopped onion – 2 cups
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Pudina – ½ cup
Coriander leaves – ½ cup
Lime juice – ½ piece
Food color / Saffron strings soaked in milk.
Butter – ½ stick
Oil – 3 Tsp

For chicken marination
Chicken – 2 lbs / 1 kg
Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 2 tsp
Red chilli powder – 4 Tsp
Green chillies – 5
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Lime juice – 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Marinate chicken and leave it for 2 hours.

For rice
Rice – 3 cups
Water – 5 cups
Whole garam masala – 2 Tsp
Salt to taste

For rice
  1. Wash the rice and soak it in water for 30 mins.
  2. In a bowl add water and bring it to boil.
  3. Add whole garam masala, drained rice, salt and cook until ¾ done.

For chicken
  1. In a pan heat butter and oil.
  2. Add onion and fry till it becomes brown color.
  3. Take some fried onions and keep it aside.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste to the onion pan and fry for 2 mins.
  5. Add marinated chicken and mix well.
  6. Cover it with lid and cook until half cooked.

For Biryani
  1. In a heavy bottomed pan, Add drained and cooked rice for bottomed layer.
  2. Above that add cooked chicken, above that fried onion pieces, pudina leaves, coriander leaves.
  3. Above that cooked rice, chicken, fried onions, pudina, coriander leaves.
  4. The upper layer must be rice. Sprinkle dissolved food colour / saffron milk.
  5. Cover it with lid. Attach the lid and pan with Wheat flour dough.
  6. By this way it can’t release steam.
  7. Cook on low flame for 30 – 45 mins.
  8. After 30 mins remove the lid, Mix well. Serve.
Linking to:
Cook like a Celebrity Chef event by Food Corner.



  1. Looks so yummy and makes me hungry now, i always love hydrabadi biryani.

  2. my all time fav, love to have it now.

  3. Delicious chicken biriyani, love it.

  4. delicious biryani, u made me hungry now :-)

  5. yummy chicken biriyani...

  6. i have just had lunch but looking at this briyani, i can have a plate now...

  7. mouthwatering biriyani dear,looks very yummy!!

  8. very aromatic and delicious biryani, looks very inviting!

  9. this looks fabulous... mouth watering...

  10. making me hungry!!looks delicious...
    Thanks for sharing with the event....


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