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Simple Chicken Biryani

Simple Chicken Biryani
Prep Time
25 Min
Cook Time

1 Hour

Biryani is one of the hit dish on table as people love the mouthwatering taste of biryani. This is a version of Simple Chicken Biryani especially for the beginners.
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Source:  Chef Shireen Anwar
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  • Chicken 1 kg (16 pieces)
  • Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
  • Salt 1 ½ tsp
  • Red chili powder 2 tsp
  • Cinnamon 2 sticks
  • Black pepper corn 6
  • Cloves 2
  • Green cardamom 6
  • Rice ½ kg
  • Black cumin 1 tsp
  • For Yogurt Mixture
  • Yogurt 1 ½ cups
  • Yellow food color ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Ground cardamom ½ tsp
  • Nutmeg powder ½ tsp
  • Saffron ¼ tsp
  • Kewra water 1 tbsp
  • Green chilies 6
  • Green coriander half bunch
  • Mint leaves 15-20
  • For Temper
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Fried onion 1

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Cooking Directions

  1. In a cooking pan put 1 cup water, chicken, ginger garlic paste, salt, red chili, cinnamon sticks, black pepper corn, cloves, and green cardamom. Cover and cook until chicken is done and water dries.

  2. In an other pan add sufficient water, black cumin, salt and boil rice until 80% done.

  3. Drain water out of the rice.

  4. In a bowl mix yogurt, yellow food color, garam masala powder, ground cardamom, nutmeg powder, saffron and kewra water.

  5. Pour this yogurt mixture on chicken and spread layer of rice. Pour oil on top, sprinkle fried onion, green chilies, green coriander and mint. Simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.

  6. Serve warm with raita.

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