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Lucknowi Biryani

Lucknowi Biryani
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time

50 Mins

Biryani is everyone's favorite rice dish. Lucknowi biryani is the royal biryani of Mughals. Try out this recipe of Lucknowi biryani.
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  • Chicken, cut into pieces 400 gm
  • Garlic, ginger chopped 24 gm
  • Onion chopped 12 gm
  • Milk 1/2 liter
  • Basmati rice 400 gm
  • Saffron 2 pinches
  • Chicken stock 1/2 cup
  • Desi ghee 60 gm
  • Mixed dry fruit 60 gm
  • Onions 250 gm
  • All-spice grounded 2 tbsp
  • Green chillies 60 gm
  • Mint leaves a bunch
  • Coriander leaves a bunch
  • Green cardamom 10 gm
  • White pepper 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Crushed red chillies to taste

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Cooking Directions

  1. Heat a pan. Heat ghee in it and add cardamom.

  2. When it begins to crackle, add ginger-garlic and onion.

  3. Saute till onion becomes transparent.

  4. Add chicken and saute till dry.

  5. Add green chili, milk, salt, red chillies, mint leaves, all-spice, white pepper and chicken stock and cook for 15 minutes.

  6. When the chicken is ready, remove from pan and reduce the sauce to make thick gravy.

  7. Cook rice separately with cardamom in salted water.

  8. Flavor some of the rice with saffron.

  9. To assemble, arrange rice on a plate, add chicken and gravy, and top with saffron rice.

  10. Garnish with coriander leaves, fried onion and mixed dry fruit.

  11. Serve with papad, raita and pickle.

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Comments posted by users for Lucknowi Biryani recipe:

  1. Like it

    on Aug 11 2014 8:58AM Report Abuse JITENDRA PRASAD TIWARI
  2. sorry, but this is not the correct way of making lucknow biryani..................

    on Apr 29 2012 7:52AM Report Abuse SHAGUFTA KHAN
  3. a typical Lucknowi biryani will not have mint leaves and the biryani will not be served with Papad and Pickle in Licknow.

    on Aug 13 2011 8:33AM Report Abuse SHUJA KIDWAI

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