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Bohri Chicken Biryani

Bohri Chicken Biryani
Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time

50 Mins

4 - 6
This bohri chicken is very light, requires no plums (no alubhukaray), no tomatoes, a very simple yet delicious bohri chicken biryani recipe, that you can make at any festive occasion.
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  • Rice 1/2 kg
  • Chicken - 8 pieces 1/2 kg
  • Whole garam masala for boiling rice
  • Green chillies
  • Cloves of garlic
  • Ginger
  • Potatoes
  • Red chilli powder
  • Black cardamom (Bari elaichi) 1
  • Cinammon stick, 1
  • Cloves (Long) 5-6
  • Black peppercorns (Kali mirchay) 5-6
  • Zeera 1 tsp
  • Yoghurt - beaten 1/2 cup
  • Salt 2 1/2 tsp
  • Tumeric (Haldi) 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder (Lal mirch) 1 tsp
  • Onion - browned, and crushed lightly 1
  • Mace 1/4 tsp
  • Nutmeg (Javartri) 1/4 tsp
  • Green cardamom powder (Choti elaichi) 1/4 tsp
  • Oil 3/4 cup
  • Saffron 1/8th tsp
  • Kewra essance 1 tsp
  • Yellow colouring as required
  • Coriander leaves chopped 2 tbsp
  • Green chillies 5-6
  • Mint leaves 10-12

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Cooking Directions

  1. To Boil Rice: Soak rice for 30 mins, in boiling water, add 1 tbsp salt, and whole garam masala boil rice so they are half done.

  2. To Make Hara Masala: Add in a blender 7-8 green chillies, 7-8 cloves of garlic, 1 inch ginger and make a paste.

  3. To make Chicken Masala: Heat pan on medium flame, add 3/4 oil.

  4. Add 1 black cardamom (bari elaichi), 1 cinammon stick, 5-6 cloves (Long) and 5-6 black peppercorns (kali mirchay) and 1 tsp zeera and followed by chicken.

  5. Then add hara masala and mix chicken.

  6. Add potatoes and mix.

  7. Add 2 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp haldi, 1 tsp Red chilli (lal mirch).

  8. Add 1 cup little water to help and then add yoghurt and mix.

  9. Add browned onion, jafel, javartri, choti elaichi (green cardamom) powder.

  10. Cover with lid, and let it cook on medium-low heat.

  11. Once the chicken is almost cooked, add fresh chopped coriander leaves, green chillies and mint leaves, mix and cover.

  12. Once the water is evaporated and chicken is cooked, remove from heat.

  13. In the chicken pan, put the potatoes and chicken pieces against the sides of the pan, so that it forms a ring.

  14. There will be oil and masala left in centre of the pan.

  15. Then cover with the rice, without mixing.

  16. In a bowl dissolve yellow colour, saffron and kewra essance, and sprinkle over on one side of the rice.

  17. Sprinkle 2-3 tsp of oil over the rice as well.

  18. Cover with lid, and on very low heat, put the biryani on dum (steam) for 10 mins.

  19. Note: You can make this chicken biryani with red meat, just add potatoes and other masala (spices) once the meat has cooked.

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Comments posted by users for Bohri Chicken Biryani recipe:

  1. love the concept of no tomatoes

    on Jan 10 2015 6:00AM Report Abuse KANIZA
  2. What do you mean by whole garam masala? Is it different form the garam masala powder? Also how much do we have to use?

    on Nov 12 2014 8:48PM Report Abuse LULUA BAHRAINWALA
  3. nice receipt

    on Sep 12 2011 4:38PM Report Abuse HUZEFA

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