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Shahjahani Biryani

Shahjahani Biryani
Prep Time
40 Mins
Cook Time

40 Mins

Shahjahani Biryani is inspired from Mughal cuisine. Marinade chicken creates a mouthwatering taste along almonds and pistachio. It goes great with raita and salad.
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Source:  Chef Shazia
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  • Rice 1 kg
  • Chicken ½ kg
  • Ginger garlic paste 2 tbsp
  • Whole dry coriander 1 tsp
  • Milk 2 tbsp
  • Red chili powder 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Yogurt 1 cup
  • Oil ½ cup
  • Tomato 5 (sliced)
  • Almond 8
  • Onion 3 (fine chopped)
  • Green chili 6
  • Pistachio 10
  • Cloves 4-5
  • Saffron 1 pinch
  • Cinnamon stick 1lemon half
  • Salt to taste

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Cooking Directions

  1. Marinade chicken with salt, ginger garlic paste and ¼ cup yogurt and leave for 30 minutes.

  2. Heat oil and fry onion. Remove half onion in a plate and keep aside.

  3. In remaining onion add marinade chicken, red chili powder, turmeric, garam masala powder, dry coriander and tomato. Cook it for 5 minutes.

  4. Now add remaining yogurt and green chilies. Cook until chicken tender and thick masala left.

  5. Stir in almond and pistachio; remove from heat.

  6. Add lemon juice, salt, cloves and cinnamon in water and boil rice until 80% rice is cooked. Drain the water.

  7. Now take a wide bottom cooking pan and spread a layer of chicken then rice, again chicken and rice.

  8. Mix saffron in milk and sprinkle over rice. Simmer about 10-12 minutes.

  9. Serve delicious birayni with raita and salad.

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