Hydrabadi Chicken Biryani

Recipe of Hydrabadi Chicken Biryani

Step 1: Make the marinade by mixing all the ingredients together in a big bowl, add the Chicken pieces to it leave the Marinate Chicken in the fridge for at least 2 hours (or better overnight)

Step 2: When marination cycle of Chicken is done, prepare the Rice. Wash it and soak it in cool water for 30 minutes.

Step 3: Now get the Rice boiled with water (don not use a cooker as the aroma gets out) boil the Rice in a pot of water with a lid till the Rice gets enough cooked. In the meantime, take one more big pot, spray it with some Oil and add marinated Chicken and marinate the pot with Chicken stew make sure you poke a few knifes in the Chicken it add the flavor.

Step 4: When the Rice is ready, drain the excess water and spread it on top of the Chicken

Step 5: Add the Mint and Coriander leaves, the fried Onions and the saffron water

Step 6: Put a tight lid on and put the pot and cook it on low flame for 20-25 minutes, with a top flat pan for extra heat spread, stir in the Rice in the middle but do not overdo it as it can break the Rice. For topping add the topping in a small frying pan stir fry them on high flame and add it on the Biryani

Step 7: Serve with Pappudum and a Riata/Curd

Hydrabadi Chicken Biryani
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Servings:  3-4
Prep Time:  15 Minutes
Total Time:  45 Minutes

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500 grams Chicken chopped to pieces tender if possible • 4-5 spoons Yogurt • 2 Bay leaves 5 large Onions • 25-30 Black Peppercorns • 3 inch Cinnamon stick • 1 tbsp Oil + to deep fry • ½ tbsp Caraway Seeds/Jeera • 10 Cloves 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil 1 tbsp Lemon juice • 1 tbsp Turmeric Powder • 1 tbsp Ginger paste • 1 tbsp Garlic paste 1 tbsp Garam Masala get it at any Indian store • 1 tbsp Red chilli powder • 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander leaves, Torn • 2 tbsp Fresh Mint leaves, Torn • 4 tbsp Pure Ghee or Butter • 2 Black Cardamoms Salt as per taste Rice • 1 1/2 cups Long grained Basmati Rice (do not use any other variety as aroma is very important ) • 1 tbsp Salt 1 tbsp Oil (Vegetable but Olive Oil can be used for health purposes ) Toppings • 1 Onion dices and shallow fried 1/2 bunch Coriander leaves 1/2 spoon saffron/ kesar with Water and Salt • 2 tbsp Almonds 2 tbsp raisins 2 tbsp Cashewnuts 7 Green Cardamoms

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