How to make it

  • Heat 1/2 cup oil in a pan.Add onions and fry until brown.Remove from oil.
  • Blend tomatoes,yogurt and browned onion to a fine paste in a blender .
  • Add ginger garlic paste and chicken pieces to the oil.
  • Cook on medium to high heat and fry the chicken until it changes its color.
  • Add green cardamoms,large cardamom,cloves,black pepper,cinnamon stick and cumin seeds.
  • Pour the blended mixture and mix well.Add red chillies powder,coriander powder and salt.Add dried plums.
  • Cook on medium heat until chicken is done and only a little gravy is left See Photo. Set aside.
  • Soak rice for 30 minutes in enough water to cover; then drain.
  • Boil water, add cardamom, cinnamon stick, cloves, black pepper and salt and boil rice till 2/3rd done.
  • Drain the water off in a colander. Leave in the colander for a few minute, for all the water to drain out.
  • Add half of the remaining 1/4 cup oil in the pan to coat the base.
  • Spread 1/3 of the rice in a layer at the base of the pan.Now layer with 1/2 of the chicken.
  • Next, layer with half of remaining rice.Place tomato slices,mint leaves,ginger and green chillies on top.
  • Now spread remaining chicken as a layer.
  • Finish with the remaining rice layered on top.
  • Pour remaining oil and orange color dissolved in little water and kewra water(This gives you a few dark orange colored rice grains interspersed in the rest of the rice See Photo. It looks very nice when served).
  • Cook on a very low flame, with the lid tightly closed. This will take 20-30 minutes.
  • Serve hot with fresh salad and raita.

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  • Seb 7 years ago
    This is an interesting receipe. Just a quick question, after the dish is ready, do you need to mix the rice and chicken before you serve or just as it's layered?
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    " It was excellent "
    MrFood ate it and said...
    This is one of my favourite dishes but my favourite rice is those chanay rice they taste awsome you deserve 5 stars
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    " It was excellent "
    lohashim ate it and said...
    You desrve a 5+ really delicious Thanks
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  • annieamie 11 years ago
    What a good recipe! Thank you so much for taking the time to type all of that out for everyone to see. I can't wait to make this for myself!
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  • trevorst 11 years ago
    Looking forward to trying this recipe as I have tried to make Biryani several times and never been happy with the results. Could you tell me the best chicken pieces to use thighs, breast, legs ??? Also would you remove the skin as is typical with Indian food.
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  • ambus 11 years ago
    Thank you all for the compliment on my recipe.I love it. Let me know what U think!:>

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  • sunny 11 years ago
    Great Post - I love Biryani and have made it several times but have not found a recipe I really like. I'll try this one next. = )
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  • shirleyoma 11 years ago
    Yes, I'm falling for this recipe! sounds so good!!
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  • vindee 11 years ago
    Thanks a firm believer that hard work always pays. Have been looking for something like this for ages...
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    " It was excellent "
    dvisscher ate it and said...
    This sounds divine! Mmmmm!
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