Moradabadi Yakhni Chicken Biryani | How to make Moradabadi Yakhni Chicken Biryani

By Zulekha Bose  |  9th Mar 2017  |  
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About Moradabadi Yakhni Chicken Biryani Recipe

Yakhni is an Urdu word which means boiled. This biryani is a symbol dish of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh. In this recipe first chicken and whole spices are boiled in water with some salt and in the same yakhni water biryani rice is prepared. This recipe is very simple and tasty and very light for the tummy.

The delicious and mouthwatering Moradabadi Yakhni Chicken Biryani is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Moradabadi Yakhni Chicken Biryani is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Moradabadi Yakhni Chicken Biryani. Zulekha Bose shared Moradabadi Yakhni Chicken Biryani recipe which can serve 5 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Moradabadi Yakhni Chicken Biryani. Try this delicious Moradabadi Yakhni Chicken Biryani recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Zulekha Bose of Moradabadi Yakhni Chicken Biryani by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Moradabadi Yakhni Chicken Biryani can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Moradabadi Yakhni Chicken Biryani with other users

Moradabadi Yakhni Chicken Biryani

Ingredients to make Moradabadi Yakhni Chicken Biryani

  • Basmati rice - 500 gram (washed and soaked in water for 1 hour )
  • For the yakhni-
  • chicken- 800 gram
  • salt -2 tbsp
  • water -1 litre
  • For the yakhni potli -
  • onion sliced -1big size
  • ginger crushed -1 inch
  • garlic - 6-7 cloves big size
  • Green chilli - 4-5 no or as per taste
  • cumin seeds - 1 tbsp (table spoon)
  • Whole black pepper 8-10 nos.
  • clove - 4 numbers
  • fennel seeds (saunf) -1tsp
  • bay leaf - 2 nos.
  • For the yakhni chicken biryani rice
  • oil - 5 tablespoon
  • Shahi jeera - 1 table spoon
  • Green cardamom - 4 numbers
  • bay leaf - 2
  • onion sliced - 1 big size
  • coriander powder - 1tablespoon
  • cumin powder - 1teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tablespoon
  • Fennel powder(saunf powder) - 1/2 teaspoon
  • tomato chopped - 1 big size
  • ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
  • salt - 1 tablespoon or as per taste
  • chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste
  • lemon - 1 number
  • Milk - 2 tablespoon(optional)
  • kesar or orange colour - 1/4 teaspoon(optional)

How to make Moradabadi Yakhni Chicken Biryani

  1. Clean rice with fresh water and soak in clean water for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Take all the ingredients like cumin, fennel,cinnamon,cardamom,bay leaf, whole pepper, cloves, green chillies, crushed ginger, garlic, sliced onions.
  3. Make a potli from a cotton cloth and add all the ingredients in a potli and tie the knot.
  4. Yakhni potli is ready.
  5. Take 5 litre cooker to this add chicken, 1 litre water , 2 tablespoon salt or as per your taste and add the ready yakhni potli .
  6. Cover the lid of a pressure cooker and cook on high flame till one whistle comes or more it depends on the quality of the chicken. Chicken should be cooked 3/4 only.
  7. Wait for sometime till all the pressure is released. Open the lid and take out the potli.
  8. Squeeze out water from the potli and discard this potli.
  9. Separate the chicken pieces from the water (yakhni or broth)
  10. Preparing for biryani-we need all these ingredients that is oil, bay leaves, shahi jeera ,2-3 green cardamom, onions sliced, ginger garlic paste, cumin powder coriander powder, garam masala powder, tomato chopped.
  11. Heat the pressure cooker on a medium high flame. Add oil, bay leaf, cumin seeds, green cardamom fry for about 30 seconds, add the sliced onion .
  12. Fry till onions turns golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 30 seconds.
  13. Add in boiled chicken and fry for 2-3minutes.
  14. Add in coriander powder, jeera powder, garam masala powder, fennel powder, chilli powder and chopped tomato, salt to taste (or 1 tbsp) fry till tomato turns soft and chicken and masala incorporates well
  15. Add in yakhni(broth) water(one litre aprox) add in 1/2 litre more normal water allow it to boil.
  16. Add in 500gm soaked basmati rice and 1 lemon juice.
  17. Cover the lid of pressure cooker and cook on high flame till one whistle comes.
  18. Switch off the flame and wait till all the pressure is gone. Take two table spoon milk and add few strands of saffron or orange color and mix, pour this on biryani rice and cover the lid.
  19. Open the pressure cooker lid and mix with a serving spoon lightly. Let it rest for 20 -30 min.
  20. Now your yummy Moradabadi yakhni chicken biryani is ready to be serve hot with cucumber, onion curd raita, or mint and coriander chutney.

My Tip:

Rice used in yakhni biryani should be aged more than one year. In a same way you can prepare mutton biryani also.

Reviews for Moradabadi Yakhni Chicken Biryani (3)

Sheena Singh2 years ago

It tried it but it became like halwa. I guess addition of more water made it worse. Cooking rice with whistle is a bad idea in this recipe.

Arpita Parmar2 years ago

Mouthwatering dish dear...:yum:

Sheetal Sharma2 years ago

Delicious and the step by step images are very helpful :)

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