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Muradabadi chicken biryani

15 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Muradabadi chicken biryani RECIPE

Happy to share with you all a super hit Indian receipe from Muradabadi cuisine. I think there are many people like me who are too much addicted to biryani. I have tried a lot of Indian biryanis but this is unique for its aroma that comes from the freshly ground spices. This one is my favourite. Served them with raita or red n green chilli chutneys.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Dinner Party
  • UP
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. XXL basmati rice 500 gms
  2. Chicken 1 kg
  3. 1 litre water
  4. FOR POTLI :
  5. 1 big size sliced onion
  6. 4 green chillies
  7. 2 inch ginger sliced
  8. (6 garlic, 8-10 cloves, 4 green cardamoms, 2 black cardamoms, 1tsp cumin seeds, 1dagad fool,1 inch Cinnamon, 1 Javitri, 10 peppercorns, 1 Bay leaf ) ,
  9. 1/2 tsp hing
  10. For masala :
  11. 2 tbsp Oil
  12. 1 bay leaf
  13. 2 Green Cardamoms
  14. 6 cloves
  15. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  16. 1 tsp shahi jeera
  17. 2 big size onions
  18. 8 green chillies
  19. 10-15 mint leaves
  20. Chopped coriander leaves
  21. 2 medium size tomatoes
  22. 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  23. Salt to taste
  24. 1 tsp garam masala powder
  25. 1 tsp corinder powder
  26. 1 tsp cumin powder
  27. 2 tsp red chilli powder
  29. 1 tsp keora jal
  30. 1/2 tsp red food colour
  31. 1/2 tsp yellow food colour
  32. Chopped coriander leaves
  33. Juice of 1 lemon
  34. 1tbsp Ghee (optional)


  1. Wash and soak the rice for half n hour.
  2. Put vinegar in chicken pieces & keep them aside for 10 mins.
  3. After 10 mins wash & drain the chicken pieces. Put garlic paste in it and leave them till you prepare the potli.
  4. Now take one cotton cloth for potli put the potli ingredients like onion, garlic, ginger, green chillies, bay leaves, cardamoms, cloves, dagad fool, Javitri, cumin seeds etc.
  5. Now make the potli like this.
  6. Take a pressure cooker place 1 litre water in it now add garlic chicken pieces, 2 tbsp salt and the prepared potli.
  7. Cover the lid and take them a whistle in high flame then turn off the flame.
  8. Let the pressure release. Now open the lid take out the potli.
  9. Squeeze species juice from the potli like this.
  10. And transfer the chicken & broth water in another bowl.
  11. Now Heat oil in the pressure cooker put cumin seeds, bay leaf, cardamoms n cloves, once they splutter.
  12. Add onions, ginger garlic paste and saute till golden/pinkish in colour.
  13. Put chopped tomatoes, green chillies and saute. Add cumin powder, coriander powder, red Chilli powder n salt.
  14. Now add chicken pieces.
  15. Add Garam masala powder, chopped Coriander leaves, mint leaves and half lemon juice.
  16. Now put chicken broth water in it and give a boil. Now add half (250 gms) soaked Basmati rice in it.
  17. Allow to give a whistle, now turn off the flame. Wait till they release its pressure. Pour red and yellow food colour in it.
  18. Now take a degchi boil some water in it add Garam masala powder, salt, refined oil 1 tsp and another half soaked rice (250 gms).
  19. When the rice cooked more than 3/4th turn the flame off and drain it.
  20. Time to give a layer. Take one big semi flat bottomed bowl remove biryani from the pressure cooker, put white steamed rice on it, drop 1 tbsp refined oil or ghee, squeeze half lemon juice and 1 tsp keora jal. Now cover the lid for atleast 10mins.
  21. Give a good light hand mix & Sprinkle Coriander leaves.
  22. Serve your flavoured Yummy hot biryani with the onion salad, veggies raita and chutneys.

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Zeenath Muhammad Amaanullah
Zeenath Muhammad Amaanullah   Aug-29-2017


hida himaaz
hida himaaz   Aug-23-2017

Superrrr,tasty dikh raha hi priya,jaroor try krenge:yum::yum::yum::yum::yum::yum::yum:

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