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Kolkata Chicken Biriyani

Moumita Malla
20 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Kolkata Chicken Biriyani RECIPE

Chicken Biriyani is a rice based dish cooked with spices and chicken  . Biriyani comes from the Persian word BERYA (N) which means fried or roasted.Each region of India has its own style of making Biriyani. ..mainly Kashmir,  Hydrabad, Malabar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Delhi, Agra are the main centres of Biriyani. Today i am going to share the recipe of Kolkata Style Chicken Biriyani. ...Kolkata biriyani is inspired by Lucknow biriyani.....it is served with  fried potato and boiled egg. This Biriyani  is really special  for me as it was cooked  by my  hubby.He loves cooking, prefers to enter into the kitchen on weekends. .first time he tried his hands on Biriyani. .and believe me,it came out so perfect and taste was also superb.

Recipe Tags

  • West Bengal
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Ingredients For Meat
  2. Chicken-500 gms
  3. Yogurt-1/2cup
  4. Onion -2 ( chopped )
  5. Ginger paste -1tbsp
  6. Garlic Paste-2tbsp
  7. Turmeric powder -1tsp
  8. Coriander Powder - 1tsp
  9. Red chilly powder - 2tsp
  10. bay leaf-1
  11. Oil-1tsp for marinating
  12. Oil-1/2 cup for cooking
  13. Salt to taste
  14. Ingredients for rice
  15. Basmati Rice -2cupswashed and soaked in water for 15 minutes
  16. Green cardamom - 3
  17. Black cardamom - 2
  18. Chinamon stick - 1inch
  19. Cloves-2
  20. Star anise-1
  21. Oil -2sp
  22. Salt to taste
  23. Ingredients For Biriyani Masala
  24. Chinamon Stick -1 inch ,Green Cardamom - 4 Black cardamom-2 Cloves-4 Nutmeg -1 Sha Jeera-1/2 teaspoon  Black pepper corn -3 Mace-1tsp Star anise-2


  1. Method of making chicken gravu
  2. Marinate chicken with Yougurt, oil, all spices powder,1/2 tsp ginger and 1/2 tsp garlic, salt for 2hrs in the fridge
  3. After 2hrs, take out the chicken from fridge, heat oil in a pan.add bay leaf....chopped  onions.fry till golden brown
  4. Add remaining ginger garlic paste...fry until oil gets separate into the water
  5. Add marinated Chicken....saute it....add salt... cook on medium flame. ..
  6. Add 2cups water...cook  until 3/4part of chicken is done...chicken gravy should be watery....atleast 1 cup
  7. Separate chicken and gravy into two bowls
  8. How to make biriyani rice
  9. Take a small piece of cloth, put all garam masala and tie a knot to make potli. . Take a big pan. .add 4 cups of water..put potli bag..oil and salt Bring it to boil, when the water will start boiling. ..add rice...cook the rice till 3/4th done..drain and spread on a tray
  10. How to make biriyani masala
  11. Roast all the spices in a pan. ..let them cool  and grind to make a fine powder
  12. How to layer biriyani
  13. Take a large heavy bottom pan. ..  Add ghee....add  1/2  portion garam masala ..oi .  ....
  14. Add 1/2cup milk.....mix well.. Add cooked chicken pieces...mix it well. .
  15. Add Chicken Gravy  Add salt ...boiled potatoes Add  Add 1/2 portion of cooked Rice....diluted saffron...rose water and Kewra essence..
  16. Add grated khoya Add remaining rice...1/2 cup milk.... Add boiled eggs
  17. Cover the pan with lid and seal it with atta dough or wet cloth.
  18. Place a thick bottomed tawa on gas stove....keep the biriyani vessel on this tawa...cook for medium flow for 10 minutes...turn off the gas. .let the biriyani stand for another 10 minutes. ..cut the seal ...and sprinkle 2tsp ghee on top...garnish with boiled fried eggs and potatoes
  19. donot mix...otherwise cannot get the both the colour (white and yellow) together. ...serve from each row. ...

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Geetanjali Khanna
Geetanjali Khanna   Nov-23-2017

I really want to try this from a long time.

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