Kolkata Style Chicken Biryani | How to make Kolkata Style Chicken Biryani

By sangita banerjee  |  16th Apr 2018  |  
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About Kolkata Style Chicken Biryani Recipe

ried my hand on this typical kolkata style biryani — which you will not get anywhere else in India other than Kolkata — ( The City Of Joy )

Kolkata Style Chicken Biryani

Ingredients to make Kolkata Style Chicken Biryani

  • 2 cups of Basmati rice
  • 500 gm of chicken ( cut in medium-sized pieces)
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 3 tbsp of ginger garlic and green chilli paste
  • 5 big sliced onions
  • 6 to 7 tbsp of ghee
  • 4 big sized par boiled potato cut in medium-sized cube
  • Vegetable oil for cooking
  • 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp of kewra water
  • 2 drops Mitha Attar
  • Biryani Spice ( Most Imp)
  • 1 tsp of shahi jeera
  • 1 tsp of coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 1 tsp of white pepper
  • 2 to 3 black cardamom
  • 5 to 6 green cardamom
  • 1 whole nutmeg (jaiphal)
  • 2 whole maces ( javetri flower)
  • 5 to 6 cloves
  • 1 to 2 cinnamon sticks

How to make Kolkata Style Chicken Biryani

  1. Dry roast all the whole spices on hot tawa , till they release their aroma , take off the heat let it cool for sometime and then grind them together to get a powdered spice
  2. Soak rice for half an hour then to prepare the rice , boil required amount of water and drop some 4 to 5 cardamom , cloves and 1 cinnamon stick
  3. then add in the rice to the boiling water , cook till it is three fourth done , drain it and spread it on a plate.
  4. Marinate chicken pieces in ginger, garlic , green chilli paste , curd , some salt for 1 hour.
  5. Fry the onions till dark brown in colour — keep it aside. Fry the boiled potatoes and keep aside .
  6. Soak some saffron in warm milk and add in the biryani spice , some kewra water and mitha attar, — keep it aside
  7. Now heat oil in a kadai , add in the marinated chicken pieces , add in some salt , and turmeric powder and cook on low flame , till the chicken is done and oil oozes out.
  8. Assembling :
  9. Now that all the elements of biryani are ready we need to do the assembling.
  10. Take a heavy bottomed vessel. on the bottom place 2 to 3 potatoes and some chicken then on top of it put a layer of rice
  11. sprinkle some saffron and spice mix, some salt , some ghee and put in some of the caramelised onions.
  12. Then repeat the same step with first the potaotoes and chicken and then topping it off with rice layer .
  13. Last layer should be that of rice and top of it add again some onion , biryani spice mix , saffron milk and lastly a dollop of ghee.
  14. Cover the pan with an aluminium foil and then cover it with a lid and put it on stove on low flame for 15 to 20 minutes .
  15. Your Kolkata Style biryani is ready to be served with some raita —-

Reviews for Kolkata Style Chicken Biryani (1)

Reema Garg2 years ago

Would love to try this.