Chicken biryani/biriyani Recipe

Chicken biryani is a flavorful and aromatic rice dish made with basmati rice, tender chicken pieces, and a blend of spices. This popular Indian dish is known for its rich and fragrant flavors, combining the succulent taste of chicken with the aromatic spices like cumin, coriander, and garam masala. The rice is cooked separately and then layered with the cooked chicken and spices, allowing the flavors to meld together. Chicken biryani is a complete meal on its own and is often served with raita or a side salad.

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Ingredients for Chicken biryani/biriyani Recipe

  • 0.33 cup Basmati Rice
  • 83.33 gram Chicken, Cut Into Pieces
  • 0.33 Onions, Thinly Sliced
  • 0.33 tablespoon Oil
  • 0.33 tablespoon Ghee
  • 0.17 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 0.17 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 0.17 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 0.17 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • pinch A Pinch Of Saffron Strands
  • 0.33 tablespoon Warm Milk
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as required Fresh Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Chicken Biryani/biriyani Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Wash and soak basmati rice for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • STEP 2.In a large pan, heat oil and ghee. Add whole spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves.
  • STEP 3.Add sliced onions and cook until golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  • STEP 4.Add chicken pieces and cook until they are no longer pink. Add spices like turmeric, red chili powder, and garam masala.
  • STEP 5.In a separate pot, bring water to a boil and add soaked rice. Cook until the rice is 70% cooked. Drain the rice.
  • STEP 6.Layer the partially cooked rice over the chicken in the pan. Sprinkle saffron-infused milk and fried onions on top.
  • STEP 7.Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and cook on low heat for 20-25 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  • STEP 8.Once cooked, gently fluff the rice with a fork and serve hot with raita or a side salad.

Cooking Tips

  • Marinating the chicken with yogurt and spices for a few hours before cooking enhances the flavor.
  • Soaking the rice helps in achieving long and fluffy grains.
  • To infuse a rich aroma, soak saffron strands in warm milk and use it for layering the rice.
  • For a vegetarian version, you can replace chicken with vegetables or paneer.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover chicken biryani can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the biryani in a microwave or on the stovetop with a little water to prevent it from drying out.
  • Serve chicken biryani hot as a main course dish, garnished with fresh coriander leaves and fried onions.
Nutrition
value
1183
calories per serving
39 g Fat61 g Protein144 g Carbs9 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    39g
  • Protein
    61g
  • Carbs
    144g
  • Fiber
    9g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    144g
  • Protein
    61g
  • Fiber
    9g

Fats

  • Fat
    39g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    135mg
  • Iron
    12mg
  • Vitamin A
    25mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    17mg
  • Vitamin B6
    1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    47mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    7mg
  • Vitamin E
    2mg
  • Copper
    1mcg
  • Magnesium
    220mg
  • Manganese
    5mg
  • Phosphorus
    775mg
  • Selenium
    48mcg
  • Zinc
    7mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp