Shahi chicken biryani Recipe

Shahi Chicken Biryani is a rich and flavorful rice dish that combines succulent chicken pieces with aromatic spices and fragrant basmati rice. This regal dish is a popular choice for special occasions and gatherings. The chicken is marinated in a blend of yogurt and spices, then cooked with caramelized onions and a medley of spices. Layered with partially cooked rice and garnished with fried onions, saffron, and fresh herbs, the biryani is then cooked on low heat to allow the flavors to meld together. Serve this royal biryani with raita and enjoy a truly indulgent meal.

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15minsPrep
45minsCook
1hr total
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45m.Cook
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Ingredients for Shahi chicken biryani Recipe

  • 250 gram Chicken, Cut Into Pieces
  • 1/2 cup Basmati Rice, Soaked For Minutes
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt
  • 1 Onions, Thinly Sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 2.25 cup Water
  • 1 pinch A Saffron Soaked In Tablespoons Of Warm Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Mint Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1 inch Whole Spices: Bay Leaves, Cinnamon Stick, Cloves, Cardamom Pods

Directions: Shahi Chicken Biryani Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a bowl, marinate the chicken with yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, and salt. Let it marinate for at least 1 hour.
  • STEP 2.Heat ghee in a large pan and add whole spices like bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. Saute until fragrant.
  • STEP 3.Add sliced onions and cook until golden brown. Remove half of the onions and set aside for garnishing.
  • STEP 4.Add the marinated chicken to the pan and cook until it is browned and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • STEP 5.In the same pan, add soaked basmati rice and cook for a few minutes. Drain the rice and set aside.
  • STEP 6.Layer the partially cooked rice over the chicken in the pan. Sprinkle saffron soaked in milk, fried onions, and chopped mint and coriander leaves on top.
  • STEP 7.Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and cook on low heat for about 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is fully cooked and the flavors have melded together.
  • STEP 8.Gently fluff the rice with a fork before serving. Serve hot with raita and enjoy the royal flavors of Shahi Chicken Biryani!

Cooking Tips

  • Marinating the chicken for at least 1 hour helps to infuse the flavors and make the chicken tender.
  • Soaking the rice for 30 minutes before cooking helps to achieve perfectly cooked grains.
  • You can add a few drops of rose water or kewra water for an extra aromatic touch.
  • For a vegetarian version, you can replace the chicken with vegetables like carrots, peas, and potatoes.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover Shahi 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 the biryani hot with raita, salad, or pickle for a complete meal.
  • Garnish with fried onions, mint leaves, and coriander leaves before serving to enhance the presentation.
Nutrition
value
652
calories per serving
11 g Fat19 g Protein116 g Carbs21 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    11g
  • Protein
    19g
  • Carbs
    116g
  • Fiber
    21g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    116g
  • Protein
    19g
  • Fiber
    21g

Fats

  • Fat
    11g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    216mg
  • Iron
    9mg
  • Vitamin A
    1094mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    3mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    120mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    58mg
  • Vitamin E
    3mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    242mg
  • Manganese
    10mg
  • Phosphorus
    291mg
  • Selenium
    14mcg
  • Zinc
    5mg
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