Restaurant Style Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

This Restaurant style Hyderabadi chicken biryani is very easy to prepare. I like trying different types of biryani. I prepared this Hyderabadi chicken biryani last weekend and the result was too good.

There are two types of Hyderabadi biryani, kachhi biryani and pakki biryani. In kachhi biryani the chicken or mutton will be marinated with spices, fried onions and yoghurt overnight and then layered with rice and cooked on dum. In pakki biryani, the chicken will be cooked first and then layered with rice which is also almost cooked and further cooked on dum. Today we are making pakki biryani. This does not require any Marination hence does not require much time. You must give it a try m sure you will love it too.

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Restaurant Style Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani
 
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Serves: 2kg
Ingredients
  • Chicken 1.5kg cut into medium size pieces
  • Basmati rice 3cups
  • Onion sliced 3 nos
  • Ginger paste 2tbsp
  • Garlic paste 1tbsp
  • Onion thinly sliced 2nos (For brista)
  • Tomato 2nos (each cut into 4 pieces)
  • Curd 200ml
  • Chilli powder 2tsp
  • Corriander powder 2tsp
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Biryani masala powder 3tbsp
  • Corriander leaves chopped
  • Pudina leaves chopped
  • Kewra water 3tsp
  • Ghee 4tbsp
  • Oil 4tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Whole spices for gravy
  • Cinnamon half inch
  • Cloves 3 to 4
  • Elaichi 4 to 5
  • Pepper corns 10 to 12
  • Whole spices for rice
  • Cinnamon 2 pieces
  • Cloves 5 to 6
  • Elaichi 7 to 8
  • Mace 1 piece
  • Star anise 1
  • Bay leaf 2
  • Shahjeera 1tsp
  • Biryani essence few drops optional
  • Yellow color few drops
  • Dough for sealing
Instructions
  1. Soak the rice in water for 30 mins
  2. Wash and keep aside
  3. Boil 8 cups of water add the whole spices and few drops of essence and salt
  4. When the water comes to a boil add the rice and cook it till ¾th done
  5. Drain and keep aside
  6. Heat oil and ghee in a kadai add the two thinly sliced onion and fry till golden brown do not fry for long time else it will taste bitter when it turns light brown remove it as it turns darker when cooled
  7. In the same oil add the whole spices and remaining 3 onions sliced and fry till pale
  8. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for one min
  9. Add the chicken pieces biryani masala powder
  10. Fry for two minutes
  11. Add turmeric powder chilli powder Corriander powder and fry for another 30 secs
  12. Add the curd and mix nicely and cook covered till it is cooked
  13. Add half of the fried onions
  14. Add chopped Corriander leaves mint leaves
  15. add chopped tomato and kewra water and cook for another one minute switch off flame
  16. Add the rice (If u feel there is more gravy then u can take some of it in a seperate bowl)
  17. Add the fried onion chopped Corriander leaves food colour
  18. Place a piece of hot coal in a katori
  19. Place this above your biryani add ghee and cover it with lid immediately
  20. Seal it with dough
  21. And place on low flame for 20 mins
  22. Switch off the flame and leave it for another 10 mins
  23. Serve it hot with some raita

 

Stepwise pictures for Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani:

Boil 8 cups of water add the whole spices and few drops of essence and salt.

 

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When the water comes to a boil add the rice and cook it till 3/4th done Drain and keep aside.

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Heat oil and ghee in a kadai.

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Add two thinly sliced onion.

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Fry until golden brown.

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In the same oil add the whole spices.

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Add in remaining 3 sliced onion.

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Fry till it turns light brown in colour.

 

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Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for one min.

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Add the chicken pieces and biryani masala powder.

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Fry for two minutes.

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Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, corriander powder and fry for another 30 secs.

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Add the curd.

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Mix nicely and cook covered till it is cooked.

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Add half of the fried onions and chopped coriander leaves. 

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Add chopped tomatoes and kewra water.

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Cook for another one minute. Switch off the flame.

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Add the rice. (If u feel there is more gravy then u can take some of it in a separate bowl). img 20171110 wa0007923964606 - Restaurant Style Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

 

Add the remaining fried onion. img 20171110 wa00211164290433 - Restaurant Style Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

 

Add some chopped corriander leaves. img 20171110 wa002493748080 - Restaurant Style Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

 

Sprinkle some food colour. img 20171110 wa00251764500462 - Restaurant Style Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

 

Place a piece of hot coal in a Katori. img 20171110 wa00181935801959 - Restaurant Style Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

 

Add ghee and cover it with the lid immediately. img 20171110 wa00362040339120 - Restaurant Style Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

 

Seal it with dough. img 20171110 wa00081818623794 - Restaurant Style Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

 

Place on low flame for 20 mins. Switch off the flame and leave it for another 10 mins. img 20171110 wa002518403244 - Restaurant Style Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

 

Serve it hot with some raita. img 20171110 wa0022593829155 - Restaurant Style Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

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