Hyderabadi Biryani Recipe

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Rated : 4 Stars
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Hyderabadi Biryani Recipe is a famous and authentic Chicken Biryani. It's easy to make and is a specialty of Hyderabad.

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How to Make Hyderabadi Biryani Recipe

  • Step 1:
  • In a bowl all the marinade ingredients and make a smooth paste.
  • Apply this paste all over the meat.
  • Cling wrap the meat and let sit in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours or overnight.
  • Step 2:
  • While the marinated meat is in the fridge prepare the long grain rice.
  • Pre-soak the basmati rice in water for 10-15 minutes or follow the instructions mentioned on the cover.
  • Cook the rice with all the condiments as well the saffron strands soaked in water.
  • Once part cooked strain in a colander and keep aside giving a gentle stir ensuring it is only par boiled.
  • Keep aside.
  • Step 3:
  • In a heavy bottom wok add ghee and oil and heat.
  • Add the onions and fry till brown. Caramelize with the sugar.
  • Add the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, and continue to fry with onions.
  • Add chopped tomato and fry till mashed.
  • Reduce heat completely and add milk.
  • Add the spice powders and stir well ensuring the milk is not curdled.
  • Add the marinated meat to this masala.
  • Give a good stir to ensure the masala is well incorporated.
  • Add the biryani masala, an important ingredient for biryani.
  • Cover and let it simmer.
  • Ensure the meat is not completely cooked.
  • It should be cooked medium rare.
  • Once done half, remove from flame and keep aside.
  • Step 4:
  • Take a broad mouthed vessel with heavy base to prepare biryani.
  • Add a layer of ghee rice, followed by onion, coriander, ghee, and saffron milk, top it with the cooked meat.
  • Repeat the process till all the rice and meat is well placed.
  • Cover the vessel with a heavy lid or place a heavy object over the lid.
  • You could use the technique of dum biryani to cook it further or.
  • Let it cook for 20-25 minutes over medium heat.
  • Once done remove from heat but do not open the lid for at least 10 minutes.
  • Break off the seal, gradually fold the rice ensuring you don't break the long grain.
  • Garnish and serve with yogurt and accompaniments of your choice.