Layered Chicken Biryani

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Total Time:
2 hours
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • Chicken - 3 lbs
  • Onion - 300 gm
  • Ginger - 2 inch piece
  • Garlic - 4 cloves
  • Green chilli - 4
  • Tomato - 1, medium size
  • Vinegar - 1 tbsp
  • Curd - 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder 1.5 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Garam masala 1/2 tsp
  • Biryani masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Ingredients for Rice:
  • Basmati rice - 3 cups
  • Sandwich cheese - 3 slices
  • Kewra water - 4 drops
  • Cinnamon - 2 inch piece
  • Cardamom - 6 | Cloves - 8
  • Saffron - 1 pinch
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Butter - 50 gm

How to Make Layered Chicken Biryani

  • Cut the chicken into 1.5 inch pieces, wash and drain.
  • Cut onion, ginger, garlic, green chilli, tomato in small pieces and blend to a paste.
  • Marinate the chicken with curd, vinegar, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and the ginger-garlic paste for an hour or more.
  • Take the rice in the rice cooker, add 6 cups of water and all the ingredients for rice - except butter - and set it to cook.
  • Now, heat a heavy bottomed pan, pour the oil and then the marinated chicken and cook till the chicken is soft.
  • Add salt, cover with a lid and cook till it is tender.
  • Add the garam masala and the biriyani masala.
  • Take another heavy bottomed pan, heat it, add the butter and turn off the oven.
  • Add the cooked rice in butter and mix slowly and carefully so that the rice grains don't break.
  • Take the serving tray, pour a layer of rice, add a layer of chicken and then another layer of rice and then chicken.
  • Lastly, sprinkle some rice over the chicken and cover the serving tray.

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