Tandoori Masala Chicken Biryani

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Total Time:
2 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 Kg - Chicken
  • 2 tbsp - Curd
  • 1 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 3 tsp - Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - Rajah (Brand) Tandoori masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • (Marinate chicken in the above ingredients and chill for an hour.)
  • Rice: 3 Cups - Basmati Rice - Soak in cold water for about 30-40 mins.
  • To Grind: 4 - Onions
  • 10 - Green chillies
  • 12 Pods - garlic
  • 1 - Ginger
  • 3 - Tomatoes ( or 3 Tbsp - Tomato puree )
  • Grind all of the above to a smooth paste in the blender.

How to Make Tandoori Masala Chicken Biryani

  • Heat vegetable shortening or oil in a pan (3 tbsp), add 4 cloves, 3-4 cinnamon sticks, 2 elaichis, and fry well.
  • Add the ground paste and fry well till oil comes up. Add the marinated chicken and fry well.
  • Cover for some time. Then add the rice and fry well.
  • Add coriander and mint leaves and cook in the rice cooker. Add water just enough to submerge the rice and chicken.
  • Do not pressure cook as again the rice may overcook.
  • Serve with Onion Raita. Also some of the gravy (before adding the rice can be used as a side dish).