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Chicken Biryani

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Occasion: Any   Total servings: 6
Cuisine: Pakistani   Calories:
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Chicken Biryani recipe by Zzz at DesiRecipes.com.
Biryani is a combination of rice with meat, chicken, shrimp, vegetables or fish. It is a meal within itself serve with raita or salad.


Ingredients
3-4 onions
3-4 tomatoes cut in to cubes
2 tsp coriander powder
red chilli powder (according to your own taste)
1/2 tsp haldiClick to find more about haldi
SaltClick to find more about Salt to taste
2 tbsp gingergarlic paste
ChickenClick to find more about Chicken (around 12 cut pieces)
Rice 2 cups (half cooked)
Yellow food colouring powder


Preparation
Chop the onions and add oil to a cooking pot.
When the oil gets a little hot add the onionClick to find more about onion and fry till it gets light brown.
Then add tomatoes and the gingerClick to find more about ginger garlicClick to find more about garlic paste.
Add coriander powder, haldiClick to find more about haldi, red chili powder and saltClick to find more about salt and cook for a while. In the meantime drain out the water from the half cooked rice.
Now add the chickenClick to find more about chicken in the mixture.
Add a little water if the mixture is dried.
Cook in medium flame till the chickenClick to find more about chicken gets tender and flavoured.
Now take a another cooking pot and put a layer of the half cooked rice into it. then put a layer of the cooked chickenClick to find more about chicken along with the sauce on top of the layer of rice.
Spread another layer of rice on top of the chickenClick to find more about chicken and then place another layer of chickenClick to find more about chicken on top of the rice.
Go on adding layers.
Take half a glass of water and add 1/4 tsp of yellow food colouring into the water.
Add this water in to the rice mixture and cover it.
Cook till rice is cooked. in the meantime slice an onionClick to find more about onion and fry it in oil till light brown.
When the rice mixture is cooked add this oil on top of the rice and cook on very low flame for another 5 minutes.
Serve hot!!!



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There are 12 comment(s) for this recipe.
by Anonymous 2/5 Stars
nice reciepe

Sun Sep 20, 2015

by Anonymous 2/5 Stars
nice reciepe

Sun Sep 20, 2015

by Anonymous No Rating
Why dont you add yogurt to it? I saw some other type of biryani where yogurt was used.

Sat Feb 08, 2014

by Anonymous No Rating
perfect

Thu Sep 06, 2012

by sadaf 5/5 Stars
its easy , i appreciate all , who upload all these recipes , n made life easy :)

Fri Apr 20, 2012

by Rabiah Khan 4/5 Stars
I love this recepi it makes chicken biryani seem alot easier to make....cant wait to try this out...many thanks for shring it with us! x

Fri Dec 16, 2011

by Anonymous No Rating
Instead of the yellow food dye, wouldn't it be better to add tumeric? It doesn't take that much to add a very nice yellow color. I tell you, as a girl from the U.S. Pakistani and other middle eastern cuisine seems overwhelming at times, but this recipe sounds absolutely delicious.

Sun Aug 14, 2011

by Anonymous No Rating
How do you half cook the rice? are you supposed to drain the water and then add the rice?? I'm not familiar with this type of cooking... please help!!!

Fri Nov 19, 2010

by Anonymous No Rating
@ sabika. it say 3-4. meaning 3 or 4.. depending on size..

Sat Nov 13, 2010

by Anonymous 5/5 Stars
Good and easy recpie

Fri Aug 27, 2010

by sabica 1/5 Star
r u ______ 34 onion and 34 tomatoes ufffffff kia ye piaz temater ke chatni hai...LOL

Tue Jan 05, 2010

by Sonia 5/5 Stars
I love it this is easy way to cook

Fri May 22, 2009


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