Shahi biryani – Shahi chicken biryani

September 12, 2011

Shahi chicken biryani is a delicious biryani preparation made with indian spices..Here goes the easy recipe...


Basmati rice:1 kg

Chicken:1 kg

Tomatoes:1/2 kg

Onions:1.5 kgs

Ginger-garlic paste:2 tbsp

Tamarind juice:1/2 cup

Green chillies:3

Coriander seeds:2tbsp

Cinnamon sticks:6



Black pepper:15

Cumin:1 tbsp


Cashew nuts:15

Chilli pow (Read more...) tbsp

Cumin powder:2 tsp

Coriander powder:1tbsp

Coriander leaves:2 sprigs

Mint leaves:handful

Kewra essence:10 drops

Food colour:yellow and orange

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

Milk:3/4 cup


Marinate the chicken in salt and deep fry...Keep this aside..

Par boil the rice along with cashews,salt and mint leaves...

Drain the excess water off the cooked rice..

Divide the rice in to three parts on to three different plates..

Leave one portion white and colour the other two as yellow and orange respectively..

In a cup of oil fry the the sliced onions and all the other ingredients and saute on medium heat until masala is cooked and the oil seperates...

Add the chicken pieces and stir until the masala coats the chicken...

Add tamarind juice and salt and then cover for a few minutes until the chicken is done...

In a seperate pan arrange the layers of rice and chicken alternatively...

In the 3/4 cup of milk add a few drops of kewra essence and sprinkle over the top...

Now seal the lid of the pan with dough so that the biryani gets cooked in its own steam..

Leave on low fire for 10 to 15 minutes..

When done serve hot with any salad...

Enjoy the shahi chicken biryani..

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