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4 delicious biryani recipes

March 13, 2007
The biryani, made by cooking rice and vegetables together in different blends of spices, is a hot favourite all over India. This two-in-one hottie is a mouthwatering dish, enjoyed by one and all.

The only problem many face is making a tasty biryani. offers you easy steps to make a simple biryani.

Chicken Biryani


1 1/2 kg chicken
1 kg basmati rice
1 kg onions, finely chopped
1 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup ginger garlic paste
2 cups sour curds
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp garam masala powder
5 tez patta (bay leaves)
2 dalchini cinnamon pieces
5 cloves
2 big cardamoms
2 small cardamoms


Mix the curds, lime juice, and two tablespoon ginger garlic paste.

Marinate the chicken in this mixture for an hour.

Fry the onions with half of the whole spices till golden brown and keep them aside.

Fry the remaining ginger garlic paste, add turmeric and chilly powder and salt.

Add the chicken and cook till it is tender.

Wash and boil the rice with salt and the remaining whole spices.

Put the chicken and rice in layers, sprinkle some fried onions and garam masala powder.

Cook till the rice is done.

Serve with raita.

Text: Masarrat Khan
Also read: A quick-fix Indian meal


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