Sunday, July 4, 2010

Hyderabadi Chicken Briyani

Briyanis are quite famous and most popular dishes in Hyderabad..Personally i felt this chicken briyani is one of the best and most delicious, fantastic dish which is prepared by cooking the meat and rice in an air tightened pot on very low flame so that the rice is cooked along with the spiced marinated meat and the rice gets the aroma of the meat as the meat get cooked directly from the heat of the flame and rice is cooked with steam coz of the dum cooking, its a length process but its really worth to try of out this droolworthy dish..U have many choice to make out this briyani either by cooking marinated meats or with marinated raw meats..

This briyani is cooked in layers by alternating the meats and half cooked rice,finally the meat and rice get cooked well in simmer flame..I used chicken for making out this briyani, which i marinated with spices and arranged them in fridge overnite, the next day i cooked the rice until they get half cooked along with spices..Also i prepared by cooking chicken for making briyani by sauting them with onions until the chicken pieces get half cooked..Finally i arranged the cooked rice over the sauteed spiced chicken pieces and cooked until they get completely well cooked by sealing the vessel with wet kitchen towel...Enjoy this delicious briyani with simple raita and boiled eggs..This is our sunday's special briyani, we loved it..Also its one of my father's favourite who introduced us to this famous hyderabadi briyani for the first time at home...

Hyderabadi Chicken Briyani

For Marination:
1kg Chicken (cut into large pieces)
1/2cup Yogurt
2tbsp Ginger garlic paste
2tsp Chilly powder
2tsp Coriander powder
5nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1cup Mint leaves (chopped)
1/2cup Coriander leaves (chopped)
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1tbsp Lemon juice
2tsp Garam masala powder
1tsp Shah jeera
1/2tsp Cumin powder

Fried Onions:
2nos Onions(big & sliced)

For Rice:
4cups Basmati rice (soaked for 15 minutes)
3nos Cardamoms
2nos Cloves
2nos Bay leaves
2nos Cinnamon sticks
1/2tsp Saffron strands
1/2cup Milk

For briyani topping:
Fried onions
Mint leaves (chopped)

Deep fry the sliced onions until they turns golden brown and keep aside..Clean the chicken pieces, squeeze out the water and add all the ingredients given in the list for marinade along with some fried onions and sit in fridge for overnite..

Bring boil enough water along with all spices given for making out rice, add the rice and continue to cook until the rice get half cooked..drain the water and keep aside the rice.

Heat enough oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add the marinated chicken pieces and cook until the rice get half cooked, meanwhile soak the saffron strands in warm milk.

Now arrange the already cooked rice over the cooking rice, springle fried onions, saffron soaked milk, mint leaves and springle some oil over the rice.

Close the vessel with a lid,seal the lid with wet cloth completely.Cook for 10 minutes in medium high flame and for 15minutes in simmer..Let it sit for few minutes before opening the vessel..

Give a stir before serving and serve the briyani hot with raita or boiled eggs..


Rach said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing clicks! I make hyderbadi biryani in a completely differnt manner. Will post it sometime. This one looks fantastic!

Lizy said... Reply To This Comment

lovely dish. I make biryani completely differently! Will give this recipe a try.

SS blogs here said... Reply To This Comment

Wow that is such a great pic!! Delicious looking biryani!

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

this is the only biriryani that I ever cooked. you made it perfect.

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment


Chicken Biriyani Looks really delicious.

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

arumayana Biryani, delicious!!!

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Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

très appétissant et délicieux en bouche
bonne soirée

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! Briyani looks yumm yumm, i wonder how do you get such fresh mints everytime! Looks so fresh.

SE said... Reply To This Comment

my all time favorite biryani...looks so yummy !!!

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

Great looking Biryani! Hyderabadi biryani is indeed quite popular. I just had some yesterday at a get together.A milder version was prepared keeping all the little ones in mind by a buddy.
Yours looks truly mouthwatering, as always!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Owh Priya!!! Y r U torturing me like this dear?? I'm terribly hungry now looking at Ur briyani! So mouthwatering...yummy!!! :D

Suhaina said... Reply To This Comment

wowww. i am drooling here. wonderful click too.Is this the traditional way of cooking hyderabadi biriyani?

Krishnaveni said... Reply To This Comment fav chicken biriyani...looks beautiful

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

My fav too and your version looks superb priya

Shifa Firoz said... Reply To This Comment

i have never made Hyd biriyani.. but ur post is tempting to make me! :)

im some hyd biriyani recipes i have seen some spices which are not available in Singapore so i never gave it a try.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said... Reply To This Comment

priya i m most fav biryani.....can smell the aromatic biryani from here..wish we could b neighbours....haha

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya

I have seen many Hyderabadi Biriyanis but this one is amongst the tops.Wonderfully different.

Hamaree Rasoi

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

Daughter and I just love biriyani, but hubby eats them but he remarks why can't i just give the curry and the rice seperate and i am like what is theuse in that then it is not biriyani.
This looks so so good.

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Super delicious looking biryani..its

MaryMoh said... Reply To This Comment

Mmmm...this must be very delicious. I love briyani. It's so easy to buy back home. I have to try and make it myself one day. Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! This is our favorite biryani! It's a fitting feast and by looking at it, I filled my tummy!

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

wowww my favourite looks very delicious...

Siddhi S said... Reply To This Comment

hi r u?...i am damn busy this days so i miss many of ur yummy got little time to visit your blog...hey this biryani is sooooooooooo tempting, i am drooling over it...nice recipe ...vl try surely

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Wow , lovely and tempting.super delicious.

Deepti said... Reply To This Comment

One of my favorites...Loved the presentation...

Bergamot said... Reply To This Comment

The biryani looks just great

PranisKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

my ever time favorite dish.. looks so delicious..

Nitha said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious biriyani..