Aug 18, 2011

Mughlai Chicken Biryani

Mughlai Chicken Briyani
This is a flavourful briyani recipe which is a typical dish from the Mughals...This is rich creamy and full of flavour.. I served this with Mughlai Chicken...I send this recipe to Blogging Marathan-Day 3 with the theme “Nawabi Khana”.I hope you like it and let me know what you think..


Basmati rice-1 cup
Chicken-1/2 kg
Curd-1 cup
Fried onion-1 cup
Cashew-10 grind into paste
Mint leaves-1 cup
Coriander leaves-1 cup
Coriander powder / Malli podi-1 tblspn
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeera-1 tsp
Bay leaf / Brinji ilai-1
Cinnamon / Pattai-1 small piece
Cardamom / Yelakai-4
Mace/Anasi moggu-1
Ginger garlic and chilli paste-2 tblspn
Raisans-1 tblspn
Butter-1 tblspn
Saffron / Yellow colour- a pinch mixed with some milk
Oil-2 tblspn


Soak the rice for 30 mins..Drain it and set aside.Heat a big pan with lots of water and bring that to boil...Add salt to it and add in the rice...Simmer this till the rice is ¾ cooked..Drain it and leave it to cool so that it gets into individual grains..

Marinate the chicken with curd, coriander powder,salt and garam masala powder for 30 min..

Heat butter and oil in a kadai..Add in cardamom,bay leaf,cinnamon,cumin,mace in this and fry for 30 sec.

Add in ginger garlic and chilli paste and cook for 30 sec.

Add in cashew paste and cook till oil separates.Add in the marinated chicken and mix well.

Throw in mint leaves and coriander leaves...Pour a splash of water and bring this to boil..

Simmer this until the chicken is cooked.There should be some gravy left in this..

Now take a oven proof dish or a microwave dish...Spoon half of the chicken gravy in the bottom..

Add rice,fried onions,mint,coriander leaves on top..

Spoon some more gravy on top of the rice..Finish it off with some more rice,fried onion,mint,coriander leaves,raisins and saffron liquid.

Cover this with foil and place it in a 120°C(240°F) oven for 30-45 mins.If you are going to use microwave,Cover this with the microwave lid or plastic wrap and cook it on high for 10 mins..

Take it out of the oven and mix gently...Serve hot with any curry..

Grab your ingrediants

Cook rice in salted water till three fourth done...
Marinate chicken in Curd, Coriander powder and Chilli powder
Add cinnamon,mace,cardamom in hot oil...

Add Cumin seeds and Bay leaf
Add in ginger garlic and chilli paste....

add in cashew paste...

add in chicken pieces

add in coriander leaves & mint leaves
Add a splash of water...

cover and cook till oil separates and chicken is cooked...
untill the chicken is done...
Add a spoonful of curry in the bottom...Add in some rice and some fried onions and herbs...
Add in rest of the Curry and Rice....Top it with Fried onion,Raisans and Herbs..Pour some saffron milk...

Put this in oven and cook on a low temparature for 30 mins...

all done...
yummy looking dish

Looks delicious...

Serve with any curry

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  1. biriyani looks very delicious...

  2. Una receta muy original.Un beso

  3. looks very colorful.. tasty biryani..

  4. delicious looking flavourful biryani looks wonderful

  5. wow what a yummy yummy briyani.... superungo....

    Dish Name Starts with J

  6. Omg, Irresistible briyani,simply inviting and absolutely marvellous, wat a worthful dish to try..

  7. Biryani is one of my favorites one pot meals! Love it!

  8. I love chicken Bryani.I prepare it slightly different but always willing to try other variations as yours looks great:)

  9. Looks really delicious Aarthi!I like the variety of ingredients used in the recipe! XO

  10. wow..this is so well explained and love all that wonderful clicks.Feels just like I was there when you made this biriyani. I can feel the aroma and oh boy I am feeling hungry here..looks so delish.

  11. perfectly done dear..drooling here.

  12. Hi arathi! I'm veggie but ur biryani pulling me to make today. so i'm sure making veggie biryani such a mouthwatering:).

  13. How beautiful in that lovely yellow dish! I'd love to try this~

  14. hey aarthi...lovely recip.i tried it out its was amazing...really deicious..thanks for such a wonderful recipe

  15. I'm so glad you found my blog so I could discover yours! You have so many foods here that I would love to try and make myself! I'm very excited!

  16. I made this today! It's fabulous, as usual, but very different from your usual recipes, because it's not spicy at all. My husband loved the addition of those crispy fried onions. I think I added a little too much water to the chicken, because I got a lot of gravy, more than in the pictures, but it all evaporated during baking. So if anyone gets the same, don't worry. Because biryani takes so much work in itself, I didn't have time to prepare any curry, so I just served this with tomato and cucumber raita.

  17. Really yummy. Loved the taste.


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