Monday, October 19, 2009

Chicken Biryani (pakki syle)

If u want to make a flawless biryani then pakki style is the best way to go. Try this u will definetley love it.

Serves : 2

Ingredients :-

Ingredients for marination :-

Chicken : 1 lb ( cut chicken / drumsticks /boneless)
Salt : 1 /2 tspn
Chilly powder : 1/4tspn
Turmeric : 1/4 tspn
Coriander powder : 1/4tspn
Garam masala powder : 1/8 tspn
Curd : 1 laddle full
Lemon juice : juice of a 1/2 lemon

Ingredients to grind to a fine paste :-

Poppy seeds : 1 tbspn (dry roast)
Cashews : 5
Fennel seeds /saunf : 1/2tspn
coconut : 2tbspns
green chillies : 3
curd : 2tbspns

Ingredients for cooking rice :-

Basmathi rice : 2 rice cooker cups
Oil : 1tbspn
Whole garam masalas : ( cloves :4 , cardamoms :4 , cinnamon stick : 1" - 2pieces , star anise :1 , mace : 2 , Bay leaves :2)
Green chillies : 3
Onions :1
Ginger garlic paste : 1/4 tspn
Mint leaves : leaves of 10 sprigs
Coriander : 10 sprigs
Water : 3 cups
salt : 1& 1/4 tspn
Kesar Colour mixed in water : 2tspn

Ingredients for making curry :-

Oil : 2tbspns
cloves :2 , cardamoms : 2 , cinnamon : 1"
Onions : 1 big
Cashews : 10
Ginger garlic paste : 1 tspn
Salt : 1 tspn
Turmeric : 1/4tspn
Chilly powder : 1/4tspn
Marinated chicken
Grinded paste
Garam masala powder : 1/4 tspn
Lemon Juice : juice of 1/2 lemon

Preparation :-

  • Marinate chicken with salt , turmeric , chilly powder , garam masala , coriander powder , lemon juice and curd . Try to marinate overnight putting in fridge .
  • Grind ingredients under the title 'ingredients to grind' to a fine paste.

  • Chop onions , green chillies , mint , coriander leaves , put ready whole garam masalas .
  • Clean and soak basmathi rice in sufficient water for 30 mins.
  • Cooking Rice For Biryani :-
  • Heat a pan add oil , add whole garam masalas and fry them for a minute.
  • Add green chillies and fry till done and then add onions . Fry till golden brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and after a minute then add mint and coriander leaves .
  • Add 3 cups of water and salt . Put lid and boil it fully .
  • Add strained rice and cook till done .
  • Add kesar colour water at different points. Put lid and switch off stove.
  • After 5 mins take out the lid and spread rice in a baking casserole or u can use aluminium tray.
  • Cooking Curry For Biryani :-
  • Heat a pan add oil , add onions , whole garam masalas and cashews . Fry onions till golden brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute. Add salt , turmeric & chilly powder . Fry for a minute.
  • Add only chicken pieces discarding the curd from marination.
  • Cook chicken covered till done and then add grinded paste and garam masala powder and fry till gravy thickens . Dont add water at all because it makes biryani more gooey and chicken releases lot of moisture. Switch off stove and add lemon juice.
  • Baking Biryani :-
  • Mix curry with the rice , put boiled egg halves .
  • Cover the tray with aluminium foil or with a tight lid .
  • Preheat oven @ 400 degree F and then put this tray in and bake for 20 mins and switch off oven . If u are cooking in large quantities increase the baking time accordingly.
  • After a standby of 10 mins take the tray from oven and hot hot biryani is ready to serve.
  • Serve yummy yummy biryani with ur favourite accompliement.


  1. Anonymous said...
    ur recipes r simply gr8.....they come out really well. thanx for the detailed notes on each one.
    Bharathi said...
    Hi preethi your recipe are great you cook very nicely and your explanation is to good i have tried some of your recipe and they came out good.
    Anonymous said...
    This what exactly i was looking for...with detalied steps and pictures.
    Need to try this tonight:)

    Thank you so much
    Anonymous said...
    Hi preethi,I blog your site very often... I tried your chicken biryani on sunday and turned out to be a delicious dish.
    Your recipes and the way you present is excellent.
    Anonymous said...
    Hi Preethi,

    Your recipes are simply superb.I am a fan of your blog and browse it everyday for new recipes. I love cooking variety f food and simply love your blog.neneu mee biryani recipe follow ayyanu and I got loads and loads of praises from my husband and friends. Keep up the good work and you rock!!!
    !! Oxymoron !! said...
    Preethi, hurrah to you! Wonderful recipe and thanks so much for sharing! It came out great!

    - Ashika
    Radhika said...
    I tried this recipe yesterday. It turned out really good.


    Anonymous said...
    Hi Preethi your recipe are great. I have tried some of your recipe and they came out good.I would like know to make chicken biryani on stove top and how much time should i keep on flame?
    After layering you can cook on stove top for 20 mins. Small tip, you can make chicken curry in a big vessel and after it is done remove half for layering. On the chicken residing in the pan layer with rice, and 3rd layer with kept aside chicken. Cook for 20 mins on low flame.

    Naresh Kumar said...
    Excellent in picture also and in my kitchen also thanks.
    Could you please tell in road side how they are preparing chicken kebabs

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