Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani (My mother’s recipe)

Hello foodies ! Today’s recipe is sumptuous ‘Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani’. This recipe is my mother’s version of authentic and world-famous  chicken biryani. You can prepare this with mutton/lamb, by following this same recipe. It is a long recipe, but the end result is total worth of your every second.

There are two ways of preparing biryani – cooked and raw. In cooked biryani, cooked chicken or mutton is used in layering. In the raw biryani, raw marinated chicken or mutton is used in layering.

Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

For more non veg recipe you can check  Chicken Sweet Corn Soup (Healthy and homemade) , Easy Chicken Curry , Chicken Chili  , Bhuna Murgh (Chicken with yoghurt and cream) , Chatpata Chicken Tikka , Bhuna Gosht (Lamb cooked with desi masalas) .

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Serve: 6

Duration: 1 hour

Ingredients for Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

For chicken masala:

Chicken                                                                                                1 kg

Onion (chopped)                                                                             1/2 kg

Garlic                                                                                                     100 gms

Ginger                                                                                                    50 gms

Green chillies                                                                                    10-15

Coriander leaves                                                                            1 bunch

Oil                                                                                                            3 cups

Mint leaves                                                                                         1 bunch

Lemon juice                                                                                        1 lemon

Red chilli powder                                                                            2 tsp

Turmeric powder                                                                            1/2 tsp

Curd                                                                                                        1/2 cup

Salt                                                                                                           2 tsp or as per taste

Coriander powder                                                                          2 tsp

Bay leaves                                                                                           3-4

Black peppercorn                                                                          1/2 tsp

Cloves                                                                                                   6

Cinnamon stick                                                                                3″

Green cardamom powder                                                         1/2 tsp

For rice:

Rice                                                                                                         1 kg

Water                                                                                                     as required for boiling rice

Salt                                                                                                           as per taste

For tempering:

Oil                                                                                                            2 tbsp

Green chillies                                                                                    4-5 no.

Black peppercorn                                                                           7-8

Cloves                                                                                                    5-6

Procedure for Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

For chicken preparation:

  • First step in chicken preparation is to prepare a green paste. Green paste is prepared by making a paste of coriander leaves, mint leaves, and green chillies.

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  • Make ginger garlic paste.

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  • Heat oil in a deep pan and caramelise chopped onion in it. After caramelising, grind it.

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  • In a pressure cooker heat oil. Add whole spices in oil. Cook for 1-2 mins.

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  • Add chicken, green paste, ginger garlic paste, all the dry spices and curd in the pressure cooker.

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  • Close lid and cook chicken for 5 minutes or 2 whistles. Add caramelised onion paste. Mix everything nicely.

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  • Add lemon juice and mix it with chicken masala.

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For Rice:

  • Boil water in a big deep pan.

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  • In the meanwhile scrub well and wash rice properly.

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  • Add salt and rice as soon as water starts boiling.

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  • Cook rice partially and strain water, keep rice aside.

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Layering of rice and chicken:

  • Take a big vessel for layering of rice and chicken.

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  • Grease vessel well with oil, cover bottom and sides of vessel. This is a very important step.
  • Now start with layering, start with rice first. Sprinkle coloured milk on the top layer (adding color is optional).

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  • Prepare a temper : heat oil in a pan, add green chillies, black peppercorn, and cloves.

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  • Temper biryani.

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  • Place the vessel on a thick hot tava. Cover the vessel with a lid. Keep heavy weight on the lid to dum chicken biryani. Cook for 10 minutes on high flame, lower the flame and cook for 10 minutes more.

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  • Garnish your biryani with lemon or green chillies or mint leaves. Authentic Hyderabadi chicken biryani is ready to serve !

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Note:

Add saffron infused milk in the recipe, if you want to add smell of saffron, and want to give a more royal touch to biryani.

14 Comments

  1. Alisha you are my bae.com!! my Hubby loves hyderabadi chicken biriyani!! I love your detailed step by step description and images..

    • RasoiRecipe

      August 18, 2016 at 12:09 PM

      Hehe I am glad I am your bae.com 😀 (happy dance)
      Thank you sweeti, try this recipe it tastes yumm 🙂

  2. I am a Hyderabadi and I love biryani! Great recipe!
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  3. Oihoi, din banadi ho yaar <3 Will make it for hubby or say hubby will make it for me, but will make this biryani for sure 😛 🙂 I am hungry now,lol!!
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    • RasoiRecipe

      August 20, 2016 at 8:37 AM

      Hahaha Shukriya ji Shukriya 😀
      I am so happy to share this recipe. Do let me know how it was. 🙂

  4. Chicken Biryani- is one my favorit food, will try this recipe when i dont lazy lol…Thank you for the recipe 🙂

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  5. My classmates came home during this christmas vaccation and unfortunately my mom was not there. So i thought of making some biryani for them and yes i choose your site because you have well presented here with pictures. I made it accrodingly and it was a success. My mother can’t even believe that i made(I’m a person who never enters kitchen :P)
    One thing i noticed while making biryani is that no one can make a perfect biryani even if he is an expert chef .There are many facts to b kept in mind while trying out these kind of recipes like layering,spicing etc..Only after reading some good articles i did an attempt on your biryani and then only it came a good success.
    Will share with you some good read on those tips which I came across:
    http://recipesandhealthtips.weebly.com/tips/how-to-make-perfect-biryani
    http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/leisure/10-tips-to-the-perfect-biryani-plus-two-quick-recipes-1.983095

    • RasoiRecipe

      January 6, 2017 at 8:34 PM

      Hi Anna !
      Welcome to Rasoi Recipe family.
      Thank you so much for your feedback and for trying biryani. 🙂
      I am very happy to hear from you, you are right it takes time to get perfect biryani. From next time onwards, I will try to add tips from the links provided by you.
      Happy cooking and happy new year !

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