How to make Chicken Majboos -

This is a Middle Eastern chicken biryani.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chicken drumsticks (चिकन टंगड़ी (ड्रमस्टिक्स) ), Basmati rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Rice

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Chicken Majboos

Chicken Majboos Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 1-1.30 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chicken Majboos Recipe

  • Chicken drumsticks 8

  • Basmati rice 1½ cups

  • Mixed spices 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic cloves chopped 2

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons + for greasing

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Onions chopped 2 large

  • Chicken stock 3 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Cinnamon 2 1 inch stick

  • Green cardamoms 2

  • Black peppercorns 2-3

  • Black peppercorns ½ tablespoon

  • Saffron (kesar) soaked in 1 tablespoon rose water ½ teaspoon

  • Eggs boiled and halved 3

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped for garnishing


Step 1

Mix together one tablespoon ground spices, garlic, lemon juice and one tablespoon oil in a bowl.

Step 2

Add chicken drumsticks, mix well and set aside to marinate for thirty minutes.

Step 3

Heat remaining oil and ghee in a non-stick pan. Add onions, mix and sauté till translucent.

Step 4

Add remaining ground spices and mix well. Add marinated chicken, mix and sauté till golden.

Step 5

Add some water, mix and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for ten to fifteen minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 6

Heat chicken stock in another non-stick pan. Add rice, salt, cinnamon, cardamoms, peppercorns and turmeric powder, mix and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for ten to fifteen minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle saffron-rose water over it.

Step 7

Preheat oven to 180° C. Grease a baking tray with some oil. Spread the rice on the greased tray and place the chicken drumsticks on it. Top with boiled eggs and cover with an aluminium foil. Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for twenty minutes.

Step 8

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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