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Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken on the bone (हड्डी समेत चिकन), Basmati rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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White Chicken Biryani

White Chicken Biryani 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 : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for White Chicken Biryani Recipe

  • Chicken on the bone cut into pieces, 750 grams

  • Basmati rice soaked, 1½ cups

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon 3 inch sticks

  • Cloves 6-8

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Black peppercorns 15-18

  • Green cardamoms 4-6

  • Green chillies slit 2-3

  • Onion paste boiled 1 cup

  • Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Khoya/mawa grated ¼ cup

  • Yogurt ½ cup

  • Cashewnuts paste ½ cup

  • Butter 3 tablespoons

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh cream 3 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom powder ½ teaspoon

  • Ghee 3 teaspoons

  • Saffron (kesar) 2 pinches

  • Lemon juice 1-1½ teaspoons

  • Fried onions 1 cup

  • Fresh mint leaves for garnishing


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add 2 inch cinnamon, 3-4 cloves, bay leaf, 5-6 peppercorns, 2-3 green cardamoms and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add half the green chillies and sauté. Add onion paste, mix and sauté for 3-4 minutes.

Step 3

Add ginger paste and mix. Add garlic paste, mix and sauté for 2 minutes. Add khoya, mix and cook till the oil separates.

Step 4

Add yogurt, mix well and cook for one minute. Add cashewnut paste, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Add 1 tablespoon butter and mix well. Add pepper powder, mix well and cook for a minute.

Step 6

Add chicken, mix well and cook on high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add ½ cup water and mix. Add salt, garam masala powder and mix well. Cook for a minute.

Step 7

Add remaining green chillies and mix well. Add 1 tablespoon cream and mix well.

Step 8

Coarsely crush 5-6 peppercorns and add. Switch off heat and add cardamom powder and mix well.

Step 9

Heat 2 teaspoons ghee in a deep non-stick pan. Add remaining cloves, remaining cinnamon, remaining cardamoms, remaining peppercorns and 1 pinch saffron and sauté till fragrant.

Step 10

Add rice, salt and 3 cups water, mix well, cover and cook till rice is ¾ done.

Step 11

Dissolve remaining saffron in a little water and set aside.

Step 12

Take remaining butter in a bowl. Add remaining cream and saffron water and mix well. Heat in a microwave till butter melts.

Step 13

Add lemon juice to chicken gravy and mix well.

Step 14

Heat remaining ghee in another deep non-stick pan. Spread a layer of chicken gravy and top with a layer of the rice. Repeat the step once more with the remaining chicken gravy and rice. Top with fried onions and drizzle prepared saffron-cream mixture on top and on the sides. Cover and cook on low heat for 5-10 minutes.

Step 15

Serve hot garnished with mint leaves.

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