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Chicken Biryani


  • Preparation time:
  • Cooking time: 45 min
  • Serves: 6-8


  • 2 tsp Ginger, crushed
  • 2 tsp Garlic, crushed
  • 6 sliced Medium-sized onions
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 1 Chicken
  • 4 Potatoes, quartered
  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • ¼ cup Raisins
  • ¼ cup Cashewnuts
  • 1 pack Shan Biryani mix (available in most Indian stores)
  • Salt to taste


Fry the onions till dark brown and set aside. Pan fry the raisins and cashewnuts and keep aside. Wash skin and cut the chicken into small pieces. In a bowl, beat yogurt till smooth, add biryani mix, ginger and garlic. Add the chicken into the bowl and marinate overnight or for 6–8 h. Add ¾ of the fried onions, quartered potatoes and half cup of water to this mix and cook over medium flame in a large utensil for approximately 30–40 min. Boil the rice in a pot of water and strain it in a colander or cook the rice in a rice cooker. When the chicken is cooked and the gravy is almost dry, layer the chicken in a flat dish and top it with the rice. Garnish with the remaining fried onions, fried raisins and cashews. You can also add sliced boiled eggs as garnish.

Serve with a bowl of yogurt.

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