Lucknowi Chicken Biryani

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Lucknowi Chicken Biryani

Ingredients

For Margination

  • 500 gms Chicken
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp Everest Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Everest Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Everest Coriander Powder
  • 1 tbsp Everest Chicken Biryani Masala
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Powder
  • 2 chopped Green Chilies
  • 4 tbsp fried brown Onions
  • 2 tsp Garlic paste
  • 2 Tsp Ginger paste
  • 2 cups of Curd
  • 2/3 crushed Mace

For cooking the rice

  • 1kg Biryani Rice
  • 6 tbsp of Salt
  • 2 tsp Shahi Jeera
  • 2 Star Anis

For cooking the Chicken

  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 7 tbsp of Oil/Ghee
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Cardamoms
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2-3 Black Cardamoms
  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp Mint Leaves

For Garnishing

  • 3 tbsp Milk mixed with saffron
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp mint leaves
  • 5 tbsp of fried onion

Instructions

Marinating the chicken

  • Take all ingredients of marination in a bowl and add chicken and mix well.
  • Marinate the chicken for minimum 2 hours

Preparing Rice

  • Soak Basmati Rice at least for 1 hour.
  • Add shahi jeera, salt and star anis to the water followed by the rice.
  • Cook it only till its 50% done. Once half-done strain and set aside uncovered for the heat to escape.

Cooking Chicken

  • Heat oil/ghee in a kadhai.
  • Add all the whole garam masalas mentioned.
  • Now add in the marinated chicken, mix well.
  • Cover it partially and let is cook for about 15-20 mins on medium heat.
  • Turn of the heat when you see that the oil has started to separate.
  • Add coriander and mint leaves and set aside covered for 10 mins.

Cooking Chicken Biryani

  • Take a deep vessel, in which you can dum (slow steam heat) the Biryani.
  • Apply some ghee at the bottom of the vessel.
  • Add in the chicken first, spread evenly.
  • Now add the half cooked rice and spread evenly.
  • Garnish the layered biryani with saffron milk, coriander leaves, mint leaves, fried onion
  • Cover with a clean towel and place a heavy lid on top.
  • On very low heat let the biryani cook in its own steam for about 20 mins.
  • Serve hot Lucknowi Chicken Biryani and enjoy.
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