Mughlai Chicken Biryani

Veg Vegan Meat

Mughlai chicken dum biryani recipe is one of the delicacies of Nawabi cuisine and it is very popular for its authenticity and rich aromatic, taste and flavor. It is perfect for lunch and dinner

Mughlai Chicken Biryani

YIELD

4 people

TYPE

Main Course

TIME

1 hr 30 minutes

LEVEL

Beginner

STEP

1

In a bowl add chicken pieces with chili, coriander, turmeric powder, yogurt, 1 tsp of ginger garlic paste, and salt

STEP

2

Marinate the chicken and keep it aside for at least about 30 minutes

STEP

3

In a wide bottom pan with hot water, add 5 cups of water and spices mentioned in the preparation of rice list above

STEP

4

Now add the washed basmati rice and allow it to cook

STEP

5

Once 70% of rice is cooked, switch off the stove, drain the rice and keep it aside

STEP

6

In a wide bottom pan, add ghee/oil, cashew nuts, cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves, star anise, mace, green chili, onion, and saute it until the onions turn translucent

STEP

7

Now add chopped mint leaves and saute well

STEP

8

Add chili, coriander, allspice powder, salt, ginger garlic paste and sauté until the raw aroma leaves and then add chopped tomatoes, sauté until it turns mushy

STEP

9

Add the marinated chicken pieces to the mixture and combine everything well

STEP

10

Close and cook the chicken for about 10 minutes until it leaves water

STEP

11

Give it a stir and add water to the chicken and close and cook again for 10 to 12 minutes

STEP

12

Now open the lid and simmer the heat and cook the gravy until it turns reddish-brown in color

STEP

13

Remove the chicken from the pan

STEP

14

Start the layering with chicken mixture, cooked rice, fried onions, and mint leaves

STEP

15

Continue the process until everything evenly layered and spread

STEP

16

Mix food color in warm milk and sprinkle it on the layer along with the fried onion, a pinch of allspice powder, and drizzle ghee

STEP

17

Close the lid and cook the biryani in dum for at least 15 minutes in low flame

STEP

18

Open the lid and gently fluff the biryani

STEP

19

Serve the warm Mughlai chicken biryani with onion yogurt dip