Hyderabadi Biryani Restaurant Style

Hyderabadi biryani is quite the rage. I don’t know if anyone dislikes this dish. Everyone has their own version of the biryani. I recently saw this recipe, which was quite simple and the results were ahmazing!! This is like, mix , cook and layer! that’s all!


5 cups basmati rice, soaked for about 1 hour ( drain and keep aside )

  1. Chicken 1.5 Kilos
  2. Ginger garlic paste – 6 TBSP
  3. Green Chilli Paste – 6 TBSP
  4. Kashmiri red chilli powder – 3 TBSP
  5. Chopped mint and coriander – 1/2 cup tightly packed
  6. Fried onions – 1 cup ( Divided )
  7. curd – 1/2 cup
  8. oil – 1/4 cup
  9. Make a coarse powder of
    1. 4 cardamom
    2. 4 cloves
    3. 1 inch cinnamon
    4. 1 TBSP shahi jeera
  10. 2 tsp garam masala
  11. salt to taste_MG_1177

In a large wide vessel, mix ingredients 1 through 11, keep it on the stove, cover and cook for about 15-20 minutes on medium heat . The chicken must be almost done.


Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil, add few drops of oil, little salt, 1 cardamom pod. Once the water starts boiling, drain and add the basmati rice. Boil for about 8-10 minutes ( or till 75% done ) , spread the drained basmati rice over the chicken mixture. ( Do not mix ). sprinkle some fried onions, corainder and mint. Cover and cook on very low heat for about 8-10 minutes ( placing a weight on the lid like a mortar and pestle on the lid would help in retaining the steam) . Fluff with a fork and serve.




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