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Chicken Biryani

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Chicken Biryani

Chicken biryani is an Indian dish which is made with rice, spices and meat.

Chicken biryani is a popular dish in India and Pakistan. It is made with chicken, rice, spices, saffron, and vegetables. The dish is served with a side of pickled or fresh cucumber slices.

Chicken biryani originated in the Mughal Empire, an Islamic empire that ruled most of the Indian subcontinent from 1526 to 1857. Biryani was introduced by the Mughals and became a part of the cuisine of the Indian subcontinent.

The word “biryani” comes from the Persian word “birinj” (which means “fried”)

Biryani is a dish that is popular in many cultures, and the dish is thought to have originated from the Indian subcontinent. The word “Biryani” means fried rice.

The most common biryani has layers of seasoned rice with meat or vegetables, and it is often served with raita and papadum on the side. The biryani is cooked in a pot with a tight-fitting lid either on the stove top or in an oven. The pot has water added to it before the rice is added and cooked until the rice is tender.

Depressed? Have some Chicken Biryani. Sad or feeling under the weather?? Have some Chicken Biryani. Happy and excited??? Order a huge bucket of Chicken Biryani.

Biryani is the classic food! Some segments would wholeheartedly agree with me. Hence, it is no surprise that the Biryani, especially the Chicken Biryani or Mutton Biryani, seems to be the most appropriate prescription for any occasion of our life.

Make a whole pot of Biryani at home and it is guaranteed to be enjoyed as breakfast, lunch and dinner by loyalists. Why, some even go to the whole next level where it is stored overnight, reheated the next morning and eaten with the same gusto as the previous day.

No occasion, be it a grand wedding or a simple birthday bash, is complete without the quintessential Chicken Biryani. Such is the popularity of this simple, spicy and fragrant mixed rice that it is served in many food outlets in buckets instead of small service bowls, making it one of the most popularly ordered restaurant dishes.

India being the culinary genius it is, it has developed many flavourful variants of Chicken Biriyani across regions. In our recipe here, we bring you a flavourful and aromatic dish, that is easy to follow and can be made by a novice cook as well. If you like this dish, check out our Biryani section for easy and flavourful recipes.

Chicken Biryani Recipe

 

Chicken Biryani
5 from 5 votes

Chicken Biryani Recipe

Depressed? Have some Chicken Biryani. Sad or feeling under the weather?? Have some Chicken Biryani. Happy and excited??? Order a huge bucket of Chicken Biryani.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian

Ingredients for Chicken Biryani

  • 750 gms Chicken chopped to bite sized pieces
  • 3 Onions finely sliced
  • 1 tblsp Cashewnut Paste
  • 4 Tomatoes large, pureed
  • 2 cup Basmati Rice soaked for 10 minutes
  • 1 tblsp Ghee 20g
  • 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tblsp Poppy Seeds coarsely powdered
  • 10 Saffron Strands soaked in 2 tbsp milk
  • 6 tblsp Oil 60-65 ml
  • 1 cup Fried Onions – 1 cup to garnish
  • Salt as per taste

For the marinade:

  • 2 cup Curd beaten
  • 1 tblsp Coriander Leaves chopped
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt

How to make Chicken Biryani

  • Mix all the marinade ingredients and rub all over the chicken pieces.
  • Keep aside for 30 minutes. To get the best flavours, leave it to marinate overnight.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium flame.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and onions.
  • Saute well for 3 to 4 minutes or until onions turn light golden brown.
  • Add the cashewnut paste, tomato puree and poppy seeds.
  • Stir well and simmer for a minute or two.
  • Add the marinated chicken pieces and cover the pan with a lid.
  • Reduce flame to low and cook till the chicken is tender. Turn off flame once it is fully cooked.
  • Drain the rice and rinse well.
  • Pressure cook till 3/4ths done and remove. Alternatively, cook it in a deep vessel using the boiling method and drain excess water after it’s cooked.
  • Place a chapati or dosa tawa on a low flame.
  • Put a large, deep pan over this to cook the biryani dum-style.
  • Spread a layer of rice at the bottom of the pan followed by a layer of the chicken gravy.
  • Repeat until all the rice and chicken have been used up, finishing up with a layer of rice on top.
  • Sprinkle the saffron strands with the milk and ghee on top.
  • Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid* and cook for 30-45 minutes. Ensure there is no escaping of steam.
  • Remove when the rice is cooked and chicken pieces are tender.
  • Gently fluff up the rice using a fork.
  • Garnish with the fried onions.
  • Serve hot with onion raita.

Notes

If you don’t have a tight fitting lid, place a flat plate to cover the vessel and keep a heavy stone on top of the lid. Ensure no steam escapes.

 

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123 comments

Shikha December 6, 2014 - 8:06 pm

The rice will be raw or half cooked??

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k.janaki lakshmi September 24, 2014 - 5:54 pm

tasty vegetarian curries

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Dhanu January 2, 2014 - 7:18 pm

i didnt understand the 11th point Pressure cook till 3/4ths done and remove. Wudnt the cooker wil have water in it with the rice ?

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Praveen Kumar January 2, 2014 - 8:43 pm

Hi,
There will not be much of a water left. At step 13 and 14, you can sprinkle the leftover water on top if needed. The rice would have by now absorbed most of the water and will be wet.

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indugetscooking October 23, 2013 - 9:25 am

Love chicen biryani so much that I can eat it any time of the day! Yumy looing biryani

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JYOTIRLINA BISWAS October 17, 2013 - 11:49 am

Please,give me a tasty vegetarian food.

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Praveen Kumar October 17, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Please check out Vegetarian section here – http://www.awesomecuisine.com/categories/vegetarian

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aliasgar October 7, 2013 - 3:18 am

good one

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Shema | LifeScoops September 13, 2013 - 12:22 pm

This chicken biriyani looks divine…made me drool!

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Ritesh Budden June 20, 2013 - 4:37 am

i love it! it’s really awsome

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Akash Vaidya May 24, 2013 - 12:30 am

Excellent recipe. My wife made this at home and came out yummy.

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snehashish nath May 21, 2013 - 12:27 am

nice

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Hima April 13, 2013 - 4:22 pm

Very nice

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B,ARAVIND April 13, 2013 - 12:49 am

a better and good experience

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Arun April 9, 2013 - 11:44 am

when do u put the paste made from step 9,

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Praveen Kumar April 9, 2013 - 12:22 pm

Please note step 10, the marinated chicken is added to the paste and cooked.

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aman November 1, 2012 - 4:41 am

goodddddddddddddd

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aman November 1, 2012 - 4:39 am

fist class

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shalini October 17, 2012 - 3:58 pm

waah waaah taaaliyaaan…

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miss.anjali (kolkata) May 28, 2012 - 9:58 am

so so so good dude

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miss.anjali (kolkata) May 28, 2012 - 9:56 am

it was so good

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supriya March 22, 2012 - 12:38 am

easy and nice recipe

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Lily Grace D'Silva February 22, 2012 - 5:26 am

Very Good and simple but tasty Chicken Biryani. Thanks Dominic.

Regards,
Lily

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kavi January 9, 2012 - 11:13 am

verynice

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SRI October 19, 2011 - 12:20 am

PLEASE GIVE ME RECIPE FOR 10 PERSON….

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Praveen Kumar October 19, 2011 - 12:28 am

You can increase the quantity for 10 person.

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Violeta Paculan August 2, 2011 - 5:26 am

Excellent Recipe,

i love chicken biryani especially the smell it taste fabulous really delicious. I copied the recipe so that i will learn by myself to prepare so i can share to my loveones.

thanks a lot.

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Akshara July 6, 2011 - 8:20 am

lemme try

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Akshara July 6, 2011 - 8:20 am

lemme try

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prem May 31, 2011 - 1:34 am

nice recipe………but the language is difficult………..

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Uma April 24, 2011 - 11:53 pm

Very excellent

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swethaishu April 12, 2011 - 3:30 am

Hi this dish is very yummy iam going to try this asap.

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Tushar Kanti Dey April 10, 2011 - 10:34 am

This is a good recipe, it will be more delicious if some ghee is mixed with rice before putting into the pressure cooker

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nazreena March 19, 2011 - 9:26 am

marniate the chicken about five tablespoon onion paste and ginger garlic paste five tablespoons and curd eight tablesppoons and cashew and almond paste eight tablespoons pepper powder fivetablespoons .

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shabbu March 8, 2011 - 7:50 am

It was good….

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arun February 22, 2011 - 2:39 am

shortcut way… what about if it has to prepared in a large quantity?? lets say for 10 to 20 peoples???? where i could get that much big pressure cooker…. plz suggest.

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Sheeba Aloysius February 18, 2011 - 12:41 am

Biryani should not be made in cooker , the taste will not be good

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Mrs. Preeti Tiwari February 5, 2011 - 11:55 am

A mouth watering easily cooked chickenyani for biryani lovers enjoy it

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michaelvk January 28, 2011 - 3:57 am

What I feel is 5 glasses of water is too much for 2 cups of rice.Wont the rice become too sticky.

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chandrasen January 25, 2011 - 11:04 am

YUM>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
funtastic.

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Ayesha January 21, 2011 - 11:38 pm

it tastes wonderful!!!!!!!!!

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jagadeeswari December 31, 2010 - 8:23 am

no comment

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swathi December 30, 2010 - 8:54 am

very nice

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debarati December 21, 2010 - 1:28 pm

Very good

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soujanya December 9, 2010 - 4:57 pm

super

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ANSHU November 11, 2010 - 11:42 pm

cool and best for beginners!!!!!!!!!!!!

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satyam October 16, 2010 - 8:45 am

excellant

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satyam October 16, 2010 - 8:44 am

very beautifull recepie

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praveen October 6, 2010 - 1:05 am

i very nice to taste……i love chicken biryani

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Neha September 27, 2010 - 12:09 pm

now i used to eat it more than my favourite dishes.

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geetha September 14, 2010 - 8:16 am

fine few words should be expland in proper waay ,,becoz tey dnt underst wat dos tat means … simple fine,….

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Sandeep Sinha August 30, 2010 - 12:23 pm

You cant have a flavourful biryani in a pressure cooker….

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pradip roy August 20, 2010 - 11:09 am

excellent

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nusrat August 14, 2010 - 2:50 am

excelent

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CHEF SUMAN August 9, 2010 - 11:00 pm

the tastiness of a particular food is in the person’s hand cooks not in the recipes………… so please don’t blame the recipe

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CHEF SUMAN August 9, 2010 - 1:37 pm

ONE SHOULD KNOW HOW TO COOK
THE TASTE IS IN YOUR HANDS IN RECIPE (ITS FOR YOU MR. RAJ)

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CHEF SUMAN August 9, 2010 - 1:35 pm

ONE SHOULD KNOW HOW TO COOK
THE TASTE IS IN YOUR HANDS IN RECIPE (ITS FOR YOU MR. RAJ)

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Issack Rajan July 31, 2010 - 5:19 pm

Wah so tasty chicken Biryani Recipe. I will give it a try to know its reall taste.

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raj July 10, 2010 - 8:49 am

so bad it’s not taste

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shaheen July 2, 2010 - 1:59 am

wow its so easy method to prepare a chicken biryani……..

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tausif June 30, 2010 - 7:48 am

i have made at home by seeing this recipe

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sridhar June 14, 2010 - 8:48 am

its good and nice recipe for home made biryani

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Asha June 1, 2010 - 6:17 am

Of very good standard

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kpragalathan May 21, 2010 - 5:14 am

SUPERB But i did,’t try

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VEERU May 1, 2010 - 5:54 am

GOOD NICE

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shweta March 26, 2010 - 7:22 am

good

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chandan March 2, 2010 - 9:11 am

nice hay try kro…..

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krishna roy February 5, 2010 - 4:29 am

excellent

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adsglobe February 27, 2010 - 3:59 am

great….

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Anthonyamma February 4, 2010 - 6:52 am

very tasty

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victoria January 23, 2010 - 9:23 am

delicious

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pranav roy December 30, 2009 - 11:02 am

yes,the method is easy, and the biryani will have a good taste….

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Issack Rajan December 25, 2009 - 12:40 am

These recipe is very tasty and good. My wife made it well.

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sunitha suresh December 20, 2009 - 1:23 pm

wow excellent taste!!

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praseeth November 29, 2009 - 6:09 am

this is very good for prople who do not have that patience to cook a dum biriyani..try it!!.. its very good for biriyani substitute..

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katrina November 26, 2009 - 3:50 am

giid i have to try it

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suho chav November 25, 2009 - 9:56 am

r u really cook? i think, this is new invention of chicken biryani.

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Shivani November 20, 2009 - 1:16 am

Excellent

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rudzita November 9, 2009 - 10:50 pm

i think i will cook this recipe tonite for my pakistani husband . wish me luck.

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DEEPAK November 4, 2009 - 7:58 am

Thanks for such a wonderful & very easy chicken biryani recepy.just double the ingredients for8 to 10 peoples.

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Arathi October 26, 2009 - 5:35 am

I never feel that chicken biryani would be too easy which canbe prepared in a cooker..Not an ideal hyd biryani..

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Divya November 17, 2009 - 10:28 pm

this recipe is also good. i tried it myself.

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Raj September 30, 2009 - 5:44 am

I don’t think this is how Biryani is made…This is simple Chicken n Rice…Poor Recipe…

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meenu sankar reddy September 18, 2009 - 8:41 am

amazing………….

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shruthi September 1, 2009 - 1:43 pm

it tasted good!!

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varalakshmi.T.R. August 27, 2009 - 4:50 am

It is very tasty. in my house all.are liking very much.

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varalakshmi.T.R. August 27, 2009 - 4:50 am

It is very tasty. in my house all.are liking very much.

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Suhani July 30, 2009 - 7:32 am

Simple and the best recipe…….. i’ll surely try once i get married…… thanks

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rekha July 28, 2009 - 2:26 am

good i really like this recipe because it is very easy to prepared this recipe.

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priya dharshini July 8, 2009 - 10:10 am

its tasty
tasty

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chaitanya reddy July 8, 2009 - 10:05 am

it is tasty

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chaitanya reddy July 8, 2009 - 10:04 am

very tasty

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chaitanya reddy July 8, 2009 - 10:03 am

Its an great and delicious chicken biryani which i have never ate

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Anand July 7, 2009 - 8:59 am

I can`t get it…… Its not easy for freshers….

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mayur June 28, 2009 - 5:29 am

very nice

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swetha June 24, 2009 - 12:13 am

too gud, very easy

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beenar May 27, 2009 - 6:51 am

very eaisy

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lishi May 26, 2009 - 10:21 am

not good n original taste of india is missing

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Indian Recipe Video's May 22, 2009 - 7:46 am

What a gorgeous Recipe! So rich, decadent and delicious!. Real yummy!

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davinder April 25, 2009 - 3:04 am

it is really very good recipe . by reading only mouth is full of water.

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swati dadlani April 17, 2009 - 10:11 am

What I feel is 5 glasses of water is too much for 2 cups of rice.Wont the rice become too sticky.

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Nicky April 11, 2009 - 2:57 pm

Recipe is good.

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Abhishek April 11, 2009 - 11:20 am

Not good for health.I lost my 400 rs after eating .
This recepie is made for Rich people not for poor like me.so please remove this reccepe from site..

Kindly reimburs my money

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Abhishek April 11, 2009 - 11:15 am

very poor receipe not for poor people

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snehal April 7, 2009 - 12:09 am

Not good.

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snehal April 7, 2009 - 12:08 am

very bad. no layers of rice.

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TandooriBoy April 5, 2009 - 3:56 am

Good work. Now only to look for an oven (Oh Damn! electricity is gone 😉 )

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shiv March 8, 2009 - 4:57 pm

I liked it very much, my better half cooked for me.

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Lalit Kumar February 23, 2009 - 10:38 am

I like only non-veg. items.

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leela January 17, 2009 - 3:51 am

very good

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aarti December 8, 2008 - 5:14 am

what kind of flavour difference it has…….it has no kesar and no layers of chawal………sorry

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malliswari November 19, 2008 - 11:10 am

Good

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malliswari November 19, 2008 - 11:09 am

good

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Meena October 9, 2008 - 12:05 pm

good

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meenu September 30, 2008 - 1:35 am

how tasty

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anjali September 16, 2008 - 2:22 am

hi i read the recipe that is excellent

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meenu September 30, 2008 - 1:38 am

super! super! super!

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abhishek April 20, 2008 - 3:55 am

this is a good recipe

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Piyush April 19, 2008 - 9:36 am

with due respect, you need to know the difference between biryani and chicken chawal.

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rohit sharma March 21, 2008 - 3:56 pm

i really liked it this one

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Meena October 9, 2008 - 12:04 pm

I tasted it was very good.

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L.DIANA ANUPAMA February 21, 2008 - 12:17 pm

it wudnt taste so well

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Amla December 8, 2009 - 10:21 am

This is a very good basic recipe. This is how its made in most homes where it is eaten on a daily basis. Only, its not baked in an oven, but the layers are arranged in a deep, preferably aluminium vessel, closed with a lid and sealed with wheat dough to prevent steam escaping. Cook for ten minutes. Its done. I had called in a professional cook to demonstrate a basic Biryani recipe to me once and this is exactly how she did it. You may add saffron soaked in a little milk, about half a glass and pour it on top when done and leave to absorb.

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