How To: Make Indian chicken biryani with rice

Make Indian chicken biryani with rice

This style of chicken biryani is called the 'Pakki-Biryani', where the chicken and the rice are cooked separately and then combined in the final step. There are a lot of different ways of making biryani and here is one simple, easy and yet incredibly delicious recipe that is just 'too good' and we had to pass it on. Watch the how-to video to learn how to make Indian style chicken biryani.

Ingredients:
Chicken with bones - 2 lbs, cut
Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Water - 8 cups
Yogurt - 1.5 cups
Potatoes - 1, large - optional
Oil - 3 tbsp
Clarified Butter (Ghee) - 2 tbsp
Garlic - 2 tsps
Ginger - 2 tsps
Green Chili - to taste
Cinnamon Stick - 2?pc
Bay Leaves - 2
Black Cardamom - 1
Mace - 3 pcs
Green Cardamoms - 4
Cloves - 4
Whole Peppercorns - to taste
Golden Raisins - 1 tbsp
Cashews - 1 tbsp (heaped)
Salt - to taste
Black Cumin - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder - to taste
Saffron (Kesar) - 1/4 tsp
Mint Leaves - 2 handfuls
Cilantro - 1/4 cup
Fried Onions - 1 cup

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