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Bohri Chicken Biryani

Jun 09, 2017







Make this Bohri Chicken Biryani for your next Dawat and surprise your friends and family!


    3 cups rice soaked for 15 minutes
    1/2 kg chicken
    whole masala to boil with rice
    1 tbsp ginger garlic green chili paste
    2 potatoes cut into big cubes
    1 tsp red chili powder
    1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    2 badi elaichi (black Cardamon)
    2 sticks of cinnamon
    5 cloves
    8 pepper corns
    1 tsp jeera
    1 cup fried onions
    1 cup yogurt
    1/2 tsp of nutmeg, javetri & green cardamom powder
    1/2 cup of mint & coriander finely chopped
    pinch of saffron in little milk
    1/2 tsp kewra essence
    1/2 cup oil
    Salt to taste


1. Boil rice with whole garam masala and salt till half done and keep aside.

2. In a dechki heat oil, add black cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, pepper, jeera, & chicken and fry for 1 – 2 minutes.

3. Add ginger garlic green chilli paste & fry for 2 minutes.

4. Add potatoes and fry for 1 minute, then add salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder and 1 cup water, cover and cook for 5 minutes.

5. Add yogurt and brown onions, mix well then cover and cook for 5 minutes.

6. Add spice powder and mix.

7. Add part of coriander, mint and mix. Cover and further cook for 5 minutes till chicken is done.

8. Get the chicken and potato mixture on the side of the vessel and add half cooked rice in centre.

9. Sprinkle saffron and kewra essence, garnish with remaining mint coriander, cover with muslin cloth, close with a lid and cook on simmer for 15 minutes and serve.

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Roopa's biggest inspirations, apart from the women in her family are Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, and the late Tarla Dalal. She has cooked on several TV shows, food challenges and YouTube videos. Learn her recipes on Coastal Kitchen.

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