India Food Network India

Recipes,Lunch,Dinner,Non-Veg Lunch,Regional Lunch,Non-Veg Dinner,Regional Dinner

Kolahpuri Chicken Biryani

Jul 05, 2017







Take your taste buds on a tour to Maharashtra with this spicy Kohlapuri chicken biryani.


    For Rice -
    1 cup rice
    2 cups water (to soak)
    For Grounded Paste
    1/2 cup sago
    1 tsp coriander seeds
    1 tsp cumin seeds
    2 cinnamon sticks
    1 tsp black pepper
    8-10 cloves
    2 star anise
    4-5 red chillies
    Water (very little)
    For Gravy -
    2 tbsp oil
    2 bay leaves
    5-6 green cardamoms
    1 cinnamon stick
    1 tsp ginger garlic paste
    1 cup onion chopped
    2 tsp chilli powder
    2 tsp turmeric powder
    1 cup curd
    250 gms chicken
    Salt to taste
    1/2 cup water
    For Biryani -
    2 tbsp oil
    2 potatoes sliced
    Cooked chicken gravy
    Parboiled rice
    1 cup saffron
    Milk (to soak saffron)
    2 tbsp ghee
    1/4th cup fried onions
    Coriander leaves
    Mint leaves
    10 gms cashew nuts
    10 gms raisins
    10 gms almonds


1. In a blender, add 1/2 cup sago, 1 tsp coriander seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 tsp black pepper, 8-10 cloves, 2 star anise, 4-5 red chillies and very little water. Grind it and keep aside.

2. In a bowl, take 1 cup rice and add 2 cups water. Keep aside to soak for 30 mins.

3. Once soaked, parboil the rice and keep aside.

4. Heat a pan, add 2 tbsp oil, 2 bay leaves, 5-6 green cardamoms, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and 1 cup onion chopped, stir for a few mins.

5. Add 2 tsp chilli powder, 2 tsp turmeric powder and 1 cup curd. Mix well and add 250 gms chicken, cook for 5-7 mins then add the grounded paste and cook for 5 mins. Add salt to taste and 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook for 15-20 mins.

6. Heat another pan, add 2 tbsp oil, 2 potatoes slices, cooked chicken gravy, parboiled rice, 1 cup saffron soaked in milk, 2 tbsp ghee, 1/4th cup fried onions, coriander leaves, mint leaves, 10 gms cashew nuts, 10 gms raisins and 10 gms almonds. Cover and cook for 15 mins.

7. Biryani is ready to serve.


About India Food NetworkFollow On


Learn simple, easy-to-follow recipes from India's best home chefs, and explore fascinating stories about regional food.

Related Recipes