Chicken Biryani Recipe Maharshtrian Style

Chicken Biryani Recipe

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You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for a chicken biryani recipe with video and step-by-step photos! This one-pot meal is easy to prepare and super tasty. It is best served along with a raita and salad. India’s most ordered dish, chicken biryani, has a reason for its popularity!

If you have a cookbook full of delicious and flavourful Indian chicken biryani recipes, why would you want to order it when you could make this dish at home? There is no need to fret if you are not accustomed to cooking or do not know how to prepare such complicated dishes. The process of cooking Biryani may sound difficult, but it is actually one of the simplest ways to prepare chicken.

The wonderful thing about this easy chicken biryani recipe is that it has several layers of different textures, tastes, and colours. Chicken Biryani is a perfect combination of good quality protein and carbs. With a side of salan or raita, chicken Biryani is one of the ultimate comfort foods.

With basmati rice, chicken thighs, hung curd, onion, tomato, milk, saffron, and a combination of whole and ground spices, you create this chicken biryani recipe. Chicken is marinated in yogurt and spices for this mouth-watering Biryani recipe, and then it is slow-cooked until it reaches the perfect consistency.

If you’re looking for a delicious meal to serve at any time of the year, Chicken Biryani is a fantastic choice.

Here are some simple steps that will guide you through preparing this amazing dish. Served with salan, raita, and onion rings on the side, Chicken Biryani is hot and flavorful. Let’s get started!

This Recipe highlights:

  • Prep time: 15-20 mins
  • Chicken Marination time: 1hr
  • Cook time: 50 mins
  • Total time: 1 hour 10 mins (approx.)
  • Cuisine: Maharashtrian Special Cuisine
  • Serves: 4 people

Extended Ingredients list:

  • Chicken-500gms
  • Basmati Rice-500gms
  • Oil-1 cup
  • Curd-1/2cup
  • Green Chilies-2
  • Tomatoes-3
  • Onions-4
  • Ginger & garlic paste-2tbsp
  • Cinnamon stick-2
  • Clove-1
  • Pepper corns-3
  • Bay leaf-1
  • Salt to taste
  • Cumin-1tsp
  • Red Chili powder-2tsp
  • Turmeric Powder- 1tsp
  • Garam Masala-1tsp
  • Biryani Masala-2tsp

Getting started:

For Marination

After washing and cleaning the chicken pieces, shift them to a bowl and add 1/2 cup of curd, 1tsp red chili powder, 1/2tsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp ginger garlic powder, and salt to taste. Make sure it is well mixed and let it marinate for at least an hour.

How to Cook:

To cook Rice:

  1. Set a wok on medium heat and add 1.5 liters of water, two cinnamon sticks, one clove, three peppercorns, one bay leaf, salt to taste, and three tbsp of oil and mix well.
  2. Once the oil starts to appear on top, add basmati rice and leave it to cook for 10 mins while stirring occasionally.
  3. Turn off the flame discard the water and bring the rice into a bowl or a stainer when it is 80% cooked.
  4. Now set a pan on flame and add 3 tbsp oil and add one sliced onion. Fry until it turns brown & crisp. After that, bring them out quickly to a separate bowl so they don’t dissolve excessive oil.

To cook Chicken biryani contents:

  1. Now add half a cup of oil in a wok and add 1 tsp cumin seeds, and 3 chopped onions and fry them for a minute on high flame.
  2. Then add 3 chopped green chilies, 1tbsp garlic ginger paste and mix well.
  3. Add 3 chopped tomatoes and fry until they soften. And then add 1tsp red chili powder, 1/2 turmeric powder, 1tsp garam masala, salt (as per your taste), and biryani masala-2tsp. Mix everything well.
  4. Now add marinated pieces of chicken and leave it to cook for 15 minutes on high flame.

Layering the biryani:

  1. After that extract the chicken pieces to another wok/pan and make its layer. Then make a layer of extracted cooked basmati rice on it. Then sprinkle fried onions and some mint leaves on top of it and steam it for 5 minutes.
  2. Uncover the lid and mix it well

Wola! Delicious chicken biryani is ready! Dish out and sprinkle some more coriander leaves on it!

Here’s how to Serve!

This dish can be served with various sides. You can serve it with plain steamed rice, pulao, or roti. A side salad can also be served with this dish to complete the meal.

For Garnishing:

  • You can use some mint leaves for topping as demonstrated in the video.
  • Pro tip: You can also put some raita on top of your biryani plate! It will dramatically give a cooling down or toned down spices taste while even enhancing the overall flavours of biryani.
  • We almost forgot! Salad wonderfully complements biryani. You can either garnish your biryani with it or you can eat it as a side dish. Both work fantastically!

Tips:

  1. To start with, using a heavy-bottomed pan is very important in preparing a chicken biryani recipe as you do not want the chicken to get overcooked.
  2. In restaurant-style chicken biryani, the whole chicken is used in the preparation, while the breast can dry when cooked at home. It’s always recommended to use chicken thighs…
  3. Do not remove the bones from your chicken when making biryani for a juicier result.
  4. In case your cooked rice has turned sticky, spread it on a plate and let it sit for five minutes. In a short time, the rice will be fluffy and separate.
  5. The best flavor comes from freshly ground spices, so take the time to dry roast all the whole spices for a good 2-3 minutes, then pound or grind them.

Conclusion

In all its glory, Chicken Biryani is the ultimate one-pot meal that is ideal for any occasion or festival. Certainly, it is impossible to resist the sight of this aromatic and delicious Chicken Biryani recipe. We’d love to hear how this recipe turned out by leaving a comment below. Give it a try, rate it, and let us know how you like it. Have fun cooking!

Chicken Biryani Recipe Instructions

Chicken Biryani Recipe Maharshtrian Style

Priya Gajjar
Hi there, I'm excited to share my take on a classic Indian dish – Chicken Biryani Recipe Maharashtrian Style. This aromatic and flavorful recipe is perfect for a family dinner or special occasion. Let's get cooking!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Marination Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Maharasthrian
Servings 3
Calories 382 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Chicken-500gms
  • Basmati Rice-500gms
  • Oil-1 cup
  • Curd-1/2cup
  • Green Chilies-2
  • Tomatoes-3
  • Onions-4
  • Ginger & garlic paste-2tbsp
  • Cinnamon stick-2
  • Clove-1
  • Pepper corns-3
  • Bay leaf-1
  • Salt to taste
  • Cumin-1tsp
  • Red Chili powder-2tsp
  • Turmeric Powder- 1tsp
  • Garam Masala-1tsp
  • Biryani Masala-2tsp

Instructions
 

Marination:

  • Wash and clean chicken pieces.
    Wash and clean chicken pieces.
  • Shift them to a bowl and add 1/2 cup of curd, 1tsp red chili powder, 1/2tsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp ginger garlic powder, and salt to taste.
    Shift them to a bowl and add 1/2 cup of curd, 1tsp red chili powder, 1/2tsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp ginger garlic powder, and salt to taste.
  • Mix well and let it marinate for at least an hour.
    Mix well and let it marinate for at least an hour.

Cooking Rice:

  • Set a wok on medium heat and add 1.5 liters of water, two cinnamon sticks, one clove, three peppercorns, one bay leaf, salt to taste, and three tbsp of oil.
    Set a wok on medium heat and add 1.5 liters of water, two cinnamon sticks, one clove, three peppercorns, one bay leaf, salt to taste, and three tbsp of oil.
  • Mix well and add basmati rice.
    Mix well and add basmati rice.
  • Leave it to cook for 10 minutes while stirring occasionally.
    Leave it to cook for 10 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  • Turn off the flame, discard the water, and bring the rice into a bowl or a strainer when it is 80% cooked.
    Turn off the flame, discard the water, and bring the rice into a bowl or a strainer when it is 80% cooked.
  • Set a pan on flame and add 3 tbsp oil.
    Set a pan on flame and add 3 tbsp oil.
  • Add one sliced onion and fry until it turns brown & crisp.
    Add one sliced onion and fry until it turns brown & crisp.
  • Bring the onions out quickly to a separate bowl so they don't dissolve excessive oil.
    Bring the onions out quickly to a separate bowl so they don't dissolve excessive oil.

Cooking Chicken Biryani Contents:

  • Add half a cup of oil in a wok and add 1 tsp cumin seeds, and 3 chopped onions.
    Add half a cup of oil in a wok and add 1 tsp cumin seeds, and 3 chopped onions.
  • Fry them for a minute on high flame.
    Fry them for a minute on high flame.
  • Then add 3 chopped green chilies, 1tbsp garlic ginger paste and mix well.
    Then add 3 chopped green chilies, 1tbsp garlic ginger paste and mix well.
  • Add 3 chopped tomatoes and fry until they soften.
    Add 3 chopped tomatoes and fry until they soften.
  • Add 1tsp red chili powder, 1/2 turmeric powder, 1tsp garam masala, salt (as per your taste), and biryani masala-2tsp.
    Add 1tsp red chili powder, 1/2 turmeric powder, 1tsp garam masala, salt (as per your taste), and biryani masala-2tsp.
  • Mix everything well.
    Mix everything well.
  • Add marinated pieces of chicken and leave it to cook for 15 minutes on high flame.
    Add marinated pieces of chicken and leave it to cook for 15 minutes on high flame.

Layering the Biryani:

  • Extract the chicken pieces to another wok/pan and make its layer.
    Extract the chicken pieces to another wok/pan and make its layer.
  • Make a layer of extracted cooked basmati rice on it.
    Make a layer of extracted cooked basmati rice on it.
  • Sprinkle fried onions and some mint leaves on top of it.
    Sprinkle fried onions and some mint leaves on top of it.
  • Steam it for 5 minutes.
    Steam it for 5 minutes.
  • Uncover the lid and mix it well.
    Uncover the lid and mix it well.
  • Delicious chicken biryani is ready!
    Delicious chicken biryani is ready!
  • Dish out and sprinkle some more coriander leaves on it.
    Dish out and sprinkle some more coriander leaves on it.
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