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Calcutta Chicken Biryani Recipe

Calcutta style chicken biryani recipe is a tasty mix of rice and chicken together with potatoes, made flavourful as it is cooked the Calcutta method. Terrific to be served for a Sunday lunch with your pals.

 

  • Cook Time55 min
  • YieldServes 1

    Ingredients:

    • 1 kg Chicken
    • 1 kg Basmati Rice
    • 4 tsp Oil
    • 2 tsp Ghee
    • 8 Onions Sliced
    • 4 Tomatoes Chopped
    • 4 Green chillies
    • 2 Potatoes Chopped
    • 5 Cardamom
    • 3 Cinnamon
    • 5 Cloves
    • 3 tsp Ginger garlic paste
    • 2 tsp Thillai’s Turmeric Powder
    • 2 tsp Thillai’s Chilli Powder
    • 2 tsp Thillai’s curry powder
    • 2 tsp Thillai’s Garam masala
    • Salt To Taste
    • Water As Required
    • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
    • 250 g Yogurt
    • Fresh Mint leaves Few
    • Fresh Coriander leaves Few

    Preparation Method:

    1

    Wash and cut Chicken. In a pressure cooker, take the chicken along with salt,2 tspn of THILLAI’S CHILLI POWDER, 2tspn of THILLAI’S TURMERIC POWDER, 2 tspn of GARAM MASALA and yogurt.

     
    2

    Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles. Once done, allow the pressure to fall down. Cook the excess water if any.

     
    3

    Wash and soak the rice for 15 minutes.

    4

    When ready to use, drain the rice over a sieve.

     
    5

    Grind the shallots along with fresh mint leaves, fresh coriander leaves and green chilies to a smooth paste. Keep it aside.

     
     
    6

    Then add the onion sliced, green chilies, followed by the ginger garlic paste, saute well. Add chopped tomatoes and saute well.

    7

    Once the tomatoes get soft, add the ground masala to it and cook well till the oil comes out.

     
    8

    Add the drained rice and bring to boil. Cover with lid and cook for 1 whistle.

     
    9

    Simmer completely and cook for 10 mins.

     
    10

    Grease a nonstick pan with ghee, spread the cooked biryani nicely and cover with a thick lid and dum cook for another 15 mins.

    Now the Perfect Calcutta Chicken Biryani is ready !!