Butter Chicken Biryani

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  • Simply sufi breast fillets ½ kg
  • Lemon juice 1 & ½ tbs
  • Hari mirch (Green chili) crushed 1 tbs
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Paprika powder 2 tsp
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) ½ tbs
  • Dahi (Yogurt) ¼ Cup
  • Sufi cooking oil 2 tbs
  • Koyla (Charcoal) for smoke
  • Makhan (Butter) 2-3 tbs
  • Sufi cooking oil ¼ Cup
  • Hari mirch (Green chilies) 2-3
  • Laung (Cloves) 3-4
  • Javatri (Mace) 1 whole
  • Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 1
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 2
  • Darchini (Cinnamon stick) 1
  • Tez paat (Bay leaves) 2
  • Pyaz (Onion) grated 1 large
  • Tamatar (Tomatoes) blanched & grinded 3 medium
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 1 tsp
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) 1 & ½ tsp or to taste
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) ½ tbs
  • Pani (Water) ½ Cup or as required
  • Qasuri meethi (Dried fenugreek leaves) 1 tsp
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried ¼ Cup
  • Podina (Mint leaves) ¼ Cup
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) ¼ Cup
  • Adrak (Ginger) julienne 1 tbs
  • Cream 3-4 tbs
  • Chawal (Rice) ½ kg (soaked & boiled until 3/4th done)
  • Pani (Water) 1 tbs
  • Zarda ka rang (Yellow food color) ½ tsp


Cut chicken fillets into cubes then wash & pat dry.

In chicken,add lemon juice,green chili crushed,salt,paprika powder,turmeric powder,ginger garlic paste and yogurt,mix well and marinate for 30 minutes.

In frying pan,add sufi cooking oil and marinated chicken,mix well and cook until chicken is done (approx. 15-20 minutes).

Give a charcoal smoke for 2 minutes & set aside.

In pot,add butter & let it melt.

Add sufi cooking oil,green chilies,cloves,mace,black cardamom,green cardamom,cinnamon sticks,bay leaves and mix well.

Add onion,mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Add tomatoes and mix well.

Add coriander powder,turmeric powder,red chili powder,salt,ginger garlic paste,mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add water,mix well and bring it to boil,cover and cook on low flame for 5-6 minutes.

Add dried fenugreek leaves and mix well.

Now add cooked chicken and mix well.

Cover partially and cook on medium flame for 8-10 minutes.

Add fried onion,mint leaves,fresh coriander,ginger,cream and boiled rice.

Dissolve yellow food color in water,mix well and add it in pot.

Cover and steam cook for 8-10 minutes.

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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