Degi Masala Biryani

One of the simplest Degi Masala Biryani recipes for you today. A must try recipe for you to enjoy with family. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion #DashiFoods

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  • Saunf (Fennel seeds) ½ tbs
  • Hari elaichi (Green Cardamom) 16-17
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tbs
  • Jaifil (Nutmeg) ½ piece
  • Javatri (Mace) ½ piece
  • Shahi zeera (Caraway seeds) ½ tbs
  • Laung (Cloves) ½ tsp
  • Dahi (Yogurt) ¾ Cup
  • Kewra water 1 tbs
  • Zarda ka rang (Yellow food color) ½ tsp
  • Water 1 Cup
  • Chicken mix boti 750g
  • Adrak (Ginger) julienne 2 inch piece
  • Lehsan paste (Garlic paste) 2 tbs
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 4-5
  • Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) ½ tsp
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) roasted & crushed 1 tbs
  • Dahi (Yogurt) ¼ Cup
  • Hari mirch (Green chilli) paste 2 tbs
  • Tez paat (Bay leaves) 2-3
  • Lemon juice 3 tbs
  • Cooking oil 3 tbs
  • Chicken powder 1 sachet (18g)
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 1 tbs or to taste
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped handful
  • Podina (Mint leaves) chopped handful
  • Hari mirch (Green chilies) 4-5
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried ½ Cup
  • Chawal (Rice) 750g (soaked & boiled with salt until ¾th done)
  • Cooking oil 4 tbs


In a spice mixer,add fennel seeds,green cardamom,cumin seeds,nutmeg,mace,caraway seeds,cloves, blend well & set aside.

In a bowl,add yogurt,kewra water,yellow food color,whisk well & set aside.

In a pot,add water,chicken,ginger,garlic paste,salt,green cardamom,black peppercorns,cumin seeds, yogurt,green chili paste,bay leaves,lemon juice,prepared spice mix (reserve 1 tbs for later use),cooking oil,chicken powder,mix well and bring it to boil,cover & cook on medium flame for 6-8 minutes then cook uncovered on high flame until water is reduced.

Add turmeric powder,red chilli powder,fresh coriander,mint leaves,green chilies,mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add fried onion,prepared yogurt,half quantity of boiled rice,reserved prepared spice mix,remaining boiled rice,cooking oil,cover & steam cook on low flame for 18-20 minutes & serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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