Make & Store Biryani Marinade

A perfect way to pre-prep biryani with this ‘Make and Store Biryani Marinade’ for quick and easy biryani any time. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion #RamzanRecipe

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  • Hari mirch (Green chillies) 7-8
  • Podina (Mint leaves) 1/4 Cup
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) 1/4 Cup
  • Lemon juice 3-4 tbs
  • Dahi (Yogurt) whisked 1 & ½ Cup
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 3 tbs
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tbs or to taste
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) roasted & crushed 1 tbs
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 1 & ½ tbs or to taste
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) 1 tsp
  • Saunf (Fennel seeds) crushed ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder ½ tbs
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 7-8
  • Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) ½ tsp
  • Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2-3
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 1 tbs
  • Tez paat (Bay leaves) 3-4
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried 1 Cup
  • Chicken 1 kg
  • Cooking oil ½ Cup
  • Podina (Mint leaves) chopped 2-3 tbs
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 2-3 tbs
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried 1-2 tbs
  • Chawal (Rice) sella ½ kg (soaked & boiled with salt until 3/4th done)
  • Ghee melted 2 tbs
  • Water 2-3 tbs
  • Zarda ka rang (Yellow food color) ½ tsp


Prepare Make & Freeze Biryani Marinade:

In blender,add green chillies,mint leaves,fresh coriander,lemon juice,blend well & set aside.

In a bowl,add yogurt,ground paste,ginger garlic paste,salt,cumin seeds,red chili powder,turmeric powder,fennel seeds,garam masala powder,green cardamom,black peppercorns,cinnamon sticks, coriander seeds,bay leaves,fried onion and mix well.Biryani marinade is ready!

In prepared biryani marinade,add chicken and mix well.

Add cooking oil and mix well,cover & marinate for 1 hour.

Can be stored in freezer for up to 1 month (divide in two containers ½ kg in each box).

How to Use Frozen marinade to make quick Biryani:

Before cooking,take out from freezer,defrost marinated chicken in refrigerator for 6 hours/overnight or at kitchen counter for 2-3 hours.

In a pot,add defrosted chicken biryani marinade (½ kg),mint leaves,fresh coriander,fried onion,boiled rice and ghee.

In water,add yellow food color and mix well.

Now add dissolve food color,trun on the flame,place damp cloth over the pot,cover & steam cook on low flame for 30-35 minutes & serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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