Simplest Biryani

This has to be the best Biryani recipe for beginners. It does not only taste good but its the simplest biryani recipe you would find. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion

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  • Chicken ½ kg
  • Dahi (Yogurt) 1 Cup
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 1 tbs
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 2 tbs
  • Hari mirch (Green chilli) chopped 4-5
  • Pyaz (Onion) sliced 1 large
  • Podina (Mint leaves) chopped 2 tbs
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 2 tbs
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried 1 Cup
  • Lemon juice 2 tbs
  • Water 2 & ½ litres
  • Darchini (Cinnamon stick) 1
  • Laung (Cloves) 4-5
  • Sabut Kali mirch (Black peppercorns) ½ tsp
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 2
  • Badiyan ka phool (Star anis) 1
  • Tez patta (Bay leaves) 2
  • Namak (Salt) 1 & ½ tbs
  • Sirka (Vinegar) 2 tbs
  • Chawal (Rice) Sella 500g soaked for 30 minutes
  • Cooking oil 5-6 tbs
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tbs
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander)
  • Podina (Mint leaves)
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried
  • Zarda ka rang (Yellow food color) ½ tsp
  • Water 2-3 tbs


In a bowl add chicken, yogurt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste, green chilli, onion, mint, fresh coriander, fried onion, lemon juice & mix well. Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes.

In a pot add water, cinnamon stick, clove, black pepper corns, green cardamom, star anis, bay leaves, salt, vinegar & bring it to boil.

Add rice & let it cook until ¾ done (approx. 8-10 minutes). Strain & set aside.

In a pot add cooking oil, cumin seeds, marinated chicken & stir fry for 2-3 minutes.

Cover & cook on low flame for 10-12 minutes.

Remove the lid and cook on high flame until oil separates. Now turn the flame off.

Take half amount of korma in a dish & reserve it for later use.

Now add & spread half amount of boiled rice, reserved korma, fresh coriander, mint, fried onion, remaining boiled rice.

Dissolve Orange food colour in water and add in it. Cover & steam cook on low flame for 8-10 minutes.

Mix and serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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