Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Hyderabad Chicken Briyani

Recipe Source : VahChef
Recommended by: My Beloved Friend Priya Ranjit

I have made some alteration to the ingredients, I have used chicken instead f
2 cups of Basmathi rice
500 g of chicken (I used whole leg)
3 large onion (sliced thinly and fried)
2 tsp red chilli powder
2 tbsp of coriander powder
1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp of cumin powder
1 tsp of black pepper powder
1 tsp of garam masala powder
1 tsp of cumin seed
1 pc cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
2 cardamom
2 star anise
2 cloves
1 tbsp of lemon juice
1/2 cup of curd
5 pcs green chilli (chopped)
A bunch of coriander (chopped)
A bunch of mint leaves (chopped)
A few drops of yellow coloring/saffron milk
Salt to taste
3 tbsp of oil

Rice part 

Basmathi rice (washed & soaked for 30 minutes)

Cook rice with whole garam masala, oil and salt. We need to take out rice in two parts (40% and 60% cooked and separated)

Chicken masala

Marinate chicken with ginger garlic paste, green chilli, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, cumin seeds, half of fried onion, salt, whole garam masala, lemon juice, curd, coriander leaves, mint leaves, bay leaf and oil for 30 minutes.

Now put the marinated chicken in a heavy bottomed pan or pressure cooker, layer with 40% cooked rice, coriander leaves, mint leaves, fried onion, then another layer of 60% cooked rice, coriander leaves, mint leaves, fried onion, garam masala powder and yellow coloring.

Let this cooked over medium flame for 30-45 minutes until the rice and chicken are completely cooked. As the chef said the whole house will have a wonderful aroma and you know your briyani is completely cooked.

Now our Hyderabad Chicken Briyani is ready to be served, I served this briyani with Tomato and Onion Raita. Do try and let me know how it turned out for you!


  1. Loved the first click. Looks lip-smacking

  2. Sis!!! Superb briyani picture dear, what a wow!

    You got me salivating again at your scrumptious dish...

    Ithu nyayamma??? :)

  3. Tempting and flavourful..very inviting biryani.

  4. Biryani looks so tasty! Drooling over here!!

  5. Love the first click and briyani looks so of my fav

  6. ohhhh i want a plateful of this gorgeous biriyani..literally iam drooling here:)

  7. Yummyy biryani..i luv this version too..

  8. Briyani looks total professional.

  9. liked your first click dear.. will try this version too..

  10. Oh my god...its so tempting and looks delicious...

    Even i like Vahchef Tuma's his way of cooking and video..

    I have tried many of his recipes, butter chicken etc.,

  11. OMG this biryani is simply superb Arthy pattaya kallaputhu :P i dont know how i missed this recipe, dear you give me credits for recommending :P aww you are one sweetheart, thanks and I am sure you enjoyed it didnt you???? aww this makes me hungry now.. I want I want... Hugs

    1. Tq Priya for recommending, its one delicious briyani I have tried ever...

  12. Wish i live near you sis, so that i can enjoy this wonderful,flavourful,rich looking briyani.Drooling here.

    1. Tq sis, I dont mind staying near u as u r a great chef...

  13. Feeling hungry,Suman..Yummilicious!

  14. Biryani looks so delicious!! Just seeing the pictures am getting hungry.. :)

  15. looks fav..too..but lent season has started for us..will try it in EASTER...

  16. Arthy, i too follow vahchef's recipe dear, unbeatable and flavorful. you made it perfectly. loved the clicks very much. well done

  17. Spicy and yummy hyderabadi chicken biriyani. Inviting too.

  18. This looks so tempting .....Feel like having it right now for lunch !!!

    Today's Recipe
    Tomato Rasam

  19. Droolworthy biryani, a must try recipe dear. Can't take off my eyes from your bowl delightful chicken biryani.

    today's recipe:

  20. such an amazing looking biryani...loved the first pic

  21. Wow! This looks delicious Arthy :-)

    1. not only the looks it tasted great Nilu...


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