Special Degi Biryani

A very special Degi Biryani Recipe. Quick Easy and simple recipe. #HappyCookingToYou

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  • Chicken ½ kg
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) 2 tsp or to taste
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Oil ½ Cup
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 3-4
  • Laung (Cloves) 4-5
  • Tez paat (Bay leaves) 2-3
  • Badiyan ka phool (Star anise) 1
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) ½ tsp
  • Hari mirch (Green chilies) julienne 3-4
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 2 tbs
  • Tamatar (Tomato) 1 small
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Dahi (Yogurt) whisked ½ Cup
  • Dahi (Yogurt) whisked ½ Cup
  • Zarda ka rang (Yellow food color) ½ tsp or as required
  • Chawal (Rice) Sella ½ kg (soaked & boiled with salt)
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried 1 medium
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 2-3 tbs
  • Podina (Mint leaves) chopped 2-3 tbs
  • Hari mirch ka achar (Pickled green chilies) 2 tbs
  • Chawal (Rice) Sella boiled
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried 1 small
  • Kewra water 1 tbs


In chicken,add red chili powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder and garam masala powder,mix well and marinate for 15 minutes.

Cut pickled green chilies with the help of kitchen scissor & set aside.

In pot,add oil,green cardamom,cloves,bay leaves,star anise,cumin seeds and mix well.

Now add marinated chicken,green chilies and mix well.

Add ginger garlic paste and mix well for 2-3 minutes then cover and cook on low flame for 6-8 minutes.

Add tomato and salt,mix well and cook until tomatoes are soft.

Add yogurt and mix well,cover and cook for 5 minutes then cook on high flame until oil separates.

In yogurt,add yellow food color and mix well & add it in pot.

Cut pickled green chilies with the help of kitchen scissor & set aside.

Add half quantity of boiled rice,fried onion,fresh coriander,mint leaves,pickled green chilies,remaining  boiled rice,fried onion and kewra water.

Cover and steam cook on low flame for 8-10 minutes.

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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