Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Spicy Chicken Biryani Recipe /Nawabi Chicken Biryani

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Nawabi Chicken Biryani is a very popular Hyderabadi recipe. It has a mouth watering taste and differs from the usual biryanies. It got its name, due to the liberal usage of raisins in it.  I learnt this recipe from my friend and the secret of the exquisite taste lies in the perfect blend of ingredients. It is easy to cook at home. Here, I love to share the recipe of Nawabi Chicken Biryani with you…Try it and enjoy the relishing taste :)                  
·         Biryani rice                                - 2 cups
·         Chicken                                    - ½ kg
·         Onion                                       - 4
·         Ghee                                        - 6 tbsp
·         Red chilly                                  - 3 or 4
·         Yoghurd                                   - 1 cup
·         Ginger garlic paste                    - 1 ½ tbsp
·         Dry fruits, cashew, almond        - ¼ cup
·         Cumin seeds                             - 1 tsp
·         Cinnamon                                 - 1
·         Cloves                                      - 3
·         Cardamom                                - 2
·         Bay leaf                                    - 1
·         Marathi moghu                          - 1
·         Mint and coriander leaves          - 1 cup
·         Turmeric pwd                            - ½ tsp
·         Red chilly pwd                          - 1 tbsp
·         Garam masala pwd                    - 1 tbsp
·         Salt to taste.
  1. Fry sliced onion and  red chill.
  2. Allow to cool and make a paste of it.
  3. Marinate chicken with the above paste, salt, yoghurd and ginger garlic paste for 1 hr.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee, fry dry fruits, cashew and almond nuts. Drain & reserve it.
  5. In the same pan, add sliced onion, fry till it turns light brown and crispy.
  6. Drain and reserve it.
  7. Add ghee to the pan, heat it, add cumin seeds, spices and wait to splutter.
  8. Add marinated chicken, fry till it shrinks.
  9. Add chopped mint and coriander leaves and fry for 2 more mins.
  10. Now add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, salt, garam masala pwd and stir well.
  11. Add ½ cup water and cook the chicken, until it is tender.
  12. Heat the pressure pan, add 1 tbsp ghee, fry the biryani rice for 5 mins.
  13. Add 3 cups of water and pressure cook it, until it is three-fourth done.
  14. Take a large pan, spread a layer of cooked white rice, sprinkle fried onion.
  15. Cover  it with chicken masala and repeat the same layering, until the chicken and rice are over.
  16. Cover this tightly and cook it in oven.
  17. When the rice is completely done, mix it gently.
  18. Garnish with fried dry fruits, cashew and badam nuts.
  1. Serve hot with chopped coriander leaves garnishing  


  1. Hello Jay

    Biriyani looks yummy and mouthwatering..You have a wonderful space here with excellent collection..Love it...Happily following you :-)

    Kairali sisters

  2. Wat a marvellous and tempting dish..am drooling rite now here..

  3. Hello Jay

    Biriyani looks yummy and mouthwatering..its so tempting can u pass the plate for me....

  4. Wow!! Wow!!! looks awesome....yummy yumm

  5. miam, miam, looks perfect!!! briyanis are my all time favourites!!!

  6. Really a tempting one..yummm

  7. WOW!! One more biriyani recipe..Yummy!!!

  8. wow, briyani looks fabulous Jay. Another briyani recipe from you I guess. The chicken legs looks very tempting..

  9. U have fab recipe's... i really loved many of ur recipe's... this briyani looks mouthwater... even i do cook briyani almost the same way...

  10. Mouthwatering & delicious biryani..

  11. iam tooo following u....nawabi biriyani is grt........

  12. ooh, love the biryani...ingredients look awesome!

  13. woooow,,biryani looks perfect dear n makes meeee hungryyy...biryani is my all time faaav nooo compromise in it,,,

  14. Dear friends, Thank u all for ur appreciation and wonderful comments:)

    Keep Visiting...!

  15. Perfect and mouthwatering biriyani...

  16. I love briyanis....they are so tasty and delicious!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for following :)

  17. Delicious biriyani
    look superb yarr..feel to have it now..

  18. Briyani looks so perfect and delicious...very inviting :)

  19. oh wow, what a colorful biryani platter! looks so mouth-wateringly tempting!

  20. The word 'biryani' always excites me, love it Jay. They make me really hungry !!

  21. looks amazing can't beat a good biriyani thanks so much for following will also follow love indian food my hubby is from India Rebecca

  22. Thanx for dropping ur sweet comments n for ur precious time.

  23. wow my family loves this kinda biriyani and the recipe is superb. thanks for sharing.

  24. Dear Sayantani, Thank u.

  25. wowwww looks yummy & nice clicks...

  26. hi jay , thnx for dropping by mine and u have a nice blog.Iam a vegetarian ..I'll try this briyani with veggies,Looks very nice :)

  27. Tahnx for visiting my blog and following my blog:)u have a nice blog with yummy recipes and a cute and simple template.Will keep visiting u often

  28. Dear Menaga, Chitra, Ramya & Simply Life, Thank u all for your motivating comments:)

  29. Very very tempting. I cannot help myself from following you..
    I am drooling.

  30. Wow Jay..Love this Nawabi Chicken Biryani..It looks tempting and delicious..Thanks to you we can eat what the Nawabs Ate and feel Nawabi !!! One question for you..what is Marathi Moghu..

  31. Dear Suhaina, thanks for the compliment yaar!

  32. Hy Dolly,
    Thanks for ur appreciation n precious time. Marathi Moghu is a spice, which when added to the biryani, gives a special aromatic flavor. Its available at all leading Indian stores. Try and enjoy the Nawabi Chicken biryani..:)

  33. Your biryani looks perfect! Firts time here, loved your collection and must say that you seem to have the 'touch' for making great biryanis - your egg biryani looks delicious too!

  34. wonderful space! I have an award for u on my space....

  35. Dear S,

    I am very happy to receive this award from you...Thank You:)

  36. Your biryani looks awesome. I was sharing this with my husband as he's non-veggie and bookmarked recipe for him.He will try the recipe soon and I'll let u know.

  37. Egyik Biryani recept jobb a másiknál! Csodásak a fotók! :)


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