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andhra biryani



Andhra Biryani is a spicy and flavorful dish from the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. This dish is a type of biryani (a staple rice dish in Indian cuisine) infused with the intense flavors of Andhra spices and hot red chilli. It's made with long grain basmati rice, meat (usually chicken, lamb, or fish), and a unique blend of spices. The dish is renowned for its unique balance of flavors and intense heat, setting it apart from other biryani recipes.

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basmati rice

2 cups


3 cups

chicken pieces

1 kg

big onions (sliced)


green chilies (slit)



1 tablespoon

garlic paste

red chili powder

2 tablespoons

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala powder

1 tablespoon

curd (yogurt)

1 cup

mint leaves (chopped)

1/2 cup

coriander leaves (chopped)

1/2 cup

clarified butter (ghee)

1/2 cup




4 pods

star anise



1/2 inch piece



Step 1:

Marinate the chicken pieces with curd, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, and ginger-garlic paste for at least an hour.

Step 2:

Soak the basmati rice in water for 30 minutes, then drain.

Step 3:

Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in a pan, add the cloves, cardamom, star anise, and cinnamon, and sauté until fragrant.

Step 4:

Add the sliced onions and green chilies and sauté until the onions turn golden brown.

Step 5:

Add the soaked and drained basmati rice to the pan and sauté for a few more minutes.

Step 6:

Pour the water into the pan, bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let the rice cook.

Step 7:

In another pan, heat the rest of the ghee and add the marinated chicken.

Step 8:

Cook until the chicken is done, then add the mint and coriander leaves.

Step 9:

Layer the half-cooked rice over the chicken in the pan. Let it cook for another 15-20 minutes.

Step 10:

Once the biryani is cooked, let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.

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