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indian biryani



Indian Biryani is a famous and loved dish all over the world. A mixture of aromatic spices, flavorful rice, and tender meats, Indian Biryani is the ultimate comfort food. It is a one-pot dish that bursts with flavors and aromatic allure. While many believe biryani originated in the Middle East, it has become a staple in Indian cuisine. There are several regional variations of biryani, including Hyderabadi biryani, Lucknowi biryani, Kolkata biryani, and Malabar biryani.

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Basmati rice

2 cups



onions, finely chopped


tomatoes, finely chopped



2 tablespoons

garlic paste

Biryani masala

2 tablespoons

turmeric powder

1 tablespoon

red chilli powder

1 tablespoon

ghee (clarified butter)

1 tablespoon

plain yogurt

1/2 cup


2 teaspoons


4 cups

Fresh cilantro for garnish



Step 1:

Rinse the basmati rice in clear, cool water until the water runs clear.

Step 2:

Saute onions in the ghee on medium heat in a large pot.

Step 3:

Add the ginger-garlic paste, biryani masala, turmeric powder, and red chilli powder.

Step 4:

Add the chicken to the pot and cook until it is no longer pink.

Step 5:

Once the chicken is fully cooked, add the chopped tomatoes and yogurt. Cook until the tomatoes are soft.

Step 6:

In a separate large pot, bring 4 cups of water to a rolling boil and add the rinsed basmati rice. Boil the rice till it's 70% cooked then drain the water.

Step 7:

Layer the partially cooked rice over the chicken and spread it out evenly. Cover the pot and let it cook on low heat for about 20 minutes.

Step 8:

Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve it hot.

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