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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Rinse the basmati rice in clear, cool water until the water runs clear.
Saute onions in the ghee on medium heat in a large pot.
Add the ginger-garlic paste, biryani masala, turmeric powder, and red chilli powder.
Add the chicken to the pot and cook until it is no longer pink.
Once the chicken is fully cooked, add the chopped tomatoes and yogurt. Cook until the tomatoes are soft.
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.
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.
Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve it hot.