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How to make Hyderabadi Biryani

by Organic Condiments on August 09, 2021

What's not to love about a plate of aromatic Biryani? It tastes heavenly and is loved by many around the world. Mughals were first to introduce this dish in North India, while South Indians got their taste for it from Arab traders who brought biryani with them as they travelled through these regions.

How to make Hyderabadi Biryani

You can find great versions of biryani all over India - including Lucknow, Old Delhi and Hyderabad!

Some of the most celebrated Biryanis in Southern India are Hyderabadi Biryani, Coorgi Mutton Biryani, Mangalorean Fish biryani and Chettinad cuisine.

Just in case you are in a mood to cook for yourself, here we bring you the recipe of the most famous Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani straight from the streets of Hyderabad.

Ingredients (Serving 5)

  • 1 cup boiled basmati rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint leaves
  • salt as required
  • 2 tablespoon refined oil
  • 3 Orco green cardamom
  • 2 Orco clove
  • 2 onion
  • 1 teaspoon Orco turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 cup hung curd
  • 2 tablespoon coriander leaves
  • Water as required
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 600 gm chicken
  • 1 tablespoon Orco garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon saffron
  • 1 tablespoon bay leaf
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon Orco cumin seeds
  • 4 green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon Orco red chilli powder
  • 2 drops kewra
  • 1 tablespoon rose water

Step 1: Prepare saffron and kewra water

You'll need to soak some saffron in water, mix kewra drops with more water and then stir it all together.

Step 2 Saute onions and tomatoes for 2-3 minutes

In the meanwhile, heat refined oil in a deep bottomed pan. Once the oil is hot enough add cumin seeds, bay leaf, green cardamom and black cardamom to it as well as cloves and saute for about one minute before adding chopped onions into it with some salt. Cook until they turn pink then mix in your chicken pieces which have been previously cut up into cubes or strips (depending on what you like) along with slit chilli peppers (green), turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste mixed together first beforehand if needed extra-hotness from red chili powder that has also already gone through this preparation stage too! Add hung curd at last so everything can be properly cooked.

Step 3 Cook Biryani on low heat

Add garam masala to the sauce and julienne ginger, coriander leaves, mint and kewra. Add rose water and saffron for flavor then simmer until chicken is tender

Step 4 Serve hot Chicken Biryani

Then add 1 cup cooked rice and spread evenly. Then add saffron water and pour ghee over it. Cook for 15-20 minutes with a closed lid and garnish with 1 tbsp fried onions and coriander leaves. Serve hot chicken biryani.

Top health benefits of Biryani

  • Rich source of Nutrients - One plate of Hyderabadi biryani is packed with nutrients like protein, carbohydrates, as well as fats.
  • Detoxifies internal organs - Biryani contains spices like turmeric, black pepper, cumin, ginger, garlic that are a rich source of antioxidants. Antioxidants help in detoxification.
  • Helps in digestion - Due to its richness in spices, biryani considerably helps in improving the digestion process.
  • Lower Insulin levels - It has a lower glycemic index than other rice recipes.
  • Helps in maintaining blood pressure - Biryani is rich in minerals like magnesium and potassium which helps in blood pressure regulation.
  • Promotes a healthy cardiovascular system - Fiber content present in rice reduces the chance of heart diseases.



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