Red Chicken Biryani
Ruchik Randhap Delicious Cooking
Ruchik Randhap Delicious Cooking
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Ingredients

  • 2 hours or overnight
  • 1 kg chicken or mutton on the bone
  • 2 big potatoes (optional)
  • salt to taste
  • 4-5 dtsp spicy red chilli powder * see note#1
  • 2 dtsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • hung curd made out of 400gm thick curds/yogurt * see note#2
  • 2 medium sized onions sliced, browned & crushed (or ground to paste) * see note#3
  • juice of 1/2 lime (optional)
  • salt to taste (approx 1 level tsp)
  • 3 cups basmati rice * see note#4
  • 8-9 cups of water
  • 3 cloves 2 inch piece cinnamon
  • 5 peppercorns 2 green cardamoms
  • 2 black cardamoms
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/2 tsp shah jeera (black cumin seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp saunf (fennel seeds)
  • 1 bayleaf
  • juice of 1/2 lime 2 pinches of sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 2 large onions finely sliced
  • 1 fistful (approx 3/4 th packed cup) mint leaves
  • 1 fistful (approx 3/4th packed cup) coriander leaves
  • a few strands of saffron soaked in 2 tbsp warm milk
  • 2-3 drops of red food colouring dissolved in 3 tbsp rose water or kewra (screw pine essence) *see note#5
  • 6-7 tsp melted ghee (or as required) (optional)
  • 1/4 cup raisins (kishmish) (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cashewnut halves (optional)

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