QUICK AND EASY KOLKATA STYLE CHICKEN BIRYANI WITH MY VERSION OF SPICES

Updated: Dec 26, 2020


Today again, I cooked Kolkata style Biryani. I am fond of Biryani, and any time of the day I can eat it. Had a craving today and did not have much time , so I cooked today with my very own quick and easy recipe.

I have eaten so much of Biryani in so many restaurants, but nothing could beat Kolkata style biryani. It is always different and special for me. Kolkata is a city in the eastern part of India. My India trip does not complete without eating Biryani from a famous restaurant Aminia in Kolkata.

Usually, cooking biryani is an elaborate process, but In today's busy life, who has time for an elaborate process. So tried to recreate the flavor of Kolkata biryani with my own version of spices.


Prep time: 35 mins

Cook time: 1hr 35 mins

Servings: 3 to 4


Ingredients:


To make your own Biryani masala

  1. Cardamom Powder -1/2 tsp

  2. Cinamon powder - 1/2 tsp

  3. Clove powder - 1/2 tsp

  4. Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp

  5. Nutmeg Powder -1/2 tsp

  6. Roasted Coriander powder -1/2 tsp

  7. Roasted Cumin Powder -1/2 tsp

Mix 1-7 spices as a Biryani masala and keep aside

  1. Yogurt - 2 tbsp

  2. Biryani masala - 4tsp

  3. Oil - 1 tbsp

  4. Ginger pest -1 tsp

  5. Garlic pest - 1 tsp

  6. Barista (Fried Onion) - 1 cup

  7. Chili powder - 1/2 tsp

  8. Milk - 4tbsp

  9. Keowra water - 1 tsp

  10. Rosewater - 1tsp

  11. Saffron - Pinch

  12. Mitha Atore - 3 drops

  13. Saffron -pinch

  14. Salt - 3 tsp

  15. Lime - 1

  16. Potato - 6 pcs (small)

  17. Boiled egg - 6 pcs

  18. Alloo Bakra - 5 pcs (optional)

  19. Ghee (clarified butter) - 4 tbsp

  20. Mewa (thickened milk) - 2tbsp

  21. Barista (Fried Onion) - 1/2 cup, and Chili powder and keep it aside for 30 mins.

  22. Whole spices( Cardamom big 1 and small 2-3,Cinnamon stick 1 inch, Clove 3-4)

  23. Basmati Rice - 1 and 1/2 cups


Method:

  1. Marinate the chicken with Yogurt, 2 tsp Biryani masala, Oil, Ginger pest, Garlic pest, Barista (Fried Onion) - 1/2 cup, and Chili powder and keep it aside for 30 mins .

  2. Soak rice for 30 mins and cook with whole spices and 2 tsp of salt until it's half way done.

3. Fry Potatoes and keep them aside

4. Warm the milk and add saffron , Rosewater, Kewrawater, Mithaatore in it and set aside.


Assemble the Biryani for Dam(Cook in very low heat)


For that you need :

5. Take a heavy bottom pan to assemble the Biryani

6. Grease the Pan with Ghee.

7. From the very bottom

Layer :

  • Bay leaves

  • Chicken pieces

  • Fried Potato

  • Boiled eggs

  • Add spiced chicken broth

  • Barista (1/2 cup)

  • Sprinkle Biryani Masala 1 tsp

  • Lime juice

  • Mewa

  • Cooked Rice

  • Again Biryani Masala 1 tsp

  • Saffron milk

  • Rest of Mewa

  • Ghee

Then cover the pan with foil and dam( cook it in simmer) for 30 mins



Turn off the heat and let it rest for 10 mins

Serve the warm Biryani with Cucumber Mint Raita (Mix Yogurt, Onion, Cucumber and Mint)




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