Tandoori Chicken Biryani Recipe

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Chicken – 1 kg
Curd – 3/4 cup
Chilli powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Tandoori masala – 6 to 7 tsp
Ginger and Garlic paste – 3 tbsp
Mace and Nutmeg powder (optional) – 1/2 tsp
Saffron – a pinch
Lemon juIce – 3 tbsp
Salt – as required
Oil 2 tbsp
Bay leaf – 2
Black Cardamom – 2
Cloves – 4
Cinnamon sticks (1 inch size) – 3
Black Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Onion (slIced) – 5
Ginger and Garlic paste – 2 tbsp
Tomatoes – 4
Coriander leaves – 1 cup
Mint – 1 cup
Chilli powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Green chillies (optional) – 5
Curd – 1/2 cup
Mace and Nutmeg powder (optional) – a pinch
Salt – as required
Basmati RIce – 3 cups
Black Cardamom – 1
Black Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Salt – as required
Green Cardamom (optional) – 3
Cloves (optional) – 3
yellow Colour – a pinch
Mint – 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup
Mace and Nutmeg powder – 2 pinches
Fried Onions – 1/4 cup
Lemon juIce – 3 tbsp

How to make Tandoori Chicken Biryani


Marinate for tandoori chicken
Marinate the chicken with curd, chilli powder, turmeric powder, tandoori masala and other ingredients.

Use salt as per taste.

Leave the chicken to marinate for about 4 hrs to overnight.

Cooking tandoori chicken

Place the chicken in a pan and cook until all the moisture is absorbed.

Cook the chicken without closing the lid.

When the chicken is cooked and all the moisture is absorbed, place the cooked chicken on a pre-heated grill pan with a few tsp of oil.

Turn the chicken after a couple of minutes. Cook on a medium flame.

Drizzle a little oil half way through the cooking. Cook well on both sides until you get that glaze, shine and char grilled effect on the chicken.

Making gravy
Take a big utensil, add oil and fry onions till soft and brown. take 1/4 cup onions and keep it aside.

Now in the same vessel, add bay leaf and all the whole spices and stir for 1 min.

Add ginger and garlic paste, tomatoes and stir well.

Cook until the tomatoes are soft.

Add chilli powder and other remaining dry spices and stir for about 2 mins. Add curd and mix well for 2 mins.

Also add the remaining left over marinate and also some gravy, which is left from the tandoori chicken cooking.

Cook for a few minutes with the lid closed and until it gets to a gravy consistency and oil starts to leave on top.

Add mint, coriander leaves, salt and simmer for about 5 minutes. for the rice, add rice, salt and water in a pan .Put half the rice on the gravy.

Spread it properly. Place tandoori chicken pieces. Put rice again and spread.

Add fried onions, mint, coriander leaves, mace and nut meg powder, saffron or colour, lemon juice and then at last all the tandoori chicken pieces.

Close the lid tightly and cook it on simmer for 20 to 25 mins or until the rice is fully cooked.

Zarnak Sidhwa Posted By: Bushra jawed, Quatta

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Reviews & Comments (10)

Babak - Hyderabad Mar 30, 2017
I wrote to chef rida with some questions about Tandoori Chicken Biryani but no response. Can you people reply my questions through rida aftab about Rice recipes.
Urooj - Karachi Apr 01, 2015
tandoori chicken to mujhe waise bhi bohot pasand hai or biryani bhi or aj mai ne pehli bar ye recipe kfoods.com par dekhi hai. mai new recipes bohot perfect banati hon or aj tandori biryani pe hath saf karti hon .
Tabinda Sheikh - Karachi Mar 26, 2015
mai 2,3 chefs ko hi follow karti hon jis me zakir qureshi, shireen anwar or rida aftab shamil hain. chef zarnak ka naam pehli bar suna hai . or tandoori chicken ki biryani ki recipe sirf chef zarnak ki hi milli hai. dekhte hain try karne ke baad kesi banti hai chef ki quality bhi dekhen ge
mrs fahad - karachi Jul 24, 2014
its really very tastfull .
Shanzay - Karachi Apr 03, 2014


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