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Recipe Name: Chicken/Vegetable Biriyani  
Category: Indian Regional Sub Category: Bengali


Prep Time Cook Time Serves



Chicken   500gms
Basmati rice   500gms
Medium size Potatoes   5
Ginger paste   4-5 tsp
Garlic paste   25 gms.
Onion paste   200gms.
Chilli powder   3-5tsp
Turmeric powder   2-3 tsp
Curd   half cup
Coriander powder   1 tsp
Sha morich powder   2 tsp
Cardamom powder   3 tsp
Pepper   1tsp
Cinnamon   1 tsp
Cloves   5-8
Cardamom   5-8
Milk   1 cup
Ghee   10 gms
Refined oil   30gms
Jafran (saffron) water   2 tsp
Keora water   4-5 drops
Rose water   5-7 drops
Sweet itter (antor)   4 drops
Salt   According to taste


  • Cut the chicken into pieces and wash well. Drain the water completely and keep it aside in a pan. Add to it curd, chilli powder, turmeric and other spices.
  • In a pan heat refined oil and fry the chicken pieces mixed with spices. Stir well. When it is cooked well keep it aside in a separate pan.
  • Half boil the potatoes in a little water, saffron water, Keora water, Rose water, Sweet itter (antor), Salt and sugar.
  • Wash the rice well and boil it with cardamom, cloves and keora water. Do not over cook the rice.
  • In one big cup of milk add all the other spices including keora water, Rose water, antor and Salt. Mix well and heat it for 10 mins.
  • Take a copper handi or pan. Place the boiled potatoes and chicken pieces in the handi; add over them the prepared milk.
  • Over it add a layer of rice, sprinkle saffron water over it, cover the opening of the handi with a piece of white cloth.
  • Heat it in low flame for 20-25 mins. Remove from fire. Open the cover and add little ghee on the rice layer. Serve hot.
  • For Vegetable Biriyani- Use mixed vegetables instead of chicken using the same procedure.
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Suggested Variation
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size   1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 595 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value'
Total Fat  15g 33%
Saturated Fat  -
Trans Fat  -  
Cholesterol  -
Sodium  540mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate  77g 24%
Dietary Fiber   -
Protein   4g
Vitamin A   10%   * Vitamin C  
Calcium   22% * Iron   2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending upon your daily needs