Butter Chicken Biryani

Butter Chicken biryani is a delightful fusion biryani .All the flavor of butter chicken is infused into rice to get this delicious dish.

When I saw the recipe on foodfusionpk , I felt it was an interesting recipe to try as butter chicken is my kids’ all-time favorite and my hubby is very fond of biryani . So I tried my hands on their recipe – along with itsy- bitsy twists of mine to the same. Believe me, it was mind blowing. Both my hubby and kids gave double thumbs-up. So go on, give this recipe a try .

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Ingredients :

For the Biryani rice :-

  1. Rice – 2 and 3/4 cups
  2. bay leaf – 1
  3. cloves – 4
  4. cardamom – 3
  5. cinnamon stick – 1/4 inch
  6. salt
  7. water

For the chicken marination :-

  1. chicken breast – 500 gms
  2. ginger – a small piece
  3. garlic – 3-4 cloves
  4. green chilly – 2
  5. paprika powder – 2 teaspoon
  6. turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  7. lime juice – 1 tablespoon
  8. yoghurt – 1/4 cup
  9. salt – 1/2 to 1 teaspoon

For the butter chicken masala :-

  1. onion – 3
  2. tomato – 3
  3. green chilly – 2-3 (for extra spice, optional)
  4. ginger – garlic paste – 1/2 tablespoon
  5. red chilly powder – 1 – 1.5 teaspoon
  6. coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
  7. turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  8. garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  9. salt -1 teaspoon
  10. kasuri methi /dried fenugreek  powder – 1 teaspoon
  11. mint leaves – 1/4 cup
  12. cream –  3-4 tablespoon
  13. saffron -5-6 strands
  14. butter – 5-6 tablespoon
  15. oil – 2-3 tablespoon

Method :

Pre – preparations :-

  • wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes.
  • finely slice one large onion . Deep fry until golden and crispy (birista)
  • finely chop 2 medium onions.
  • puree the tomatoes by blending in the grinder without adding water
  • soak saffron strands in about 1/4 cup water to use as biriyani color.
  • cut the chicken breast into medium sized cubes. wash and pat dry.
  • make a paste of green chilly, ginger and garlic to be used for chicken marination.

Let’s get started :-  

  • marinate the chicken cubes in ingredients mentioned under ” for chicken marination” . Keep aside for at least  half an hour.
  • Heat oil in kadai and shallow fry the chicken cubes until done (for about 15 minutes). keep it aside.
  • To cook the rice – Heat enough water in a vessel. Add in all of the whole garam masala mentioned. when water starts boiling, add salt and rice. Cook till it is 3/4 th done. Drain and keep it ready
  • In another pot, heat 2 sticks of butter and 3-4 tablespoon of oil.
  • sauté finely chopped onions until it turn translucent.then add green chillies (optional) and ginger- garlic paste. saute till raw smell goes. Then add pureed tomatoes. mix well and cook for couple of minutes
  • add red chilly powder , coriander powder , turmeric powder , garam masala powder and salt. Combine well. add 1/2 cup of water and cook till it comes to boil.cover and cook on low flame for 3-4 minutes
  • then add kasuri methi and fried chicken pieces . Cover partially and cook on medium flame for about 5-8 minutes
  • Sprinkle half of the golden fried onion (birista) and mint leaves.
  • Add in cream .Give it a good mix.
  • Add the cooked rice evenly on top of the butter chicken masala.
  • sprinkle saffron water , remaining fried onions. Optionally , decorate with mint leaves.
  • make 4-5 holes on different parts of rice through to the masala. Add in little butter in each hole.
  • Cover well and steam cook for about 10 minutes.

Butter Chicken Biryani is ready ! Give a gentle mix , Serve and enjoy !

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