Karachi Biryani

Ingredients for Karachi Biryani:

  1. Chicken – 1 kg
  2. Basmati rice – 1 kg
  3. Dalda – ½ cup
  4. Onion – 5
  5. Ginger-garlic paste – 3 table spoon
  6. Chilli powder – 4 tsp
  7. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  8. Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  9. Garam masala – ½ tsp
  10. Oil – ½ cup
  11. Cardamom – 3
  12. Cinnamon – 3
  13. Bay leaf (Karuva ila) – 3
  14. Dry plums – 15
  15. Curd – 200 milli
  16. Tomato – 500gm
  17. Green chillies – 4
  18. Potato – 500 gm
  19. Lemon – 3
  20. Coriander leaves – 200 gm
  21. Mint leaves – 200 gm
  22. Salt – as needed

How to prepare Karachi Biryani?

  1. Wash basmati rice thoroughly and soak for a while.
  2. In a round bottom vessel, fry onion till deep brown adding oil.
  3. Add chicken pieces and ingredients 5-19. Close the lid and cook well
  4. Boil water in another container; add rice, salt, mint and coriander leaves and half cook rice. Drain well, when it’s done.
  5. Make beautiful layers using cooked rice and chicken. On the top sprinkle saffron mixed with milk and ghee.
  6. Close the lid tightly and seal using maida. In a hot heath, bake for 20 minutes and serve hot.
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