Monday, 8 April 2019

Kolkata Style Chicken Dum Biryani / Kolkata Style Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani is always on top list of my family menu. You can say it’s a hot favorite dish and anytime hit. We eat all types of chicken biryani like normal chicken biryani, Hyderabadi chicken dum biryani, Andhra style biryani, Chettinad biryani and many more. But today I will share the recipe of Kolkata style chicken dum biryani. 

Have you tasted the famous Kolkata style Chicken Biryani?

What is special in Kolkata style biryani?

 Addition of boiled egg, potato and few spices make this dish really special.  Both in chicken and mutton biryani, addition of egg and super soft potatoes are must. The rice is not spicy and not sweet too. But the right balance of spice laced with proportionate amount of ghee makes it aromatic and tasty. Kids can also enjoy this Kolkata style biryani. 

 Check it out the recipe, prepare at home and surprise your near & dear once. This is my weekend special recipe for my readers. Enjoy the weekend with this royal pot meal!! There is a quick step-by-step procedure of Kolkata style Chicken Biryani. 
Kolkata Style Chicken Dum Biryani / Kolkata Style Chicken Biryani

500 gm chicken, washed and drained completely

1 large onions, finely sliced

1 tsp saffron

1/2 cup luke warm milk

salt to taste

Food color (red/orange) a pinch

Potato – 2, cut into halves, fried and boiled with salt

Boiled egg - 2

2 tbsps ghee + 5 tbsps oil

For marination:

1/2 cup thick curd/yogurt

5-6 green chillis, make a small slit in them

1 1/2 tbsps ginger garlic paste

1/2 cup Onion paste

1 tbsp red chilli powder (adjust)

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tbsp coriander powder

juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon salt 
Biryani masala, make pwd:

8 cloves

1″ cinnamon stick

4 elaichi/cardamom

3/4 tsp shah jeera

8 pepper corns

6 Jaiphal (Nutmeg)

6 Javitri (Mace)

6 Kabab chini (Cubeb)

Ingredients to cook rice:

2 cups Basmati rice

4 cloves

2 cardamoms

1″ cinnamon stick

2 bay leaves

1 Kabab chini

1 Javitri

1 Jaiphal

1 tbsp oil

1 1/2 tbsps salt

Roast the ingredients given for making Biryani masala and make powder by using mixer grinder or mortar & pestle. Your biryani masala is ready now.  Marinate the chicken pieces with curd, ginger paste, garlic paste, onion paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, green chili, salt, lemon juice and biryani masala powder. Time of marination should be minimum 6 hours. Fry few onions with little salt and sugar and prepare “beresta”. Keep it aside for later use. While cooking the rice, add bay leave, cinnamon stick, cardamom, clove, jaiphal, jaitri, kabab chini, salt and little oil. Whole spices give aromatic flavor to the rice. When the rice is half cooked, strain the water and spread it in plates and allow cooling. Sprinkle salt and little sugar from top. Food color is mixed in little amount of rice. Add the saffron to the luke warm milk and combine well. Keep aside. Now heat oil and ghee in a wok add the marinated chicken and spread out over the vessel. Initially cook in high flame for 5 minutes and then add a tbsp of oil over the chicken pieces and reduce flame. Cook the chicken properly and once it is cooked switch off the gas.

Step-by-step Kolkata style Chicken Biryani

Now take a big vessel and grease with ghee. Place one third of the cooked chicken in the bottom and then spread a layer of rice, colored rice, saffron milk, beresta, one/two piece potato and one boiled egg. Over this layer, similarly prepare layers by adding chicken, potato, rice, colored rice, beresta, boiled egg and saffron milk. Place lid and over the lid place a heavy weight and seal the edges with wheat dough. Cook on high flame for 2 mins. Remove the vessel from the stove and place an iron tawa. Allow to heat. Reduce to low flame and place back the biryani vessel on the iron tawa and cook biryani for 20-25 minutes. Turn off heat and do not remove lid for 10 mins. After 10 mins, remove lid, combine gently and serve hot with raita and curry of your choice.

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  1. wish i could have it now,looks so yum..

  2. OMG! Droolworthy chicken biryani. Fingerlicking good biryani you made Amrita. Please pass the plate to me...:)

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  3. Lovely.. New variety of chicken biriyani :)
    And pls see this post for more details & the questions u have to answer for the Liebster award.. Since I had already posted it once, did not repeat on my second post...

  4. Looks superb!! I love chicken biryani!! :)

  5. Looks superb!! I love chicken biryani!! :)

  6. Yummy and delicious biryani, I am a gr8 fan of biryani. Yours looks fab...

  7. Thank you all for your lovely comments..

  8. Thanks for linking up Amrita.. I never knew Kolkatta style... It's amazing to learn diff variety of it. Btw, be careful about the anyms comments like above many are hacked.

  9. Biryani looks wonderful... Makes me hungry... I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog..

  10. Biriyani is an irresistible dish.. just had it last night..

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  12. Amazing biryani recipe...a must try:) I'm always looking for new ways to try this classic...

  13. What a lovely Biryani... just the Kolkata way...

  14. Wow what a flavourful biryani, Amrita. Looks so tasty.

  15. Rich & delicious biryani.........

  16. A simple and very tasty rice dish!

  17. Just the word biryani bring a smile to my face.Very nicely done, Amrita! One of these days I am going to try with eggs and potatoes.


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