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Andhra Chicken Biryani Recipe
Andhra Chicken Biryani Recipe

                  This is a simple, spicy and delicious Andhra Chicken Biryani Recipethat can be followed even by a newbie.  If you are interested, can check out my other Chknbiryani recipes:  hyderabadi chicken dum biryani recipeeasy chicken biryani in pressure cooker  

* Check out my Andhra Special kodi biryani muslim chicken biryani recipe,  Kanuma special. It is an oven method

1 cup basmathi rice or any aged rice (soaked for 10 mins)
1 ½  cup water (amount required can differ if you do not soak the rice) 
3 to 4 tbsps oil or ghee.
1 big onion sliced very thinly
1 green chili slit (can increase to 2)
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
Fistful of mint / pudina leaves
Fistful of coriander leaves
1¾ tsps  biryani masala powder (check my homemade biryani masala powder if interested) * updated

Seasoning (whole spices)
1 bay leaf
3 cardamom
6 cloves
2” 2 cinnamon stick
Few pepper corn
1 small nutmeg (can reduce to half)
2 strands of mace
1 star anise
350 gms chicken pieces with bones is preferred (can use boneless too)
¼ cup of yogurt (optional, if using reduce 2 tbsps water otherwise your rice can turn mushy)
1 ½  tsp ginger garlic paste
¼ tsp turmeric
¾ tsp redchili powder
¼ tsp pepper pow
Salt to taste
2 to 3 tbsps lemon juice

1.     Marinate the chicken with the marination ingredients. Set aside and proceed further. There is no specific marination time required for this recipe.
2.     Wash rice several times and soak for 20 mins. Drain and set aside
3.     Heat a deep pan or a casserole or a pressure pan with oil
4.     Sauté the spices in the oil to get an aroma
5.     Add onions & green chili. Fry till the onions turn golden color, this step is crucial else the biryani can taste sweet.
6.     Add ginger garlic paste and sauté quickly, do not burn else the biryani can turn bitter.
7.     Add the mint and coriander leaves
8.     Add marinated chicken and fry on high flame till the chicken turns white in color. This usually takes 3 to 4 mins
9.     Add garam masala or biryani masala pow and mix well

10.                       Pour water and let the water come to a boil
11.                       Once it comes to a boil, set the flame to medium ,close the lid and cook the chicken for exactly 5 mins
12.                       After 5 mins, add the rice &  salt. Stir well
 13.                       On a medium flame, Cook without the lid till almost all the water evaporates. Refer pic

14.                       Simmer the heat. Mix well from the bottom, Close the lid and cook till the rice is fully done. If needed can sprinkle little water. Take care not to burn the bottom. To prevent the rice being burnt at the bottom  I usually move this rice casserole on to a hot tawa and cook till the rice is cooked fully. Refer the pic to understand better. 
15.                       Do not open the lid for atleast 15 mins after the rice is finished cooking.
Serve hot with raita.

Andhra Chicken Biryani Recipe
Andhra Chicken Biryani Recipe

* can use any store bought biryani masala powder too, but adjust the quantity as per the powder. 

Andhra Chicken Biryani Recipe
Andhra Chicken Biryani Recipe
Andhra Chicken Biryani Recipe
Andhra Chicken Biryani Recipe
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