How to make Murgh Aloo Bukhara Biryani -

Chicken Biryani flavoured with plums.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Rice (चावल), Chicken (चिकन)

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Rice

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Murgh Aloo Bukhara Biryani

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Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Murgh Aloo Bukhara Biryani Recipe

  • Rice 1 1/2 cups

  • Chicken 600 grams

  • Plums dried 10-12

  • Whole garam masala 2 tablespoons

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Onions 6 medium

  • Ginger 3 one-inch pieces

  • Garlic 7-8 cloves

  • Tomatoes 3 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves a a few sprigs

  • Biryani masala 4 tablespoons

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Chicken stock 3 cups

  • Saffron (kesar) a pinch

  • Milk 1/2 cup


Step 1

Pick, wash and soak rice in water for about thirty minutes. Drain. Peel, wash and thinly slice onions. Peel, wash and chop ginger finely. Peel and chop garlic finely. Wash and chop tomatoes. Clean, wash and chop coriander leaves.

Step 2

Wash and cut chicken breasts into cubes. Drain. Marinate them in yogurt, salt and chopped fresh coriander leaves for an hour. Dissolve saffron in warm milk and keep aside. Heat sufficient oil in a thick-bottomed pan.

Step 3

Add half of the sliced onions and fry till crisp and golden brown. Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep aside for garnish. Heat three tablespoons of oil in a pan and add whole garam masala. Let it crackle. Add remaining sliced onions and sauté until light golden brown.

Step 4

Add finely chopped ginger, chopped garlic, biryani masala and tomatoes. Cook for about five minutes. Add marinated chicken and the plums and mix well. Add the soaked and drained rice and mix. Add chicken stock and salt to taste. Cook on high heat till the mixture comes to a boil.

Step 5

Lower the heat and cook till both the chicken and rice are almost cooked. Sprinkle the saffron milk and half the fried onions. Mix, cover and cook on low heat till done. Garnish with remaining fried onions and serve hot.

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