Hyderabadi Biiyani

Special Dish of Hyderabad

Recipe by SaritaRajendra of Hyderabad, IN

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Ingredients non vegetarian 6 servings

    • 1 whole chicken(cut into pieces),
    • 1/2 kg basmati rice(pre-soaked for atleast half an hour),
    • 200 g clarified butter or cooking oil
    • 200 g plain yogurt,
    • 2 medium thinly sliced onions,
    • 2 cinnamon sticks(dal cheeni),
    • 5 cardamom pods(choti ilaichi),
    • 6 cloves(lavang),
    • 1 tbsp garlic paste,
    • 1 tbsp ginger paste,
    • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder,
    • 1 tbsp red chilli powder,
    • 3 tbsp coriander powder,
    • 1 tbsp cumin powder,
    • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds,
    • few saffron strands soaked in five tbsps of water
    • ready fried onions for garnishing
    • chopped fresh coriander leaves


    1. Marinate the chicken pieces with the plain yogurt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, ginger paste, garlic paste and cumin powder.
    2. Add the sliced onion and salt and mint to the marinated chicken.
    3. In boiling water add clarified butter or oil, cinnamon sticks, cardamoms, cloves and cumin seeds and boil the rice until it is half cooked.
    4. Add the rice to the chicken.
    5. Pour a little clarified butter or oil and saffron water on rice, cooking the rice on dum for about 30-45 minutes or until done