3 Simple Steps to Perfect Awadhi Chicken Biryani – Learn How!

Are you a real fan of biryani? Well, if nothing makes you happier than walking into a restaurant and smelling the aroma of biryani, then you are a real biryani enthusiast.

Some like the spiciness of Hyderabadi biryani, others the richness of Awadhi biryani, whereas some love the more rustic flavour of the Delhi version, many like the juicy potato in the Kolkata biryani, and there are yet many of us who are fans of the biryani variants in Tamil Nadu and Kerala – the bottom line is that almost everyone loves biryani.

However, one variation of biryani is loved by both spicy and aromatic mildly spiced biryani lovers – the Awadhi chicken biryani! Read on to discover more about this royal, iconic dish and the quick cooking method for our ready-to-cook chicken Awadhi biryani.

Awadhi Murgh Biryani Recipe 

The aim to achieve a distinct style is shown in the “dumpukht” preparation manner, which is considered the trademark of Awadhi food. The Awadhi chicken dum biryani style is said to have originated from Persia and Central Asia’s culinary traditions. This technique often entails cooking in a heavy-bottomed vessel with its lid shut (with dough) and left to simmer over a low fire for many hours, sometimes overnight.

The words “dum” and “pukht” indicate “to inhale” and “to cook”, respectively. Thus, the “dumpukht” method allows the meal to breathe in its natural aromas or fluids while simultaneously being thoroughly imbued with the flavour of spices.

In the authentic Awadhi chicken biryani recipe, rice and meat are cooked separately before being placed in layers in a pot, which is then sealed and allowed to cook gradually over low heat for many hours. Its gentle and delicate flavour distinguishes it from other types of biryani in the Indian subcontinent.

Lucknowi Chicken Biryani

Although we love eating this chicken biryani, we know how tricky and tedious it is to prepare! From marinating the chicken to adding aromatic spices to cooking the chicken with rice perfectly, it’s pretty challenging to get that restaurant-like perfect taste at home. Therefore we have created a new ready-to-cook Awadhi biryani chicken for you. It contains fresh pieces of pre-marinated chicken and classic biryani masala sufficient for two people. All you need is to do is cook the rice (not included in the pack) and add the pre-marinated chicken biryani ingredients.

Awadhi/Lucknowi Biryani

Indeed, it’s that simple to make delectable, flavourful, and heavenly Awadhi chicken biryani! 

Are you wondering how the biryani is so delicious? Well, we pre-marinate the meat with the choicest ingredients, which tenderise the meat and infuse aromatic flavours into it. The gourmet recipe is crafted by our master chefs and prepared with fresh ingredients.

We ensure to procure fresh meat and pack and store it appropriately to give you the premium cuts of meat you deserve. Our chickens come from government-approved biosecure farms. They are selected at the right weight and size for tender meat. The meat products go through 150+ quality checks. The selected chickens are then cut, cleaned, and hygienically packed in tamper-proof packages by our professionals.

Experience a hassle-free cooking experience without compromising on the quality and taste of your dish. Read the cooking method below to learn how to make our ready-to-cook Awadhi Chicken Biryani in 3 simple steps.

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Step-by-Step Guide to Make Awadhi Chicken Biryani
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
  1. Rinse and soak 250 g or two teacups of top-grade long-grain rice in water for at least 20 minutes before cooking. Set aside after draining.
  2. Step 1: Heat 150 ml or one teacup of water in a pressure cooker and empty the biryani seasoning sachet that comes in your Licious package. Stir to dissolve, add the rinsed rice, and cook for 45-60 seconds.
  3. Step 2: Stir in the Biryani Meat and Masala. Gently combine it with the rice. Pour 150 ml (one teacup) of water into the pack and stir thoroughly. Close the cooker and place the weight on.
  4. Step 3: On medium to high heat, cook for two whistles. Turn off the heat and let the cooker cool. Open the cooker and gently fold the meat and rice together.
  5. Suggestion for serving: Serve hot with raita and garnish with fried onions, cashew nuts, and chopped coriander.
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Try our easy, authentic ready-to-cook Awadhi Biryani Chicken and enjoy a scrumptious meal! Explore our range of ready-to-cook biryani flavours prepared with your favourite meat cuts in every pack that comes without any artificial preservatives. Get them freshly delivered to your doorstep.

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