Nizami Chicken Biryani

Get the taste of Hyderabad with this delicious Nizami Chicken Biryani

Hyderabadi cuisine is top-notch, especially when it comes to lip-smacking biryanis and chicken dishes. If you’re on the hunt for some delicious Nizami food, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn how to make Nizami Chicken Biryani. It is packed with flavours you won’t forget! This Nizami Chicken Biryani recipe is the perfect recipe for Sunday lunches. It is an aromatic biryani that uses chicken leg pieces as its star ingredient!

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The Nizami Chicken Biryani uses Chicken Tangdi Biryani Cut that make it succulent and tasty. These tender pieces of chicken are taken from the leg and cut into whole thigh pieces and drumsticks. They are the show-stopper in any biryani recipe you might want to make!

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How to make Chicken Nizami Biryani
Don't be overwhelmed by the long list of ingredients! They are the ones that give this Nizami Chicken Biryani its depth of flavour. Here is how to make Chicken Nizami:
  1. Wash the chicken and pat it dry. To it, add the ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, cumin powder, cloves, bay leaves, cardamom, green chillies, cinnamon, coriander leaves, lemon juice and mint leaves. Combine this well.
  2. In a wok, deep-fry the onions, remove them from the oil and set them aside.
  3. Add half of these onions to the marinated chicken. Add curd, ghee and some of the oil used for deep-frying.
  4. In a cooker, add water, cinnamon, cardamom, peppercorns, cloves, bay leaves, ginger-garlic paste and ghee. Season it with salt. Bring this to a boil.
  5. Add in the basmati rice and cook it till it's about halfway done. Drain it and keep it aside.
  6. Meanwhile, you can soak some saffron in milk.
  7. Add the marination to a cooking pot. This is the bottom layer of the biryani.
  8. Add a third of the rice on top. Add some deep-fried onions, coriander and mint leaves and green chillies on top.
  9. Repeat this process till you use up your ingredients. Make sure that the top layer is of rice.
  10. Make some dents in the rice using the back of a ladle. Pour over the remaining oil, ghee and saffron milk.
  11. Cover your pot with aluminium foil and place the lid over it. Place a heavy utensil over it for added measure.
  12. Cook this Nizami Chicken on a high flame for 5 minutes. Simmer it for another 15-20 minutes.
  13. Once it's done, turn off the heat and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
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And there you have it! Serve up some of this Nizami Chicken Biryani with some yummy raita for a lovely Sunday lunch. Order the Chicken Tangdi Biryani Cut from Licious to get it delivered right to your doorstep.

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