Butter Chicken Biryani

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Butter Chicken Biryani

This is a combination of 2 of my favourite recipes, butter chicken and biryani and it tastes outstanding.

8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, but into bite size pieces

For the marinade
4 tbsp natural yogurt
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp sunflower oil
2 garlic cloves, grated
1 inch ginger, grated

For the rice
500 gms basmati rice
5 cardamom pods
1 stick cinnamon
5 cloves

For the curry
1 tbsp salted butter
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 stick cinnamon
4 cardamom pods
1 onion, finely chopped
5 tomatoes, pureed
2 garlic cloves, grated
1 inch ginger, grated
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
3/4 tsp honey
1 tbsp double cream
1 tbsp salted butter

For the garnish
5 onions, thinly sliced
pinch of saffron in 1 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp chewer water or rose water

You can find the whole recipe video here – Food with Chetna

11 thoughts on “Butter Chicken Biryani”

  1. Love your recipes and videos! Can you please give some advice about what Garam Marsala to buy or a recipe to make my own. I have tried some garam Marsala that have not tasted very good,
    Thank you, Cathy

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  2. I’d love to try this. Is there a written recipe, or only the video recipe? I see the ingredient list, but am unable to find a written recipe.

    I’m sure enjoying the “Healthy Indian” book!

    Thanks

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  3. I’m so happy I found you!!! You’re amazing!!! I’m basically Binging all of your content as we speak and it’s been a blast – keep up the good work and massive success will follow!!!

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  4. I’m so happy I found you!!! You’re amazing!!! I’m basically Binging all of your content as we speak and it’s been a blast – keep up the good work and massive success will follow!!!

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  5. I LOVE this recipe. I used tofu instead of chicken and vegan yogurt instead of dairy yogurt. The results were fabulous. I love Chetna’s recipes because they are vibrantly flavored and adaptable. This is one of my favorite Chetna recipes.

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  6. I made this last night, and my family loved it. Perfectly spiced, flavorful. Delicious.
    I will make it again. But I did underestimate the time for the various steps. However, I have my notes, and will be able to get this on the table, next time, much more smoothly. I also liked that by the end of the cooking, I had a neat and tidy kitchen, and only one potto clean up. So cool. Thanks for a fabulous meal.

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  7. Looks amazing….. Can this be layered up and refrigerated overnight (before allowing to come to room temp and cooking?) – I am thinking if I have friends over, it is always nice to spend time with them…!

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