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Yakhni Biryani Recipe (By Chef Zakir)

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Here is the famous recipe of yakhni biryani by chef Zakir. This recipe is like yakhni pulao but with more spices and aroma of biryani.

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Ingredients Of Yakhni Biryani

  • ½ kg chicken
  • 1 cup clarified butter
  • 1 glass water
  • 2 onions
  • 250 grams yogurt
  • 3 tbsp. kewra
  • ½ tsp. yellow color
  • 6 to 8 green chilies
  • 4 to 4 aniseeds
  • 25 grams whole spices
  • 300 grams rice
  • 1 tbsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp. coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp. ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp. turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

Method Of Yakhni Biryani

  • Soak 300 grams washed rice for half an hour.
  • In a pan, heat 1 cup clarified butter. Add 2 tbsp. ginger garlic paste, 2 sliced onions and ½ kg chicken and sauté until color begins to change.
  • Make a pouch of 250 grams yogurt, 1 tbsp. fennel seeds and 1 tbsp. coriander seeds with a piece of cotton and add to chicken.
  • Then add 25 grams whole hot spices, salt to taste, 2 tbsp. turmeric powder and 6 to 8 green chilies and mix.
  • Add 1 glass of water after some time. In an another pan, boil rice with salt to taste, 1 tbsp. cumin seeds and 4 to 5 aniseeds.
  • Make a layer of rice on the top of chicken gravy. Top with melted clarified butter, kewra, and yellow color and allow simmering for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Delicious Yakhni Biryani is ready to serve. Serve with salad and yogurt dip.

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