Kolkata Style Chicken Biryani — Kolkata  (City Of Joy)

Tried my hand on this typical kolkata style biryani  — which you will not get anywhere else in India other than Kolkata — ( The City Of Joy )— which I love the most — but since I live in Pune — the saddest part is that  -it is hard to get it here —

And finally I had to learn it to get a taste of this awesome biryani at the comfort of my home —

This is a dry type of biryani —  with less spices  than the Hyderabad biryani —

Main Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Basmati Rice
  • 500 gm of chicken ( cut in medium-sized pieces)
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 3 tbsp of Ginger garlic and green chilli paste
  • 5 big sliced onions
  • 6 to 7 tbsp of ghee
  • 4 big sized  par boiled potato cut in medium-sized cube
  • Vegetable oil for cooking
  • 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp of kewra water
  • 2 drops Mitha Attar

Biryani Spice ( Most Imp)

  • 1 tsp of shahi jeera
  • 1 tsp of coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 1 tsp of white pepper
  • 2 to 3 black cardamom
  • 5 to 6 green cardamom
  • 1 whole nutmeg (jaiphal)
  • 2 whole maces ( javetri flower)
  • 5 to 6 cloves
  • 1 to 2 cinnamon sticks

Dry roast all the whole spices on hot tawa , till they release their aroma , take off the heat  let it cool for sometime  and then grind them together to get a powdered spice

Method :

Soak rice for half an hour  then  to prepare the rice , boil required amount of water and drop some 4 to 5  cardamom , cloves and 1 cinnamon stick and then add in the rice to the boiling water , cook till it is three fourth done , drain it and spread it on a plate.

Marinate chicken pieces in ginger, garlic , green chilli paste , curd , some salt for 1 hour.

Fry the onions till dark brown in colour — keep it aside.

Fry the boiled potatoes and keep aside .

Soak some saffron in warm milk and add in the biryani spice , some kewra water and mitha attar,  — keep it aside

Now heat oil in a kadai , add in the marinated chicken pieces , add in some salt , and turmeric powder   and cook on low flame , till the chicken is done and oil oozes out.

Assembling :

Now that all the elements of biryani are ready we need to do the assembling.

Take a heavy bottomed vessel. on the bottom place 2 to 3 potatoes and some chicken then on top of it put a layer of rice , sprinkle some saffron and spice mix, some salt , some ghee and put in some of the caramelised onions.

Then repeat the same step with first the potaotoes and chicken and then topping it off with rice layer .

Last layer should be that of rice and top of it add again some onion , biryani spice mix , saffron milk and lastly a dollop of ghee.

Cover the pan with an aluminium foil and then cover it with a lid and put it on stove on low flame for 15 to 20 minutes .

Your Kolkata Style biryani is ready to be served with some raita —-

Note : Pudina leaves has been used only for decoration  purpose.😊


13 Comments Add yours

  1. Delicious Biryani…

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  2. Gud one!!!Nothing to beat Kolkata Biryani…..

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  3. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks a lot Reena — 😊

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  4. flavours2017 says:

    Thank you Dimple❤

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  5. InspiresN says:

    Great to learn the kolkata biryani recipe, loved the food styling as well !

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  6. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks Nisha ❤


  7. sounakbiswas says:

    Kolkata biriyani is often confused with Lucknow style Biriyani

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  8. flavours2017 says:

    Yeah ur absolutely right, having tasted both the varieties still love my Kolkata biryani the most 😊😊


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