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How to Cook the Taste Rich Ambur Chicken Biryani (Step By Step) ?

Taste Rich Ambur Chicken Biryani in easy steps here,

Ingredients :

  1. Bay Leaves (2 nos.)
  2. Big Onions (Sliced – 2 nos.)
  3. Big Tomato (Chopped – 1 no.)
  4. Cardamom (2 nos.)
  5. Cinnamon Stick (1 no.)
  6. Cloves (3 nos.)
  7. Coriander Leaves (Chopped – Few)
  8. Ghee / Clarified Butter (1 Teaspoon)
  9. Ginger Garlic Paste (1 Teaspoon)
  10. Lime Juice (1 Teaspoon)
  11. Mint Leaves (Chopped – Few)
  12. Oil (2 Teaspoons)
  13. Red Chilli Powder (2 Teaspoons)
  14. Salt
  15. Saunf (1 Teaspoon)
  16. Seeraga Samba / Small Grain Rice (1 Cup)
  17. Skinless Chicken (1/2 kg)
  18. Thick Curd / Yogurt (1 Teaspoon)
Ambur Chicken Biriyani
Ambur Chicken Biryani / Small Grain Rice

Step 1: Cook the Chicken

Saute the following nicely on the hot oil and ghee,

  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Cardamom
  • Bay Leaves
  • Saunf

Add a drop of curd and stir it then add a tablespoon of ginger garlic paste and stir a little. Now add the skinless chicken and saute it nicely, then add red chill powder, onion, tomato and stir it nicely (tomato need to be smashed). Finally, add the mint and coriander leaves.

Then add the curd to make the chicken soft, lime juice and mix it well also add the required amount of salt to it. Then close the lid and cook it for 5 mins.

Cook the Chicken_1

Cook the Chicken 2

Cook the Chicken 3

Cook the Chicken 4

Step 2: Add the Half-Cooked Salted Rice

Add the salt and half cook the Samba Rice then drain off the extra water from it. Simultaneously add 1/4 Cup of hot water and mix the chicken well then close lid for some time.

Now add half cooked rice to the chicken when the chicken gravy becomes little thick and stir them well without breaking the rice grains.

Add the Half Cooked Salted Rice

Step 3: Final / Dum

Seal the lid by sticking it with some big foil to restrict the steam from escaping and place it on a very slow flame. Ideally place this vessel on top of another flat pan or tawa, so that the bottom of the pan doesn’t come in direct contact with the heat source. And cook it for 15 mins then add fried onions on top.

The Taste Rich Ambur Chicken Biryani is ready now, so serve them with raita.


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Special Note :

  • The number of tomatoes should always be lesser than that of the onions.
  • Marinate the chicken with curd for 30 minutes to make it soft.
  • Don’t add too much of spices.
  • Don’t add the rice when there is lots of water in the chicken.
  • Add salt separately for the rice and also for the gravy.
  • No Green Chillies, Turmeric Powder and Basmati / Long Grain Rice.

2 thoughts on “How to Cook the Taste Rich Ambur Chicken Biryani (Step By Step) ?

  1. I always have Ambur Biryani from stalls when I visit Bangalore . Being able to make it at home is simply awesome. . The recipe and step by step pictures are brilliant!
    When I make Biryani , I always am left with an inch of black burn at the bottom. I’ll try using the Tawa underneath for Dum. . Thank you Chef N Butcher!

    1. Dear Soneya,

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