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Hyderabadi Hara Masala Biryani

on June 22, 2012

Hyderabad is rich in taste and flavors. Among the most of favorite and popular of its dishes, Hyderabadi biryanis are the toppers. There are quite a variety of this to make with several procedures. I am going to add some of the many specialities in this royal delicacy.  Hyderabadi Hara masala biryani is a great choice for home parties and family get togethers, as it is not only super tasty but also comparatively easier and quicker to prepare as other versions.


-Chicken 1 ikg

-High quality Basmati Rice 3 cups

-Yogurt 1 cup

-Green chillies 9-10

-Red chilli powder 2 tbsps

-Fresh Corriander 1 bunch

-Mint leaves 1/2 bunch

-Juice of 2 lemons

-Onions sliced 3 medium

-Whole black pepper 4-5

-Cardemom 2-3

-Cloves 3-4

-Cinnamon sticks 1-2

-Saffron 1 tsp mixed in 1/2 cup hot milk.

-Ginger Garlic paste 4-5 tbsps

-Ghee/Oil 1 cup

-Garam Masala powdered 1tbsp

-Black cumin seeds 1 tbsp

-Salt to taste


First, marinate the chicken with ginger garlic paste, yogurt, red chilli powder, salt, half of the lemon juice and 2 tbsp of ghee . Make a paste of green chillies, fresh corrianders and mint leaves and  add it to the chicken. Leave it to marinate for 3o – 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, brown the onions in a cup of  ghee/oil, and crsush half of them and add to the chicken. In the remaining oil/ghee, add whole garam masala ( cumin, cloves, cardemom, cinnamon and black pepper) and finally add the meat and cook on high flame for 5-10 minutes then add water as desired to tender the chicken. 

Boil rice with few mint leaves , salt and oil and drain. Take them out when they are half done.

Now prepare for dum. First add the layer of cooked meat, then rice , repeat. On the top of dum , add saffron mixed with milk, lemon juice, mint and corriander leaves , garam masala powdered and ghee. Give dum for 10-15mins .

And its ready.

Health Tip:

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2 responses to “Hyderabadi Hara Masala Biryani

  1. That sounds so awesome. I would love this as a wrap:) too.

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