Butter Chicken Biryani Recipe
Butter Chicken Biryani or Murgh Makhani Biryani is a flavorful mild spiced biryani . I am die hard biryani fan and have shared few in the blog too .Wanted to try the new fusion and talked about Butter Chicken Biryani since long and gave it a shot few months back .Butter Chicken and Tandoori chicken are few of the most popular recipe in my blog so I tried this recipe with the fusion of these two recipe and must say it turned out to be outstanding.
Easy Murgh Makhani Biryani /Butter Chicken Biryani Recipe
This butter chicken biryani is melange of flavours.I have made this Butter Chicken Biryani /Butter Chicken Biryani Recipe umpteen number of times since I first tried it months  ago and now it's a favourite and hit at my place .I have made it for dinner parties and family get together and it was loved by all Do try this I'm sure it will be a favourite in your menu too
750 gm chicken(I have used breast pieces )
750 gm Basmati Rice
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp butter
5 onions divided
3 big  tomatoes
1/4 cup cashews .
1 tbsp cream
min leaves /Pudina and coriander leaves a handful
1tsp kasuri methi
1 tsp  ginger garlic paste
3 to 4 bay leaves
2 inch cinnamon stick
5 to  6 pepper
5 to 6 cloves
2 and 1/2 tsp.red chilli powder
2 chilli sliced
1 mace blade
3 to 4 cardamom
1 tsp garam masala powder
2 tbsp ghee
1/4 cup warm milk soaked with saffron /kesar strands


  • Fry the slice onions till golden brown and grind approx 3 fried sliced onions to paste and keep the rest  aside  for layering.
  • Grind the tomatoes and cashews to paste .
  • Marinate the chicken pieces and make tandoori chicken following this recipe link
  • Soak the rice in water for 30 to 40 minutes
  • Boil water for rice add bay leaves, mace, pepper, cardamom and cloves cinnamon stick
  • Add salt and the soaked rice and cook the rice till 3/4 th done .
  • Drain and set aside .

Make the gravy

  • Heat oil and butter in a pan add bay leaves then add ginger garlic paste ,saute till raw smell goes off.
  • Add the tomato paste and saute till oil separates.
  • Add the slotted chillies.
  • Now add the brown onion paste and saute for few minutes .
  • Add chilli powder ,garam masala powder and kasuri methi.
  • Add 1 tsp of sugar or honey .
  • Add the tandoori chicken pieces and mix
  • Now add cream and mix well.

How to make butter chicken biryani
Layer the biryani

  • In a thick bottomed vessel add 1 tbsp ghee or oil and spread .
  • Spread half of the cooked rice
  • Spread the fried onions and some mint and coriander leaves.
  • Then add the gravy with chicken pieces
  • Spread the remaining rice
  • Drizzle warm ghee and saffron infused milk .
  • Drizzle rose water and cook on dum for 15 to 20 min.

Serve with raita ..I.enjoyed it with fried mutton chops and some cucumber raita.

You may love to try these ;
Tandoori chicken
Butter Chicken
Crumb Fried Mutton Chops

Chicken Cheese Nuggets or Chicken Nuggets a popular snack or appetizer loved by kids and adults equally .Chicken Nuggets make a lovely evening snack.Chicken Nuggets can be enjoyed with any dip They make a great option for snacks and lunch boxes as well .

homemade Chicken Cheese Nuggets

Frozen Chicken Nuggets are handy when you have guest home or when you want to have something yummy and don't want to stand for long hours in the kitchen.We love nuggets and always keep it ready at home .Homemade chicken nuggets are economical and easy too.Not to mention they are free from preservatives or artificial flavouring.
Chicken breast 300 gm
1 tbsp butter softened
1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp red chilli flakes
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp coriander chopped finely .
1 tsp mixed herbs
1/2 tsp oregano
Salt as needed
Cheese cut in small cubes

For coating
2 eggs beaten
5 tbsp maida /all purpose flour
1 cup Breadcrumbs/ as needed

Oil to fry .


  • Wash the Chicken Breast and pat dry .
  • Cut into small cubes
  • Grind it to a paste in a mixer or food processor
  • Take a bowl add the Chicken ,salt,lime  juice ,butter,herbs pepper powder ,oregano,ginger garlic paste,garlic powder , coriander chilli flakes and mix well.
  • Keep in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Oil your Palms and take a small portion of the mixed chicken mixture  flatten it place a small piece of cheese and cover it well

  • Once you are done shaping all dust each of them in the flour and set aside .
  • Now dip it in the beaten egg and coat it with bread crumb
  • Again dip in the egg mixture and coat it with breadcrumbs.

  • Keep them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour or freeze it storing it in air tight container .
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry until golden brown .

  • Serve it with ketchup or any dip .

I have used chicken breast you may use boneless pieces as well .
To store foe later ,once you shape them line a plate with a parchment and place the nuggets on a tray
Freeze the tray for an hour or 2 and later pack them in Ziplock bags or air tight container and fry as and  when needed .
You may add grated cheese to the mixture and skip adding cubes on the centre .
You can shape it using cookie cutters .
You can feel fry until golden brown I always shallow fry them.
These can be baked as well.

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