Parda Biryani: Flavourful rice and meat under a crunchy crust

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Serves: 4

Updated: Apr 4, 2022 | 18:45 IST

By: Times Foodie

Parda Biryani recipe with steps: How to make Parda Biryani: With Ramadan upon us, it's officially the season of fasting and feasting. Here at Times Foodie, we place a special emphasis on feasting, especially on scrumptious biryani. How can you top succulent meat pieces cooked in flavourful spices and enrobed in layers of fragrant rice? If you pack it all in crunchy "parda" crust. You have never seen your favourite dish served like this and the taste is unforgettable. While it looks complicated, Parda Biryani is remarkably easy to prepare. Here's how you can impress your family this Ramadan.


Serves 4
  • chicken

    1 kilograms

  • ginger garlic chilli paste

    2 tablespoon

  • lemon juice

    1 tablespoon

  • kashmiri mirch powder

    2 teaspoon

  • garam masala

    1 teaspoon

  • cumin powder

    1 teaspoon

  • yogurt

    1 cup

  • fried onion

    1 cup

  • kewra water

    3 teaspoon

  • coriander leaves

    2 tablespoon

  • mint leaves

    3 tablespoon

  • basmati rice

    500 grams

  • ghee

    2 tablespoon

  • cloves

    2 pieces

  • green cardamom

    2 Numbers

  • cinnamon stick

    1 Numbers

  • black peppercorns

    6 Numbers

  • bay leaves

    2 Numbers

  • star anise

    1 Numbers

  • refined flour

    2 cup

  • water

    As required

  • salt

    As required

  • black sesame seeds

    As required


Step 1

Marinate chicken in yoghurt, ginger-garlic-chilli paste, fried onions, kashmiri chilli powder, juice of one lemon, biryani masala, cumin powder, kewra water, chopped coriander, mint leaves and salt. Keep aside for 30 minutes.

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Step 2

Next, wash and soak the rice for 20 mins.

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Step 3

Now heat ghee in a kadai and fry the whole spices for a few seconds. Add the marinated chicken and cook for 10 mins on low heat.

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