A twist on the traditional chicken biryani – this butter chicken biryani is the perfect amalgamation of two classic Indian recipes and will knock you off your feet with its immense delectableness!
Butter chicken and biryani – do they ring a bell in your head? Yes! Today’s recipe of butter chicken biryani is a classic combination of these two delicacies and it will amaze you with the best of both worlds. After making classic restaurant style chicken biryani few times, I was looking for a variation and this butter chicken biryani bounced before me at the very right moment. You may be wondering how this would be different from a regular chicken biryani; but trust me this butter chicken biryani takes the biryani game to a new level altogether and you will be in awe of its amazing flavors long after you finish your meal! In regular biryani, we use ghee or clarified butter which is the quintessential cooking fat in Indian cuisine and I love it too but in this butter chicken biryani I used only butter and no ghee at all to make it the perfect biryani with butter chicken. Even though I am a ghee lover, I must admit that butter brings a lot of flavors to the table and makes everything tastier; our very own butter chicken is a prominent evidence for that. And that’s essentially what makes this butter chicken biryani simply irresistible!
Making biryani at home may sound intimidating to many of you but trust me, the process is very much enjoyable and worth every bit of your effort. When you open the biryani pot to serve, the aroma of the freshly cooked biryani fills up your house like a royal kitchen and nothing else can be a better mood-booster than this special butter chicken biryani! I agree that the ingredient list for making biryani is little long, but if you cook Indian food regularly, then I am sure most of the items are already available in your pantry. For me, the only exhausting task is slicing onion for making the crispy fried onions which is an indispensable element of a good biryani and my butter chicken biryani could not miss it. This is when my food processor comes handy and using the slicer attachment, I slice the onions in a jiffy. If you don’t have one and you too are not too fond of chopping onions, not to worry, soak the peeled onions in water for 15 minutes before slicing and you will be saved from watery eyes.