26 Dec 2021Go to recipeFood home
This Kolkata Style Chicken Biryani has been my favourite ever since I first tried it in 2015. It is different to popular Hyderabadi biryani and has potatoes and boiled eggs. If you haven't tried it before, believe me the potato and egg goes so well with everything.
This recipe is my attempt in recreating the amazing biryani my friend from Kolkata will cook for me. I am not claiming this recipe to be most authentic, but my adaptation, hence, 'Kolkata Style'. We are going to create our own Biryani Masala, because, why not? I just love fresh and fragrant whole spice blends.
Now, this recipe has a few components, so if you act smart and do a few steps simultaneously, you should be able to create this in 2 hours. For example, when you are frying your potatoes, boil eggs on the side. And when you are cooking your chicken, cook rice on the side. I have faith in you, you can do it. :)
I recommend using Long Grain 'Basmati' rice, I don't think mine were long grain.