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Chicken Biryani - recipe by Foodie's Hut

Kolkata style Chicken Biryani

by Shyamali Sinha

Calcutta or Kolkata style Chicken Biryani is a mixed rice dish inspired by Awadhi cuisine. Biryani usually cooked with rice, Yogurt, meat and spices.

Kolkata styled Chicken Biryani - recipe by Foodie's Ht
Kolkata styled Chicken Biryani

This Biryani is much lighter on spices and serving potato with meat is the speciality of Kolkata Biryani. Nutmeg, Mace, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Saffron, rose water, and screwpine water ( Meetha Attar) these are the quintessential ingredients for this Biryani.

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One can easily get Screwpine water (Kewda Water) or Meetha Attar in Calcutta or West Bengal, but it really hard to get outside the state. So if you don’t get in your locality, you can skip it. But, adding a few drops of Meetha Attar really make the difference.

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Amy 28/08/2020 - 6:51 AM

Amazing! Closest I’ve come to replicating the biryani’s in the renowned Kolkata biryani houses. Given I was missing a few ingredients that says something!

Radhika 07/04/2022 - 5:57 AM

5 stars

This is by far the most authentic Kolkata restaurant style Biryani recipe I have found online.
This was shared with me by my friend and I was shocked at the authenticity with which it turned out to be.
Thank you!


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