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hara masala biryani mGreen Masala/ Hara masala or Chutney Chicken biryani is my special post for Pakistan day 2016. Pakistan Day is a public holiday in Pakistan to remember the Lahore Resolution on March 23 each year. The word “Pakistan” was never used but the Lahore Resolution is considered a major milestone in the Muslim struggle for an independent state in undivided India.

I have used green food color for special occasion but you can skip food color.


  • Chicken                      1/2   kg, I have used bone less
  • Yogurt                        1 and 1/2 cup
  • Salt                             1 ½ tsp or to tatse
  • All spice powder      1 tsp
  • Turmeric                   1/4 tsp
  • Brown Onion            1 cup
  • Whole Spices            1 tbsp mixed
  • Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tbsp
  • Rice (boiled)              ½ kg with 2 tbsp oil till ¾ done
  • Oil                               ¾ cup
  • Mint and coriander leaves    for garnish
  • Tomato                       1 , cut in slices.


  • Coriander Leaves                                       1 bunch
  • Mint leaves                                                  half bunch
  • Onion                                                           1 large
  • Green Chilies                                              15- 20
  • Garlic Paste                                                1 tbsp
  • Cumin (roasted and crushed)                 1 ½ tbsp
  • Desiccated Coconut                                   ½ cups



  • Add all ingredients of chutney in blender and blend well. Set aside.
  • In a pot add oil and whole spices, stir for few minutes. Add brown onion and ginger garlic paste. Stir for few seconds.
  • Now add chicken, chutney, all spice powder, turmeric, yogurt and salt. Mix well and let it cook till chicken tender.
  • In a pot grease bottom and spread half amount of boiled rice top with chicken chutney. Give a layer of tomato slices.
  • Spread remaining rice.
  • Cover with lid and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Garnish with mint and coriander leaves and brown onion.
  • Serve with Raita.

hara masala biryani d

  • As i mentioned above i have used green color because of a theme but you can skip and prepare with out any food color.

hara masala biryani dd

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