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Turkey Biryani Recipe For Christmas

By Debdatta Mazumder

There is only one day to go before Christmas. Hopefully, you have prepared everything, from decoration to selecting the menu. When it comes to the Christmas special menu, there must be something that can boost up the fun element of the Christmas dinner.

From red wine to chicken pizza, everything must have a unique touch. What about making biryani on Christmas? To make it more interesting, you could try the turkey biryani recipe.

Today, turkey meat is easily available at any supermarket. And if you have an idea of preparing biryani, making the dish is just a matter of time. So, without wasting much time, have a look at the ingredients and the method of preparing this special Turkey Biryani.

Serves - 4

Preparation Time - 20 minutes

Cooking Time - 20 minutes


1. Turkey - 1 lb (cut in small cubes)

2. Unsalted Butter - 3 tbsp

3. Basmati Rice - 2½ cup

4. Curry Powder - 2 tbsp

5. Onions - 5 (chopped)

6. Green Chillies - 10 (sliced)

7. Tomatoes - 5 (chopped)

8. Ginger Paste - 1 tbsp

9. Garlic Paste - 1½ tbsp

10. Green Cardamom - 6

11. Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp

12. Cinnamon Stick - 2-3

13. Coriander Powder - 2 tsp

14. Chicken Broth - 2 cups

15. All Spice Powder - 1 tsp

16. Cloves - 4

17. Vegetable Oil - 3 tbsps

18. Raisins - ½ cup

19. Yogurt - ½ cup

20. Roasted cashews - ½ cup

21. Coriander Leaves - few sprigs

22. Mint Leaves - few sprigs

23. Salt to taste

24. Cilantro for flavour

Also Read: Main Course Recipes For Christmas


1. Prepare the marination for turkey in a bowl. Take yogurt, chilli powder, salt garam masala powder and coriander powder and mix turkey well with all ingredients. Keep it aside, covered.

2. Heat a pan and add butter and vegetable oil into it. Add chopped onions and sauté it until it becomes transparent. Now, add ginger and garlic paste and chopped green chillies into it. Mix well and add tomatoes.

3. Now, add coriander and mint leaves into the mixture and set aside. Then, put all these spices into the blender and grind well.

4. Again, add little butter into the pan and sauté cardamom, cinnamon and cloves into it. Mix well and add marinated turkey and the ground spice you have prepared.

5. If you are cooking it in a frying pan, you should cook turkey for 30-40 minutes to get it half cooked. In case of pressure cooker, you will need to wait for 2 whistles.

6. Wash basmati rice and mix it into the turkey. Add water into that. The ration between rice and water should be 1:2. And then, add salt.

7. Cover the pan with a lid and let it be cooked for 10-12 minutes more.

8. Once your turkey biryani is ready, top it with cashews and raisins.

9. Serve it hot.

The preparation is really unique than the conventional technique and you can prepare it quite easily. So, try it at home and make your Christmas merrier!

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