I am here today with Achari Biryani which has a spicy twist with added pickle flavoring. I have heard about Achari Pulao, but I wanted to try Biryani today and that too with Kohinoor Extra Long Basmati Rice which is grown and natured with the river water of Himalayas, is naturally aged for 24 months to impart the fluffy grains, the extra length & the characteristic basmati aroma. The recipe is actually flavored with pickle along with spices and masalas. So you can imagine how fiery and spicy the outcome would be. I have used mango pickle extract, but you can use any variety. The aromatic rice when cooked and mixed with pickle gives a unique flavor to the biryani.
Servings Prep Time
2cup 30minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2cup 30minutes
Cook Time
  1. Soak rice and in 1 1/2 cups of water.
  2. Cool and keep the grains separate.
  3. In a pan add oil followed by bay leaf, cloves, cumin and cardamom.
  4. Add onion and fry till golden brown.
  5. Add rest of the veggies.
  6. Add chili powder and turmeric powder.
  7. Add pickle extract.
  8. Add salt and cooked rice.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Serve hot with potato chips and papad.
Recipe Notes


You can use either homemade or store bought pickle.

You can use any pickle of your choice.

Adding multi coloured veggies attracts eyes and is healthy too.