Indian Chicken Biryani

Tasty Chicken Biryani to make at home.

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

Cooking Time:  60 Minutes

Servings: 4 Persons

Main Ingredients:  Rice, Chicken

Cuisine: Indian

Course / Category: Main dish

Tags: Chicken Biryani



Basmati rice: 350 gm

Chicken: 500 gm

Oil / ghee: ½ cup

Onion: 3 No. (Medium size)

Green chili: 1 no.

Ginger garlic paste: 1 tbs

Tomato (riped): 3 no.

Bay leaf: 1

Cloves: 2 no.

Cinnamon sticks: 1 (one inch)

Cardamom: 3 no.

Shahi jeera: ½ tbs

Red chili powder: 1 tbs

Coriander Powder: 1 tbs

Yogurt: 1 cup

Salt to taste

Lemon juice: 1 tbs

Coriander leaves / cilantro (finely chopped): ½ bunch

Mint leaves / pudina (finely chopped): ½ bunch

Cashew: 1 tbs

Taisans: 2 tbs


Soak the rice for 30 minutes.

Finely chop onion and tomatoes.

Heat oil/ghee in a large pan and add the bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom, shahi jeera and green chili and fry for 30 secs

Add onions and fry till golden brown.

Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for another 30 secs. Add the red chili powder, coriander powder, salt, tomato, chicken and yogurt. Cook till chicken is done and the oil start leaving the sides of the pan.

Mix in the lemon juice, coriander leaves/cilantro and mint leaves. Switch off the flame and set aside this , while you get the rice ready.

Boil sufficient water in a large vessel to cook the rice. Add salt and a tbsp of oil to the water. The oil helps to keep the rice seperate. Add rice to the boiling water.

Cook rice to 70% . Drain remaining water

Add rice to the chicken prepared. Do not mix. Add a teaspoon of ghee on top of the rice.

Garnish with cashew and raisan

Cover with foil and close the lid. Place on a tawa on cook on low heat for 15 minutes.

Mix the rice and gravy gently before serving


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