Chicken Biryani

12:21 AM Chandra Karthikeyan 0 Comments


  • Chicken - 1/2 kg
  • Briyani rice - 1/2 kg
  • Onion - 3
  • Tomato 1
  • Mint leaves - small amount or 1/2 cup
  • Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Yogurt - 2tbsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Saffron - 1/2 gm
  • Hot milk - 1/2 cup


  • Wash rice and soak it in water for 10 minutes.
  • Cook rice along with some amount of ghee, cloves, cinnamon, and cardamom.
  • Mean while, in a cup add saffron in the hot milk and keep it aside to prepare saffron milk.
  • Boil rice until 3/4 is done, drain water and keep rice aside.
  • In a thick bottom pan, add ghee and then add bay leaf, cardamom. 
  • Add onions and fry it until it becomes transparent, then add ginger-garlic paste.
  • Fry this until the raw smell of onion and paste disappears.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes and chicken pieces.
  • Add garam masala powder, coriander powder, salt, chopped green chillies, yogurt, mint leaves, and coriander leaves.
  • Add little water because chicken itself becomes watery while cooking
  • Cook this mixture until the chicken becomes soft and the masala is reduced to thick consistency.
  • Now separately cut onion lengthwise and fry it in ghee until it becomes transparent. Keep it aside
  • Now, take a microwave safe utensil, add a layer of rice and then add some fried onions and sprinkle saffron milk, followed by a layer of chicken masala.
  • Repeat this layer and finish it off with rice on top along with fried onions and saffron milk.
  • Microwave this dish for 10 to 12 minutes, alternatively you can heat this dish in a thick bottomed pan for 10 minutes on a very low flame.
  • Chicken biryani is ready and you can serve this with brinjal serwa or onion raitha.

Cooking time: 1 hour
Chicken biryani is a delicious food item and this classic dish is loved by everyone around the globe


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