Chicken Biriyani

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Total Time:
45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

Biryani is an all-time favourite for most of us and here is a chance at figuring out how to cook this delicious meal - Chicken biryani! This is an easy version of the Super tasty Chicken Biryani. 

You can prepare this extremely flavourful and highly appetizing biryani with our simple recipe guide. Tender, juicy chicken pieces and the perfect basmati rice is combined with a fine array of traditional spices to make this irresistible Biryani recipe.

The desi spices namely ginger, garlic, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon and masalas like chilli powder, pepper powder and coriander powder impart a flavourful aroma that will make you drool right away! You would want to taste this authentic Indian Biryani wherever you are. 

You can taste this mouth-watering biryani with any raita of your choice.

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  • 2 cups - basmati rice
  • 1/4 cup - ginger/garlic (chop equal amounts of garlic and ginger)
  • 1/2 cup - onion, finely chopped
  • 5-6 - green chillies
  • 1 kg - chicken (chopped, cleaned and marinated for a few minutes in a blend of yogurt (2tbsp), and a pinch of turmeric)
  • 1 tsp - chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - pepper powder
  • 1 tsp - turmeric
  • 1 pinch - kesar powder or any red food color
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup - mint and coriander together
  • 1 stick - cinnamon
  • 3-4 - cloves
  • 3- bay leaves

How to Make Chicken Biriyani

  • The Preparation Process:
  • Grind the chillies, ginger/garlic, some onions and half of the mint-coriander mixture.
  • Fry the cloves, cinnamon and bay leaves.
  • When the cloves pop out, add the onions and fry till it turns golden brown.
  • Now add the remaining mint-coriander leaves and fry.
  • When it gives an aroma, add the chicken and the ground masala.
  • Making of Actual Biryani:
  •  Add all the spices and salt and cook the chicken until the cooker whistles once.
  • Do not overcook the chicken. It must be only about 75% done.
  • When the weight cools off, remove the lid and filter the juice from the chicken.
  • Leave the chicken in the cooker.
  • Add four cups of water.
  • Pour it back into the cooker.
  • Let it boil and now add rice.
  • Stir once and keep the lid of the cooker upside down and close.
  • Keep checking once in a while till the rice is done.
  • Tips:
  • Make sure the chicken is not overcooked to maintain its authentic taste and flavour.
  • Serve this delicious Biryani with raita or chutney.