Chicken Biryani

Chicken biryani is the delicious delicacy in which the rice is cooked with the aromatic spices by layering it with marinated chicken pieces.
This dish is made in many different styles and is a definite try out recipe …



  1. Onion-3/Diced and deep fried
  2. Chicken-250gms
  3. Rice-2cup/Basmati
  4. Ginger garlic paste-3-4tsp
  5. Tomato-1/medium(paste with 3 green chillies)
  6. Desi ghee:2-3 tsp
  7. Oil-2tbspn
  8. Coriander leaves -few
  9. Mint leaves- few
  10. Lemon juice-1 lemon
  11. Red chilly powder-2tsp
  12. Coriander powder-3tsp
  13. Biryani masala:4-5
  14. Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  15. Salt to taste
  16. Fennel seeds-2tsp
  17. Cumin seeds-2tsp
  18. Bayleaf-2
  19. Cinnamon stick -2
  20. Blackprppercorns:6-7
  21. Cloves:4-5
  22. Green cardamom:4-5
  23. Black  Cardamom:2-3
  24. Jaiphal /javitri(Nutmeg/Mace )- little of both
  25. Curd-1/2cup
  26. Milk -1/2cup
  27. Food colour-Orangeor red and yellow mixed
  28. Kewra water -few drops


  1. Take chicken in a bowl and to it add the dry spices  ,gingergarlic paste,few coriander leaves and mint leaves ,curd,2tbspn oil, tomato chilly paste,fried onions and a pinch of red food colour. 
  2. Marinate for an hour atleast or more if you can.

Aromatic Rice:

  1. In a pan heat water 5-6 cups and to it add all whole spices,few mint and coriander leaves and salt.
  2. Bring it to a boil and then remove all the whole spices and leaves and  then add rice and let it boil.

Biryani :

  1. Layer marinated chicken at thr base of a wok and then add a layer of rice which is 20-30% cooked(less than half cooked)
  2. Then place another layer of marinated Chicken and top with 80% rice cooked layer.
  3. Add little milk ,fried onions ,desi ghee and orange foodcolour and cover and cook in medium flame for 15mins and then low flame for 10-15 mins and close the gas flame.
  4. Now heat a tawa and place over it and kerp covered for few mins
  5. Add a little keera water for extra aroma
  6. Serve hot 😍😋

Author: soniabarton

A Dubai based blogger luv cooking makeup n travelling and a lot of other fun stuff lyk Dubsmashing, exploring gagdets and gaming(playstation)

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