Sunday, June 10, 2012

Chicken Biryani


Chicken - 1/2 kg
Basmati rice - 2 cups 
Oil - 4 tbsp 
Ghee - 3 tbsp 
Cloves - 2 
Cinnamon - 2 
Cardamom - 2 
Bay leaf - 1 
Curd - 1 cup
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tbsp
Red chilli powder- 2 tbsp 

Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Garam masala pwd - 2 tsp
Turmeric pwd - ¼ tsp
Onion - 3
Tomato - 2 

Green chilli - 1(Cut lengthwise)
Mint leaves - 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves - few
Saffron powder - a pinch
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp 
Salt to taste


Wash and clean chicken pieces and drain the water & keep it aside.

Wash and soak basmati rice for 5 mins,drain and keep it aside.

In a bowl,add curd, ginger-garlic paste, 1 tbsp red chilli powder,garam masala pwd,turmeric powder & 

Marinate the chicken pieces in this paste for 1 hour.

Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker,add cloves,cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaves & let it splutter.  
Add chopped onion and saute till it turns transparent.Add chopped tomato and fry till they turns soft. 
Add green chillies, mint leaves and fry it for minute. 

Add remaining garam masala powder,1tbsp red chilli powder,coriander powder and stir it for a minute.

Add the marinated chicken pieces and fry it.
Add rice without water and stir it for few mins then add 3 1/2 cup of water and mix it.

Add lemon juice,salt & saffron powder & mix it well.
Pressure cook the rice for one whistle & simmer for 5 mins and turn off the flame. 

Once the pressure goes off, mix the biryani gently.

Garnish with freshly chopped coriander.

Serve hot with raita, & chicken gravy.



  1. Delicious and tempting biryani...
    Can smell the aroma here.. Makes me hungry.. :)

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  2. yummy n tempting biriyanio....

  3. looks tempting and inviting..

  4. Very spicy n yummy looking biryani...too inviting!!

  5. Rekha biryani looks yummy. can you please pass the dish to me.

  6. Hi Rekha ,

    WoW !!!!!!!

    Chicken briyani looks AAAAAwesome:-)

    Keep it UP....

  7. awesome this dish.

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  9. wow dear !!!the chicken biryani looks amazingly delicious ...loved it !!!!!!!!!

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  11. Biriyani looks yummy and so inviting...

  12. Looks so delicious! Very much tempting!!

  13. Delectable biryani....looks indulging....

  14. I love it! Looks delicious, lovely recipe!

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  19. yummy biriyani...mouth watering recipe

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