Chicken Biryani

    Recipe by: MyDeliciousRecipes

    Chicken Biryani

    Biryani is an most delicious and amazing royal dish made from rice, which is introduced to Indians by the Mughals. Biryani can be vegetarian or non-veg. Chicken Biryani is one of the delicious Biryani in the non-veg category. The delicious chicken biryani is a great treat for the guest for any special occasions or party. Chicken biryani requires some time and expertise to cook in authentic dum style. Chicken biryani is traditionally made by layering of half cooked rice, chicken and again rice, saffron milk and ghee and cooked in a covered handi. Everyone loves delicious chicken biryani, but when it comes time to cook biryani at home, we go a step back because of the cooking process. But you will love to cook Chicken Biryani when you learn the right and easy process.


    Preparation Time
    3 Hour 30 Minutes
    Cooking Time
    40 Minutes
    Meal Type:

    Non Vegetarian

    For Rice 

    Basmati Rice1 KgCloves4
    Cinnamon1/2 InchGreen Cardamom2
    Salt1 Teaspoon or As Per TasteGhee, Melted1/4 Cup
    WaterAs Required  

    For Marination

    Chicken1 KgOnion, Sliced4 Medium
    Fried Onion ( Birista)2 TablespoonSaffron Water1 Tablespoon
    Mint Leaves (Pudina) Beaten Curd1/2 Cup
    Coriander Powder1 TeaspoonDegi Chili Powder1 Tablespoon
    Green Chili Paste1/2 TeaspoonGinger Paste1/2 Tablespoon
    Garlic Paste1/2 TablespoonGreen Chilli, Slit3 - 4 or As Per Taste
    Salt1/2 Teaspoon or As Per Taste  

    Other Ingredient

    Ghee1 TablespoonWater1/4 Cup
    Milk1/2 CupSaffron Water2 Tablespoon
    Mint Leaves (Pudina), Chopped Fried Onion ( Birista)1 Tablespoon
    SaltTo TasteRose Water1/2 Teaspoon
    Kevda WaterFew DropsCoriander Leaves, Chopped1 Tablespoon

    Cook Rice

    • Wash and rinse the rice and soak for about 20 minutes.
    • Heat the water in a pan, add ghee, cloves, salt, green cardamom, cinnamon and soaked rice to it and let it boil once and cook the rice on low heat till the rice is 80% cooked.
    • After cooking about 80% of the rice, turn off the gas and remove all the water from it using a strainer. Spread it on a large plate.


    • Wash and clean the chicken thoroughly.
    • Take chicken in a large bowl, add chopped onion, fried onion (birista), saffron water, few minutes leaves, beaten curd, coriander powder, degi chili powder, ginger paste, garlic paste, green chilli and Add salt and mix them well. Keep it to marinate for 3 hours.


    • Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee in a pan. Once the ghee is medium hot, add the marinated chicken to it and fry it on high flame for about 8 - 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
    • Take a big handi (pan), spread a layer of half cooked rice and spread the chicken pieces evenly over it and spread gravy on top of the chicken and spread the remaining rice over it.
    • Add 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup milk, 2 tablespoons saffron water, 1 tablespoon ghee, some mint leaves, handful of coriander leaves, 1 tablespoon fried onions (birista), salt in a pan in which the chicken is fried and Mix well so that the spices sticking to the pan dissolve in the water.
    • Spread this mixture in the biryani pan over the rice. Add 2 tablespoons of saffron water, 1/2 teaspoon rose water and a few drops of kevda. Cover the handi with a lid and cook on a low flame, sealing the edges with flour. Cook the biryani on low heat for 15 - 20 minutes.
    • Delicious Chicken Biryani is ready. Transfer the biryani to the serving plate. Serve hot chicken biryani with raita.

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