Sunday, September 27, 2015


Chicken Biryani Recipe @

Festive season is incomplete without gathering to enjoy good food. This is the time to meet and mingle with our immediate family members as well as our close relatives.

One of the most popular choice to serve during special occasion was Chicken Biryani.  An aromatic dish combining rice and chicken in one single pot.

There are so many variety of biryani made with chicken, meat and poultry.  They differ from one another due to special spices used and the way it was made.

This Chicken Biryani requires marinating the chicken with yogurt, ginger, garlic and spices.  It is best if you can marinate it longer so this allows chicken  to absorb all the flavor.

As for chili powder and green chili, adjust to your preference.    Do fry the onion until it turns golden brown, this will take some time so be patient. .

Chicken Biryani  Recipe @

Serves  : 8-10

1 kg chicken pieces trimmed excess fat
5 cups basmati/long grain rice
5  big onion sliced
6 medium tomato chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1.5 tablespoon biryani masala
2 tsp  garam masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 in cinnamon
8 cloves
8 cardamom
5  tablespoon ghee/oil
1 bay leaves
2 tsp rose water
7 cups water
salt to taste
juice of half lemon

5 cloves garlic
2 in ginger
10-15 green chili
1 cup  cilantro
1/4 cup mint leaves

For the  marinade
1 cup yogurt
2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
1-2 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
juice of  1 lemon
1 tsp garam masala


In a bowl, add all the ingredients for the marinate, coat the chicken pieces well. Let marinate  for 1- 2 hours.   Rinse and soak rice for 30 minutes.

Heat ghee in a heavy bottom saucepan, add in bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves. .

Add in sliced onion, fry until it turns light brown (remove some for garnish). Mix in  tomato.  When tomato turns soft add  chili powder, biryani masala powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and ground ingredients.  Let stir  until fragrant.  .

Add in  chicken,  stir until chicken is well coated with spices.  Add 1  cup of water, stir and  cover pot and cook chicken for 15 minutes.  Stir and add 6  cups water and bring to boil.

Add in rice and salt.  When the water has evaporated, cover pot and place a flat pan underneath the pot and place a pot filled with water on top.  Reduce the heat to lowest and let cook for 15 minutes.

Drizzle with rose water, garnish with fried onion and serve hot with raita.

Chicken Biryani Recipe @

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19 comments: said...

My biryani also Getting ready fr today lunch.hahhahaha.this tempting me lot again.

Katie said...

Oh my this looks unbelievable! I don't cook with garam marsala or turmeric very often but when I do, hot damn does the kitchen smell good! Thanks for linking up at Happiness is Homemade - pinned!

Medeja- CranberryJam said...

What a flavorful biryani! I might have to try it soon :)

Rafeeda AR said...

the chicken biriyani looks really good...

Winnie said...

1st - it looks wonderful!!
It's not for me as I'm a vegetarian, but my husband would LOVE it!

Unknown said...

I have not tried a recipe like this! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on our Merry Monday Pinterest Board! Have a great week!

Julie said...

wow..looks delicious!

Nish Kitchen said...

Chicken biryani looks so yum!

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Julie's Lifestyle said...

This dish sounds so interesting as I have never had it before.
Thanks for sharing this recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
Julie xo

fiftarina said...

I love chicken biryani! It's been a while since the last time I cooked this. My friend taught me how to make chicken biryani with rice.
The rice part is slightly different from you. She taught me to put the chicken and rice in layers then cook (either in a large pot or rice cooker). I've not yet tried the rice part (it feels so intimidating), but yours look easier.
So you put directly uncooked rice on top of cooked chicken (with added water)? Then basically let them cook together until the rice become soft?

Jess said...

I've never heard of such a thing, however this sounds so great! YUM!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Katerina said...

Looks delicious! I have to try it!

Jennifer@MyFlagstaffHome said...

Wow, yum! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!


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Unknown said...

I love Indian food, and this looks delish!!!
Thanks so much for sharing at our Bowdabra Saturday Crafty Showcase!!


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Zoe said...

This looks unbelievably good. I've been trying to find a good biryani recipe so I'm excited to try this.