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Chicken Biryani

Sofiya Mulla
60 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Chicken Biryani RECIPE

Authentic chicken biryani with marinated chicken and flavoured rice.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Hyderabadi
  • Simmering
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. Chicken with bones 1 kg
  2. Yoghurt 1/2 kg
  3. Red chillly powder 2 tsp
  4. Coriender powder 2 tsp
  5. Cumin powder 1 tsp
  6. Ginger Garlic Green chilly paste 2 tsp
  7. Tomatoes chopped 2 large
  8. Salt as per taste
  9. Biryani masala 2 tbsp
  10. Mint leaves and coriander leaves
  11. Whole garam masala 2 tsp
  12. Basmati rice soaked 1 kg
  13. Brown onion 4 large
  14. Milk 1/2 cup with saffron
  15. Kali mirch powder 1/2 tsp
  16. Chicken maggi cube 2
  17. Oil or ghee as required
  18. Potatoes soaked in salt water and yellow food color
  19. 1/2 tsp garam masala powder


  1. Marinate chicken with yoghurt, ginger garlic green chilly paste, salt, red chilly powder, coriander, cumin powder, biryani masala, tomatoes, mint leaves 3 to 4 and kalimiri powder. Keep aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Peel potato and cut in large pieces. Apply salt and food color to it and keep aside.
  3. Take a huge pan, put 7 to 8 tbsp oil and wash potatoes. Fry them till light golden and remove it.
  4. Add sliced onions and fry them till golden brown, add whole garam masala, jeera and marinated chicken. Saute well.
  5. When chicken becomes tender, add fried potatoes, chicken maggi cubes and saute them nicely on a low flame, add garam masala powder.
  6. Boil basmati rice with water, salt, whole garam masala and mint leaves. Drain and keep aside.
  7. When the masala is cooked, put rice layer on it and pour saffron milk. Add chopped mint and coriander on it.
  8. Put a small vati on rice and keep a burning coal in it and pour sum ghee on it and cover the lid. Keep on dum for 15 minutes.
  9. Then add marinated chicken and serve hot.

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Deepthi Nayak
Deepthi Nayak   Oct-31-2018

Sonali Zingade
Sonali Zingade   Sep-12-2017

Cooked it twice. Came out delicious each time. Just skipped the Maggi cubes. Rest all same. Loved the simple prep. Thanks.

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