Chicken Biryani | How to make Chicken Biryani

By silpa jorna  |  11th Oct 2015  |  
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About Chicken Biryani Recipe

A great one pot aromatic rice preparation and a popular dish from the Indian cusine relished by all!

Chicken Biryani

Ingredients to make Chicken Biryani

  • Basmati rice - 2 cups
  • chicken cut to pieces - 500 gms
  • green chillies - 2
  • onions chopped - 1
  • tomato chopped - 1
  • coconut milk - 1 cup
  • cardamom - 1
  • cinnamon - 1 stick broken
  • cloves - 3
  • star anise - 1
  • coriander leaves - a bunch
  • salt as needed
  • chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • oil - 3 tbsp
  • turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tbsp
  • bay leaves - 1
  • garam masala - 1 tsp

How to make Chicken Biryani

  1. Wash the chicken well and mix with salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder and keep aside.
  2. Wash and soak rice for 20 minutes.
  3. Take a pressure cooker and add oil. Once hot, add the spices and saute. Once done, add the chopped onions, green chillies and fry until translucent.
  4. Now add the ginger - garlic paste and fry.
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes and fry until mushy. Now add the chicken and add garam masala and little water (1/4 cup) and leave it to boil until done.
  6. Next drain the rice and add this to the chicken. Adjust the salt and add coconut milk to this.
  7. The water quantity should be 3 1/2 cups for 2 cups of rice. Accordingly adjust the quantity and add coriander leaves, close the lid and leave it for 2 whistles.
  8. Let the steam to escape and serve it hot with a bowl of raita.

Reviews for Chicken Biryani (3)

Ishita Halder3 years ago

Thanks a lot for sharing such an easy recipe. But would it taste really like Biryani without the Biryani Masala?

aliza singh4 years ago

Lovely recipe :D however can we skip the addition of coconut milk? Please suggest

Sumit Malhotra4 years ago

In step 5 chicken is boiled until done & then after adding rice again its cooked for 2 whistles.... isn't the chicken over cooked?? please mention what style of biryani is this?? its not among dum biryani, lucknow, kolkata, ambur, chettinad or any other