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Green chilli chicken briyani

Asiya Omar
20 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Green chilli chicken briyani RECIPE

In this recipe, chicken cooked with whole ground spices and with green chillies to produce an Indian style briyani.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. Basmati Rice - 1 kg
  2. chicken - 1 and quarter kg
  3. onion - 400 gram
  4. tomatoes - 300 gm
  5. ginger garlic paste - 4 tbsp
  6. ghee - 100 ml and oil - 150 ml
  7. Lemon - 1
  8. Curd - Half cup
  9. Fried cashew nuts - 50 gm(optional for garnishing)
  10. Fried onions half cup ( garnishing)
  11. Saffron - a big pinch
  12. Salt - to taste
  13. For briyani masala: you need-
  14. cardamom -8
  15. cinnamon - small roll
  16. Cloves-10
  17. fennel,cumin,black cumin - each half tsp
  18. Star anise -1
  19. mace- 1
  20. nutmeg -small piece
  21. to grind briyani green paste you need:-
  22. green chilli - 15
  23. coriander leaves - 2-3 handful
  24. mint leaves - 2 handful and curry leaves - one handful.


  1. First prepare the briyani masala powder using the above said ingredients.
  2. Grind it to coarse powder.
  3. Mean while grind ginger garlic and keep aside.Then put green chillies,coriander,mint and curry leaves in a blender add little water and blend to smooth paste.
  4. Then chop onion and tomato.keep aside.
  5. Rinse and soak the rice .
  6. In a heavy bottomed briyani vessel heat ghee and oil,add onion and fry until golden brown.
  7. Add ginger garlic paste and ground briyani masala.
  8. Saute well in low flame.
  9. Add chopped tomatoes.
  10. Mix and add salt to cook soft. ,then add curd and mix together nicely.
  11. Then add green paste.
  12. Mix well,let it cook for 3 minutes.
  13. Add cleaned,washed and drained chicken pieces.
  14. Mix and cook the chicken pieces for 7 -10 minutes.
  15. In a wide vessel add enough water and bring it to boil,add,few chopped coriander and mint leaves, 1 tbsp oil,and salt to taste . Gently add rice and cook 75 percent.
  16. Drain it.
  17. Add half lemon juice to the briyani chicken masala.
  18. Then transfer the cooked drained rice to the briyani vessel, sprinkle some fried onions, then add again half lemon juice over the rice.
  19. Then pour the saffron solution over the rice.
  20. Cover with aluminium foil and close with lid and keep in very low flame and allow it to dum for 15 minutes.switch off.
  21. After 10 minutes open and mix well.
  22. Now delicious green chilli chicken briyani is ready.
  23. Serve with onion raitha and boiled egg.

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Geetanjali Khanna
Geetanjali Khanna   Nov-23-2017

I really want to try this from a long time. Thanks Asiya for sharing this recipe.

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