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Easy Chicken Biryani

Zareena Siraj
20 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Easy Chicken Biryani RECIPE

Biryani is generally made on special occasions, so I thought of making a biryani for New Year. This was made by my husband’s aunt and I prepared it with a bit of improvisation. Biryani is garnished with fried onions, cashews and raisins and served with raita.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Basmathi rice- 4 cups
  2. onions (sliced)- 5 nos
  3. Green chillies- 3 nos
  4. Ginger- 2 tbsp
  5. Garlic- 2 tbsp
  6. Tomatoes- 2 nos
  7. Curd- 1/2 cup
  8. coriander leaves- handful
  9. Garam masala- 1 tbsp
  10. turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  11. salt to taste


  1. Grind the green chillies, ginger and garlic coarsely. Also wash and drain the rice. Cook the rice and keep it aside.
  2. Fry the onions in a pressure cooker and when it turns golden brown in colour, add the above ground mixture. Mix well. Now take out some fried onion mix in a bowl and to add later.
  3. Add the chopped tomatos, curd and chopped coriander leaves and stir well till everything blends.
  4. Add the washed chicken pieces, garam masala, turmeric powder and salt. Pressure cook till the chicken is cooked. When the chicken is cooked, add the fried onion mix and let it cook till the water is drained well. Mix in between.
  5. Now layer the rice and chicken masala. At the end of layering, sprinkle the fried onions and cover the entire vessel with a wet cloth.
  6. Heat a tawa and place this large vessel on the tawa and cook on low heat for 5-10 minutes as the rice and masala mixes well.
  7. Now the biryani is ready to be served.

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