Chicken Biryani Recipe

Chicken Biryani Recipe

Chicken Biryani is a very popular Hyderabadi recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Chicken Biriyani by following this easy recipe.
Chicken Biryani Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 8.5 / 10 (363 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 1 kg Chicken (pieces)
  • 500 gm Basmati Rice (washed and soaked for 30 min)
  • 4 tbsp Garam Masala (whole)
  • 4 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 50 gm Butter
  • 4 tsp Garlic (chopped)
  • 1 cup Onions (sliced)
  • 4 tsp Ginger (chopped)
  • 3 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 5 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 cup Curd (yogurt)
  • 3/4 cup Tomato (chopped)
  • 4 Bay Leaves

    For the marinade :
  • 1-1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Ginger (chopped)
  • 2 tsp Garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 cup Yoghurt
  • Salt

    For garnishing:
  • 1/2 gm Saffron (dissolved in 1/2 cup milk)
  • 2 tbsp Rose Water
How to make Chicken Biryani:
  • Put all the ingredients of the marinade in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add chicken pieces to it and leave for an hour.
  • Now boil water, add 1/2 of the whole garam masala, bay leaf, and rice in it.
  • Cook the rice until 3/4 th is done, drain and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan and add remaining whole garam masala.
  • Allow it to crackle, add sliced onions and cook it till light golden brown.
  • Add 1 tsp of the remaining garam masala and all the remaining ingredients, including tomatoes, but excluding rice.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, combine marinated chicken with it.
  • Cook until chicken is tender.
  • Place alternate layers of chicken and rice.
  • Now sprinkle saffron, remaining garam masala powder and butter in between the layers and on the top.
  • Carefully end it with the rice layer topped with saffron & rose water.
  • Cover and seal it with an aluminum foil.
  • Cook it further on low flame for 10-12 minutes.
  • Chicken Biryani is ready to serve.

Reviews and Ratings:
ram gopal posted 23/04/2014
wow it's too tasty
priyanka posted 09/11/2012
Ya realy very tasty or yummy biryaani i love this
S Bhattacharya posted 30/05/2012
For the Bengali dish it is a very useful site. I will try the Chicken Biryani but want more new recipes around the world or total desi but give the ingredients name with Bengali term to understand it properly.