Chicken Biryani Recipe

Chicken Biryani Recipe
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The mention of chicken biryani is enough to make one feel hungry. At an instance we can feel the aroma of biryani fill the atmosphere and it even tickles our taste buds. Boneless or with bone, the presence of chicken and miraculous discovery of that scrumptious meat among the rice makes the meal feel like a treasure hunt.
Chicken Biryani Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 8.5 / 10 (369 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.