Chicken Biryani Recipe
Chicken biryani is one of the royal dishes that can be enjoyed on any occasion. Biryani is a
complicated dish to prepare. But, today I am sharing with you a simple and easy chicken biryani
recipe that anyone can make with a few ingredients. Biryani was prepared once in a while
During occasions , nowadays biryani is an everyday meal.
My simple recipe will help you to make chicken biryani frequently.
History of biryani
The word “biryani” comes from the Persian word “ birian ” which means “fried before cooking.” It is believed that biryani originated from Persia and was introduced in India by the Mughals.
There are many kinds of biryani there.
Chicken – 1 Kg skinless chicken pieces cut into chunks
Khaima rice – 4 cup (250 ml cup)
Onion – 4 medium
Garlic – 1 small bulb
Fresh Ginger – 2-inch piece
Green Chilly – 10
Tomato – 2 medium
Coriander Leaves – A handful
Mint Leaves – A handful
Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
Garam masala powder – ½ teaspoon
Salt – As required
Ghee – 4 Tablespoon
Oil – 4 Tablespoon
Cardamom – 5 pods
Clove – 3 whole
Cinnamon – 1-inch stick
Lime juice – ½ lime
Hot water – 9 cups
Marinate the chicken with turmeric powder, Garam masala and salt. Keep it aside for half an
hour. Take a medium size pot, add 2 tablespoon of oil. Fry the chicken on medium heat. Once
fried, take the chicken out. Add 2 tablespoon of ghee , thinly sliced onion (keep ½ cup of onion
for preparing the rice),salt as required and sauté well. When the onion turns light brown add
ginger, garlic and chilly crushed. Once the raw smell is gone add sliced tomatoes and mix it
well. Add chicken, coriander leaves, mint leaves and stir it well. Cover and cook over low heat
for 5 minutes. Add 2 cups of hot water and then make the flame high. When it starts boiling, add
cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes make the flame to
medium and cook until the chicken becomes tender. Add the lime juice and stir well. Turn of the
Take medium size pot, add 2 tablespoon of ghee and 2 tablespoon of oil , then add the sliced
onion and fry till it turns brown in color .Once fried take the onion out and keep aside. In the
same pot add the Rice (washed and strained ) and sauté it on high flame till you hear a
crackling sound then add 7 cups of boiling water .cover and cook on medium flame till the rice
comes to the level of water then make the flame on low and cook it for 10 minutes and switch off
the flame . Don’t stir the rice .
Take the chicken masala pot and turn on the stove on medium flame .Add the half of the rice
on top of the masala then add half of the fried onion and little coriander leaves .again add the
rest of the rice ,fried onion and coriander leaves. cover the pot and cook it for 20 minutes on low
flame. After 20 minutes, switch off the flame. Don’t open the lid for at least 15 minutes. Your
yummy and aromatic chicken biryani is ready to serve.
Before covering for Dum, add ½ a cup of milk on top of the rice. It will give you a good aroma and softness to your chicken biryani.