Chicken Biryani Recipe

Chicken Biryani recipe is one of the most popular rice recipes from Pakistani cuisine. Everyone wants something special every day or at least on weekend. Try a special biryani recipe by this weekend. It is a rich appetizing recipe made with chicken, rice and many traditional spices. Lets learn how can you cook this delicious recipe at home in a few simple steps.

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Biryani spices and ingredients.

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Heat oil in a pot, add whole spice mixture (sabut garam masala) until it crackles.

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Add onions and fry until they are golden brown.

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Add tomatoes.

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Cook tomatoes until soft and oil tends to be separated.

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Now add chicken in this paste.

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Mix the chicken well.

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Now add all the spices: salt, red chili, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin, ground spice mixture and cook for two minutes.

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Now mix yogurt with chicken and keep cooking until chicken get tender.

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Add green coriander, mint and green chili and leave on light flame on stove (dam) for 3 to 4 minutes.

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Heat water in a pot and add cloves, peppercorns, large cinnamon and bay leaves and boil the rice.

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Once rice are nearly boiled, drain the water.

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Spread biryani qorma (ingredients mixture) in a pot and then spread rice on it. Then sprinkle vetiver essence and yellow food coloring on the rice.

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Your tasty chicken biryani is ready.

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How to Make Chicken Biryani Recipe (in English)


  • Chicken: 1.25 Kg
  • Rice: 1 Kg
  • Garlic and Ginger (Ground): 2 tablespoons
  • Salt: As per taste
  • Medium Onions: 3 (Thin Sliced)
  • Medium Tomatoes: 6 (Thin Sliced)
  • Beaten Yogurt: 1 cup
  • White Cumin: 1 teaspoon
  • Ground Turmeric: 1 teaspoon
  • Red Chili Ground: 2 tablespoons
  • Coriander Powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Ground Spice Mixture (Garam Masala): 1 tablespoon
  • Green Chilies: 6 to 8 (Thin Chopped)
  • Green Coriander: Half gathi (Bunch)
  • Mint: Half gathi (Bunch)
  • Whole Spice Mixture (Garam Masala): 2 tablespoons
  • Yellow Food Color: 1 pinch
  • Vetiver Essence (Kewra): Some drops
  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Cooking Oil: 1 cup


  1. First put oil in a pot and heat it well. Then put SABUT spice mixture (garam masala) and then add onions and fry until they are golden.
  2. Add tomatoes when onions are brown. When tomatoes get tender and separated with oil, add the chicken. Mix the chicken with paste and then add spices including salt, red chili, turmeric, coriander powder, cumin and spice mixture (garam masala) and cook for two minutes.
  3. Add yogurt and mix well. Cook it for some time until chicken becomes tender.
  4. When chicken get tender and oil comes up, add green coriander, mint and green chili.
  5. Now keep it on stove on light flame (dam) for 3 to 4 minutes. Biryani qorma (ingredients mixture) is ready.
  6. Now heat up water in a pot for boiling the rice. Add 4 to 5 cloves, 5 to 6 black peppercorns, one large cinnamon and 2 to 3 bay leaves and boil the water.
  7. When water is boiled put rice in the pot. After boiling, when one kanni is left, sift rice to drain water.
  8. Then take a large pot and spread biryani qorma (ingredients mixture) and then spread the rice. Add yellow food coloring in the milk and pour it on the rice. Add a few drops of vetiver essence (kewra) in the pot. Now add the pot covered on stove on light flame (dam).
  9. Your tasty chicken biryani is ready.


Chicken Biryani - The Most Popular Pakistani Dish:

Chicken biryani is a hot favorite recipe of Pakistani and Indian people. It combines the top two foods - Biryani, the top rice item and Chicken, the top favorite of people from all types of meats. If it is said that Chicken Biryani is the number one cooking dish especially in parties and functions, there would be no one to disagree with it. Since years, we have never seen a function without having chicken biryani as a meal. It is the must-have item in weddings, engagements and other types of gathering events.

If you are outside and having a desire to eat biryani, don't worry, as at every stop, every signal and on every street, you can easily find a biryani shop. You can observe yourself; from around 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, when generally there is break time in offices, you would see a bunch of folks just standing around a cabin and waiting. No wonder, when you walk closer, you would see they are biryani buyers, waiting for their turn so they could grab the parcel of their chicken biryani and have it in the lunch. This is usually the scenario everywhere on the commercial streets.

There are many ways to cook the rice and also to cook the chicken. However, the lucky one was chicken biryani, to get an eternal limelight and demand of people. It's aromatic fresh smoke mesmerizes the people around and at that time there comes a feeling like: "I want nothing but Chicken Biryani!" Yet there are lots of biryani recipes other than this standard chicken one (find all chicken biryani recipes here), everyone of which is at a peak of unique and never-forgotten tastes.

You might be interested in: Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani Recipe has made it more than simple to cook the favorite chicken biryani recipe at home. Men usually are not used-to with cooking but the step by step recipe here guides well about how to make chicken biryani at home.

Are you novice at cooking? or new to cook a biryani? No worries, just follow the steps given in this Pakistani chicken biryani recipe and while completing the last step, you would have something really awesome to eat.


How to Make Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani?

Hyderabadi cuisine has been producing and providing remarkable tastes of Pakistani and Indian foodies. One food from Hyderabadi cuisine is biryani which has an entirely unique taste. We would like to share detailed method of how to make Hyderabadi chicken biryani as well as Hyderabadi mutton dum biryani recipe with you. Let's enjoy.

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  • Naved - Karachi Jul 26, 2017

    biryani is all time choice of mine. Whenever there is delay in biryani cooking at home, I order it from outside. However I would also get my hands on preparing chicken biryani myself. I like it so much.

  • Uroosa - Islamabad Apr 03, 2017

    Hi, if we do not have the essence, then can we make it without affecting the taste? I am fond of cooking foods however I dont have idea about cooking biryani and korma and I always need help regarding that.

  • Tehmina - Hyderabad Mar 30, 2017

    There is catering shop near our home and when they make biryani, I watch them from my gallery. Today I decided to make it myself and searched the recipe and found here. It is almost the same process that I see caterers making it.

  • Shumaila - Karachi Mar 28, 2017

    it looks very delicious that I immediately decided to prepare and eat it in the dinner. Now I am going to market to buy some missing ingredients. I will eat it with raita and green chatni, i think this is a very nice recipe for biryani.

  • Maleeha - Lahore Mar 14, 2017

    This is the great one biryani that I can never forget to make. Before seeing this recipe, I was not able to make biryani myself however I have now learned it completely and this was because of this wonderfully presented recipe. I must pay thanks to you.

  • Najma - Khewra Mar 12, 2017

    chicken ki biryani is the best and wonderful way to cook rice dishes , and these are the dishes that makes everyone happy. Kids eat selective foods in which biryani and noodles are on the top. If you do not cook biryani at home, you are missing a great food.

  • Mehboob - London Mar 11, 2017

    Fine recipe for biryani which makes it very easy for me to make and serve a wonderful chicken biryani. I started cooking foods myself for around 2 years but this biryani recipe was the easiest one I have checked out.

  • Salma - Quetta Mar 10, 2017

    biryani is the all time favorite dish of all Pakistan. It is very good style for making biryani. Next time I will use this recipe to make biryani and I will have the greate taste and joys with my husband.

  • Sahiba - Islamabad Mar 07, 2017

    I was looking for a beef biryani and here I got this recipe , it is really awesome . I liked its ingredients and the cooking style adopted in this recipe. So I thought, I should follow the same recipe and just replace chicken with beef and keep the rest of things same. And hope it will provide a wonderful taste.

  • Jassi - Peshawar Mar 06, 2017

    I have a suggestion for you that put this biryani recipe on your home page so whenever someone has to look for a biryani recipe, he may get it instantly. I was also looking for how to make biryani but I did not find this step by step recipe immediately. I was then scrolling through blog and accidentally found this. I thought other people would also be looking for biryani but could not find them.

  • Sidrah - Lahore Mar 05, 2017

    wow , i m really impressed with this recipe. this page is awesome, it also contains many other biryani recipes. I found here sindhi biryani, chicken biryani, shahi biryani . thanks this is something i was actually looking for. I am thankful to kfoods especially chef seema for sharing these kinds of delicious recipes that are not only tasteful but seems to make easy as well.

  • A.Raheem Nasir - Karachi Mar 02, 2017

    Great biryani recipe! please also share kachay gosht ki biryani , i like to enjoy different kinds of biryani recipes . I find new taste always whenever I eat a new flavor of it. I keep trying different. Now I am looking for Muradabadi and kachay gosht ki biryani.

  • Sameera - Hyderabad Mar 02, 2017

    wow it looks very delicious and looks really spicy. It will be easy to make and awesome in taste. I must try this recipe. biryani is already my favourite and this is very nice method for making it.

  • Noreen - Sukkar Feb 26, 2017

    Really surprise to see chicken biryani recipe in very easy and simple way. Thanks kfoods to help making biryani . I m new in cooking and taking classes to be expert as my mom... pls. share more recieps .

  • shalu - chhutmalpur Jan 04, 2017

    I like it Britain hmmmm is my garage raciepe Nice

  • aysha - England Oct 12, 2016

    Aap bohat hi achi chizein banana sikhaty hein

  • Hira - Karachi Aug 08, 2016

    I like chicken biryani with zaffrani touch.

  • Zariyab - Jun 08, 2016

    hmm biryani is my hot favorite recipe ever.

  • samina - Gelsenkirchen Dec 22, 2015

    Very nice recipe. Thanks

  • Kashan - Dec 21, 2015

    we all friends are planning to make biryani on thursday night. we will follow your recipe because we trust kfoods. and my sister also makes dishes from your step by step section. your recipes taste awesome..

  • Sanam - karachi Oct 06, 2015

    One of my favorite item in the daily menu of cooking, i love it to make and enjoy with salad and homemade raita etc, you have a great collection of all the seasonal and traditional biryane recipes, thanks

  • Abbas - khi Sep 29, 2015

    halke masale ki hai kiya? boht phiki type ki to nahi hai. sada sada chawal hain bus. masala dar ho to phir khane ka maza aye . bataye kesi hai ye

  • kashifa - lahore Sep 16, 2015

    hi. ap ki is tarhan ki recipes pesh karne ke tarike ko mai pasand karti hon. is se kafi help ho jati hai actually jab dusri recipes dekhte hain to yaqin nahi ata ke aesa hoga wesa hoga lekin jab ap ki recipe me pics dekhte hain to boht hosla barh jata hai.

  • shirin - pune Sep 13, 2015

    assalamu alikum, step by step or foto k sath bohot achhi tarah se biryani samaz me aa gai,ab inshaallah isko me gharpe zarur try karungi.gharpe 1-2 bar biryani banayi thi per wo kuch khas nahi bani.inshallah ye biryani bohot testy banengi.jazakallah.

  • Tabish - Multan Sep 09, 2015

    biryani boht khai hai lekin taste sub se acha seedhi baat hai shadiyo me jo khai hai unhi ka mila hai . baki restaurants pe ja ke bhi wo maza nahi ata . ye wali ghar pe banai nahi recipe is liye is ke bare me kuch keh nahi sakta

  • Ruqya - Islamabad Sep 01, 2015

    degi wali biryani ka taste ajae ga is recip me? maine hamesha note kiya hai ke jo biryani catering wale banate hain wo taste aam ghar me banai jane wali biryani me nhi ata. ap bataaen .

  • Abdul Hadi - Sukkur Aug 27, 2015

    looks awesome. can you tell me the name of this biryani pls? which one is this?

  • Abdul Khaliq - Karachi Aug 26, 2015

    waqai ap ki recipe dekh kar mujhe lag raha hai ke mai ye biryani khud bana sakta hun barey aram se . pictures or un ke sath sath instructions ne boht asan kar diya hai isko banana

  • Khalida - Islamabad Aug 25, 2015

    this article has made making a biryaani so much easy. Can't believe such an easy way will be there. You made it really awesome for me.

  • Mahrukh - Karachi Jun 19, 2015

    wha mere mun me pani agaya chicken biryani ki dilkash tasvir dekh kar . mera dil kar raha hai ke abhi ye biryani mangwaloon kahin se. kfoods ap log ek or service bhi rakhen ja ap is tarhan ki recipe dalen to order par provide bhi karen hum se raha nahi jata

  • Umer Ali - Sargodha Mar 19, 2015

    wow you made it very easy with clear and detailed instructions. i liked this recipe and hope i will also like the biryani when i will make with the help of this recipe

  • anklesaria - Karachi/Pakistan Feb 16, 2015

    Mostly mere bacho ki farmaish hoti hai but mjhe banan nhe ati thi now inshallah i will try ....

  • Aliza - London Feb 02, 2015

    Kindly dedicate a separate section for step by step recipes and upload more step by step recipes as these are easy to understand and follow. Many thanks.

  • tani - rwp Dec 23, 2014

    Good work boht achy tareeky se ap recipe banana sikhaty hain. Thanks KFoods

  • Naheed - Dec 11, 2014

    wow bohot hi mazay ki lag rahi hai. biryani is my favorite.

  • tanni roy - karachi Dec 09, 2014

    Thank u so much to share picture recipes with very easy way.

  • salma asghar - lahore Dec 09, 2014

    biryani banana abb tu bhut asan hogaya.. thanks to share .

  • nisa - karachi Dec 08, 2014

    thanks to k food aap kay batany ka tareka bhat aasan hay as tarhaan samjhna bhat asan han, may aaj he try karoon ge

  • Nour Sweiss - San Antonio, TX Dec 07, 2014

    Nice way to cook chicken biryani. Me and my family like biryani very much ..i will try it soon