Chicken Biryani

Chicken biryani recipe is no doubt one of the most popular and loved a traditional dish of the Indian subcontinent. It is believed, though, the dish originally belongs to Persia and was migrated to northern India with the Mughal Emperors and then slowly gained acceptance due to the amazing flavour and tempting aroma. The scrumptious dish derives its name Biryani from the Persian word Birian, which means; fried before cooking and Birian is the Persian word for rice. So here is the chicken biryani recipe which you can easily try at home. Chicken biryani recipe is one of the many varieties which includes chicken, basmati rice and a blend of authentic spices, yogurt. You can garnish the dish with fried crispy onions, tomatoes, mint leaves and serve it with salad and raita as a main course meal and on special occasions and parties.

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2 cups Basmati- Rice
3/4kg Chicken pieces
Onion 3 large, sliced
1 cup Yoghurt
1 tsp Ginger paste
1/2 tsp Garlic paste
1 tsp Green chilli paste
1/2 cup Tomato puree
2 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Cumin powder (roasted)
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
2 tsp Garam masala powder
1/2 cup Milk
A pinch Saffron
1 tsp Coriander powder
Green coriander leaves 2 tbsp, chopped
Water 3 1/2 cups
7 tbsp Oil
Salt as required
How to make Chicken Biryani


1. Make a mixture with tomato yoghurt, puree, green chilli paste, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt.
2. Take the chicken and marinade it in the same mixture. Let it rest for 3-4 hours.
3. Put oil in a pan, heat it and fry onions till they turn golden brown.
4. Now, to this add the marinated chicken and cook the entire mixture for 10 mints.
5. After that in a pressure cooker, take the rice and add 3 1/2 cups of water to it. Also, take the saffron, mix with the milk and add to the rice.
6. Lastly, add the cardamom powder and the chicken pieces, along with the marinade.
7. Mix all the ingredients gently, cover with the cooker lid and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
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Reviews & Comments

I've wanted to make a chicken biryani for a very long time and found this recipe easy to follow and make just never got around to it. Furthermore, my family and I loved it, and it is going to be a firm favorite, I can see that!

  • Rehana, Faisalabad

Chicken biryani always tastes like home but it’s even better when it’s made by someone you love. Which is why I made it for my little sister who is 24 years now. She came back from America, ate this dish and said she feels like she’s finally home.

  • kinza shiekh, karachi

I love Bombay biryani and you have given me the way to make it by myself at home.Thank you so much for sharing this outclass recipe.

  • hania khan, karachi

Amazingly superb recipe! And yummy as well. I cooked at my home and everyone at the home enjoyed it a lot. It was too good in taste and too much tempting as well. Thanks.

  • Laiqa, Hayatpur

I think it is the best and easiest way to make chicken biryani. It can easily be made in very short span of time. Keep on with your efforts to make this website more helpful for its users.

  • Dua Hafsa, Lahore