Thursday, 11 May 2017

Chicken Biryani

Ingredients : 
For 4 - 6 people
  • 1 Chicken  cut into medium pieces
  • 2 large Onion chopped 
  • 2 large Tomatoes
  • 4-5 large cloves Garlic finely chopped or grated 
  • 1 inch Ginger finely chopped or grated
  • 1 cup yogurt 
  • Whole Masala ( bay leaf, 1inchcinnamon, 2cardamon, 1clove, 2red chilli, 1tea spoone cumin, turmeric powder, Fenugreek seeds) / or just buy any ready made Biryani Masala like Shan/MDH.
  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • coriander leave, saffron (optional)

Method :

  1. Marinate the chicken with the yogurt, salt, ginger, garlic, turmeric and leave aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pot and all of the spices in the whole masala. If using ready made masala, only add the bay leaf, red chilli and cumin. 
  3. Add the onion and fry them till they turn transparent.
  4. Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes. At the point, if using ready-made masala, add it in.
  5. Mix in the tomatoes carry on stirring and cooking for another 5 minutes.
  6. Cover the pot and leave it to simmer for half an hour. 
  7. Turn the heat off and add in the coriander leaves and put aside. 
  8. Boil water in a separate pot, put in the rice with some oil and salt and cook at high heat until al dente; then drain.
  9.  Add the chicken and rice in layers, starting with the chicken and assemble till the rice is the last layer.
  10.  Add a few rashes of saffron to a teaspoon of cold milk and sprinkle over the rice. Cover the pot and simmer for a maximum of 10 minutes.

Your Biryani is ready just mix it and eat it with salad or mint yogurt 


  1. This looks so good!! Could you make a post on spicy indian omelette and paneer dishes? Thankyou x