Chicken Biryani Recipe - How to make chicken biryani

Chicken Biryani!! Yes you read it right finally here I'm with the recipe.Sundays are special not because it creates a relaxing holiday mood but during the lunch time the corridor is filled with the aroma of biryani coming from each house which kicks the hunger in me :) Check out hotel style mutton biryani recipe.

Last year, a reader had asked me why I did not post for bakrid and ramzan - Trust me it did not strike me and also I did not have the courage to cook nonveg that time...Many readers asked for the chicken biryani recipe and finally here I am with it for Ramzan Special.I got the recipe from my perimma and tried it out....Dont hesitate seeing the long list of ingredients, the taste is worth the try :)

Happy Ramzan to all the readers who celebrate the festival!!
Chicken Biryani Recipe

Chicken Biryani Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Chicken - 300 gms
Onion - 1 big chopped lengthwise
Tomato 1 small sized chopped roughly
Ginger-Garlic paste - 2 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1.5 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Curd - 1 tbsp
Thin Coconut milk -1/2 cup
Water - 1 cup
Oil - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste

To grind to a paste:

Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Mint leaves - 1/4 cup loosely packed
Green Chillies - 1
Tomato - 1 big sized

To temper:

Cloves - 3
Cardamom -1
Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
Bayleaf -1
Chicken Biryani Recipe


  1. Soak basmati rice in water for atleast 20mins, set aside.Grind the ingredients under 'to grind' with little water to a fine paste. Set aside. Clean chicken and rinse it thrice , add turmeric powder and set aside.Chicken Biryani Recipe - Step1
  2. Heat oil+ghee in a pressure cooker and add the items under 'to temper' then add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.Then add onion and saute till its golden brown. Then add tomato, saute till raw smell leaves.Chicken Biryani Recipe - Step2
  3. Then add coriander mint paste and saute for 2mins. Then add curd, chicken along with turmeric, red chilli,coriander,garam masala powders and required salt.Chicken Biryani Recipe - Step3
  4. Saute till it forms a thick gravy and chicken changes color.Add 1 cups of water and pressure cook for 4 whistles.Once pressure releases, open and give a quick stir.Chicken Biryani Recipe - Step4
  5. Drain water from rice and add it to the gravy, stir once. Then add coconut milk.Chicken Biryani Recipe - Step5
  6. Pressure cook for 3 whistles(After first whistle simmer it). Once pressure releases fluff it with a fork carefully without breaking the rice. Serve hot with onion raita.Chicken Biryani Recipe - Step6
Thalicha and onion raita are the best combination for non veg biriyani. I will post the thalicha recipe later.
Chicken Biryani Recipe

My Notes:

Chicken Biryani Recipe

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