Chicken Series: Chicken Biryani

Hi All,

From today we have started our new series, Chicken Series. As usual now in this series I will post some interesting and popular chicken recipes. So be ready for tasty chicken recipes. Today we will make Chicken Biryani. It’s also known as Rice with chicken. So let’s start today’s recipe 😋



  • 2 cups rice (preferably Basmati)
  • 500g (1 lb) chicken
  • 6 tablespoons oil
  • 300 ml (10 oz) yogurt
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed and chopped
  • 1.5 cm ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 5 large onions, chopped
  • ½ cup tomatoes, purĂŠed
  • 2 chilis, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 5-6 strands saffron
  • 8 cloves
  • 10 cm (4 inches) cinnamon stick
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 8 cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt to taste
Chicken Biryani


  1. Cook soaked and washed rice. (Preferably Basmati Rice)
  2. Marinate the chicken in lemon juice, yogurt, ginger, garlic, salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder, cloves, chillis, chopped tomatoes, tomato purÊe
  3. Heat oil in a cooker and add onions, cook till onions turn golden brown. Add these to the chicken.
  4. Grease a heavy-bottomed deep and wide-mouthed pan. Place a layer of rice. Put in the masala (the chicken and marinade) Top with the rest of the rice and put the saffron on top
  5. Heat in the oven for 1 – 1½ hours at 150°C (300°F); to check whether ready, cut into a piece of chicken to see if it is cooked.
  6. Serve the biryani with yogurt on the side

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