How to make Chicken Briyani: Indian Rice Recipe

Chicken Biryani Recipe

Chicken biriyani is a popular rice dish in India. This recipe involves chicken pieces marinated in a spice and curd mixture and cooked with basmati rice on a low fire. You can cook briyani by using the rice cooker or pressure cooker. I have also included a link to a chicken biryani recipe video at the end of this hub. Check it out. Biryani made with goat meat (mutton) is also very popular in India and will make a fulfilling lunch or dinner for any event.

Ingredients for Chicken biryani

For chicken marinade:

  • Chicken- 250gms
  • Curd- 1/2 cup
  • Chilli powder- 1/4 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder a pinch

For rice:

  • Basmati rice- 2 cups
  • Onion- 1
  • Tomato- 2(medium)
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1 1/2 tsp
  • Mint leaves- 1/2 cup
  • Coconut milk- 1 cup(optional)

For biryani masala:

Make it as a powder

  • Bay leaf- 2
  • Cloves- 3
  • Cinnamom- 3
  • Cardamom- 3
  • Perinserrakam- 2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds- 1 tsp
  • Pepper- 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies- 2
  • Oil- 2 tsp
  • Ghee- 2 tsp
  • salt to taste

Cooking method for Chicken Biryani

Here's the step by step chicken biryani recipe:

1. Clean and soak basmati rice for 10 to 15 minutes.

2. Clean and cut chicken to required size. Mix with curd, chilli powder, tumeric powder. Let it marinate for 1 hour.

3. Take the pan and heat oil and butter. Now add chopped onions, fry for few minutes and add ginger garlic paste and fry for 3-4 minutes.

4. Add the chicken marinade, briyani masala powder, chillipowder and cook on medium flame till the oil comes out.

5. Add mint leaves and mix it well.

6. Add the rice, 4 cups of water and salt. Once it begins to boil, you can add the whistle, then reduce the flame to simmer and pressure cook for 1 whistle. It will take about 8 to 10 minutes.

7. Enjoy the chicken briyani and post your feedback in the comments section below.

Video that shows how to make Chicken Biryani

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Comments 34 comments

pooja 6 years ago

hi when do you add the tomatoes

Anne 6 years ago

It looks Delicious. I' ll try it

sumit 6 years ago

oh god its looks so simple and so easy to cook

sam 6 years ago

hi ya when to add tomatto and if i want to add egg than when can i add it.can i use another rice than the basmati?its look simple but i don't think can make it.n one more thing that sahll we mix rice with paste afteraddding rice and put it on simmer flame?

rupali 6 years ago is so simple.thanks for the recipe.i will definitely try it.

disaster 6 years ago

can some one tell me what is Perinserrakam?

sossil 6 years ago

I really love the recipe for the biryani

could you please send more recipe for me to

learn so can try

thank you

naina 6 years ago

can any one tell me what is perinserrakam

pooja 6 years ago

It was fantastic and easy to make.

Lavanya 6 years ago

Such a simple recipe for biriyani, i made it enjoyed eating..... thankyou for so simple recipe.... perinserrakam is nothing but fennel...

yashna 6 years ago

it is really nice dish,and easy thanks1!yashna

Asif 5 years ago

It is very simple to cook and enjoy.

Amrutha 5 years ago

This is a very easy dish and really tastes good. I have tried it.... Thanks a lot for the recipe..

shasha 5 years ago

it looks very nice

Viji 5 years ago

Vow! The biryani looked delicious.

makesh 5 years ago

i had it yesterday woowwwwwwwwwww its realy nice thanks for a giving Recipe

sushrita behera 5 years ago

vow.................its very very testy.thanks alot.......

ruby 5 years ago

after few years of imagining how to make biryani....finally i tried it today. its really simple... thank you for the recipe..but just one i need to constantly mix or stir the rice after i mixed it with all the ingredients... its getting burned at the bottom..

reena 5 years ago

its really very nice dish n taste also thx for that

b.dharani 5 years ago

chicken biryani very super & also nice

bhavana 5 years ago

if it is nice i definetly try i going to try

priya 5 years ago

very nice can u pls tell me hw to prepare dum biriyani

saiba 5 years ago

thanks chef who made this biryani

bharath 5 years ago

very nice &superp tasty briyani

auds 5 years ago

tasty but far too much water it was like a soup. next time I would probably only use 2 cups

afzal 5 years ago

it is very nice

and tasty

vandana 5 years ago

wow superb recipe

Sanket 5 years ago

Wow its nice biryani

syed 5 years ago

it was soo easy.. i cooked for the first time in my life and my wife and kids loved it.. it was a hit...

anit 5 years ago

it is so nice to cook and eat. its very simple. i tried it was so delicious

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mahi 2 years ago

I have read so many recipes but it is the simplest one and finally am gonna try that

monisha .m 14 months ago

nice method to follow

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