Chicken biryani

Main Dish
2 servings
25 min
30 min
Very Easy
This is really good, rather simple and easy to make.


Number of serving: 2
Basmati Rice - 2 cups

Chicken - 1 pound

Curd - 1/2 cup

Onions - 2 medium sized

Green chillies - 2

Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon

Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon

Ginger Garlic paste - 1 teaspoon

Cinnamon - 1 inch

Bay leaf - 1

Cloves - 3

Cardamom - 2

Salt to taste

Oil - 2 tablespoon

Butter - 1 tablespoon

To grind into a paste

Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tablespoon

Green chillies - 2

Mint Leaves - 1/2 cup

Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup


  • Wash the basmati rice and soak for about 20 minutes. Wash the chicken with several runs of water and chop to the required size. Grind the above listed ingredients in a mixie.
  • Marinate the chicken along with curd and the ground paste. Let it stand for at least half an hour. You can marinate for even upto 2 hours.
  • Meanwhile chop the onions and green chillies. In a pressure cooker or a wide vessel, heat the oil and butter and fry all the whole spices until they give out a nice aroma.
  • Then add the onions and fry till they turn translucent. Then add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the marinated chicken and cook on high heat for about 5 minutes. Then simmer for a while till all the water evaporates.
  • Add the soaked rice and mix with the masala. Add about 3 1/2 cups of water and salt to taste.
  • Cook till all the water gets absorbed. Top with cashews fried in ghee!


Chicken Biryani, photo 1
Chicken Biryani, photo 2


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