Chicken Biryani Recipe


  • Basmati rice – 2 cups
  • Chicken pieces – 3/4 kg.
  • Onion – 3 large, sliced
  • Yoghurt – 1 cup
  • Ginger paste – 1 tsp
  • Garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli paste – 1 tsp
  • Tomato puree – 1/2 cup
  • Red chilli powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder (roasted) – 1 tsp
  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 2 tsp
  • Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Saffron – a pinch
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Green coriander leaves – 2 tbsp, chopped
  • Water – 3 1/2 cups
  • Oil – 7 tbsp
  • Salt as required

How to make Chicken Biryani:

1. Make a mixture with tomato yoghurt, puree, green chilli paste, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt.
2. Take the chicken and marinade it in the same mixture. Let it rest for 3-4 hours.
3. Put oil in a pan, heat it and fry onions till they turn golden brown.
4. Now, to this add the marinated chicken and cook the entire mixture for 10 mints.
5. After that in a pressure cooker, take the rice and add 3 1/2 cups of water to it. Also, take the saffron, mix with the milk and add to the rice.
6. Lastly, add the cardamom powder and the chicken pieces, along with the marinade.
7. Mix all the ingredients gently, cover with the cooker lid and pressure cook for 1 whistle.

Garnish with green coriander leaves and serve hot.

Source: Evernewrecipes

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah Farrukh September 21, 2010 at 3:30 pm

good ….. will try to make it soon hahahaha

Tech Blog September 22, 2010 at 7:34 am

What about if we use Baryani Masala Pack :) , Easy for Male cook..

shenoyjoseph September 22, 2010 at 1:56 pm

i love chicken biryani :)

Sania Aslam September 22, 2010 at 4:46 pm

ohhh wow nice baryanhi :P

Vikram Pakhare October 20, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I am die hard fan of Chicken biryani & all of it’s variants..

saima murghi wali October 29, 2010 at 10:56 am

wowwwwwwwwwww mouth wateringggg….mmmmmmm
but i wil nt try it hehehehe

sarah October 29, 2010 at 10:58 am

saima bhooki veryyy bhoooki for biryani

Rabeel November 2, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Hy sanam, Chiken Biryani kaya yad krwa di, ab mera bhi dil krne lag para hai, I think ab mujhe Chiken Biryani mangwani pare g

Hariom Balhara November 24, 2010 at 11:38 am

I love Chicken Biryani. If you haven’t eaten biryani before….this is a must try!

Charlie December 1, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Yummy. I haven’t tried biryani yet, but i have heard about this dish. This post makes me hungry. lol

jawwad sol January 10, 2011 at 4:52 pm

quiero aprender para cocinar Biryani para mi amor Jawad Ali

Fatima January 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm

chicken biryani and sindhi biryani i can’t live without sindhi biryani.

bachi February 9, 2011 at 8:15 am

waaaaaaaaaaoooooooo man actually ma b aesy e bnati hn hahaha

cynthia February 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Hi…i tried the above mentioned recipe….that was the worst biryani i have ever made….

Hariom Balhara March 31, 2011 at 10:57 am

Yummy!!! I tried it out and as he promised, nothing got burnted or over cooked!! It came out perfect! I loved it and so did my friends and hubby!

thamsha May 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm

wow that was awesome i tried that was the great biryani that i had ever made in my life thanks for the receipe ……………….

Jack Achi May 13, 2011 at 10:18 am

anytime i enter india, chicken biryani is the first thing i eat. i had a good one at hyderabad. y’all have to try it

mohtasham May 26, 2011 at 3:41 am

it is delicious:)

mr qadri July 14, 2011 at 9:34 am

nice recipe

waqar ali July 17, 2011 at 8:40 am

i love biryani

JULI July 18, 2011 at 8:29 am

Yummy!!! i love biryani

sanjay August 21, 2011 at 3:32 pm

i like biryani as my favurit food

Subhash Chandra Naik December 21, 2011 at 2:11 pm

i like this chicken briyani , thank you for your kind recipe .hope you keep on posting such good recipe thank you..

umer February 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm

i must try this.. i love it :)

hasan February 22, 2012 at 1:04 am

How to make Chicken Biryani
please any buddy tell me in urdu

faiza February 27, 2012 at 5:13 pm

soooooooo nice biryani plz tell me in urdu how to make chicken biryani

Yasmeena Salie March 22, 2012 at 8:21 pm

This is really a wholesome and stunning meal……

hafsa March 29, 2012 at 9:28 am

mhmh loved it wow I loved

tracy October 17, 2012 at 1:38 am

Can I do this without a pressure cooker if I follow the instructions please let me know asap wanted to do for tomorrow :-(

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