Chicken Biryani Recipe

Posted by EsyRecipes Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Discription: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 .
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
How to make:
  • Clean and soak basmati rice for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Clean and cut chicken to required size. Mix with curd, chilli powder, tumeric powder. Let it marinate for 1 hour.
  • 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.
  • Add the chicken marinade, briyani masala powder, chillipowder and cook on medium flame till the oil comes out. 
  • Add the rice and mix it well.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy the chicken briyani and post your feedback in the comments section below.


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