Distinct Flavor Chicken Biryani

Distinct Flavor Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani is a well known rice dish. It is a magnificent dish of spices, saffron and caramelized onions with tomatoes, and fragrant  flavor of rice.




  • 2-1/2 cup                                   Basmati rice
  • 1 kg                                              chicken
  • ½ bunch                                    chopped mint leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp                                      salt
  • 2 tbsp                                         garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp                                         tomato puree
  • 2 cup                                          white onion
  • 2 cup                                         tomatoes
  • 1 tsp                                           green chili
  • 1 tbsp                                        green cardamom
  • 1 ½ tsp                                     garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp                                         cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp                                         milk
  • 1 tsp                                             saffron
  • 1 tsp                                            nutmeg and Mace powder
  • 4-5 drops                                   yellow food color
  • 1 tsp                                           Refined oil

For Marination

  • ½ teaspoon                               chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon                                  powdered turmeric
  • ½ cup                                         yogurt



Step 1- Marinate the chicken for 20-30 minutes

To prepare this mouth-watering yummy biryani recipe, marinate the chicken. Take a large bowl and add yogurt in it along with turmeric, chili powder along with salt as per your taste in a small bowl. Mix well using a spoon and then, add the chicken in the mixture and mix it. Keep aside for about 20-30 minutes. Also, soak saffron in the milk to make saffron milk and keep aside.


Step 2- Saute onions and tomatoes for 2-3 minutes

After that, pour refined oil in a deep-bottomed pan, keeping it on medium flame. Add cumin seeds and green cardamom in it and fry for about 2 minutes. Now, immediately add the sliced onion and fry for 2-3 minutes. Don’t burn it, so when the onion starts to get brown in color, add tomatoes and tomato puree and fry for another 5 minutes.


Step 3- Add the marinated chicken in pan

Next, add the green chilies in pan along with ginger-garlic paste, frying the mixture yet again for a minute. Then, add coriander powder and turn the flame to medium-low while mixing and cook the masala. Immediately, add the marinated chicken.


Step 4- Cook on low heat for 5-6 minutes

Turn the flame to medium again cook for 5-6 minutes. Cover with a lid and let simmer for 5 minutes. Make sure to keep stirring else the chicken might stick to the bottom. You can add little water, if you find the consistency too thick.

Turn off the flame


Step 5-Boil rice

Now boil rice with salt, green cardamom, green chilies, few mint leaves ½ inch cinnamon stick, 5 black pepper. Boil it for 7 min and drain water.


Step 6– Add half of the boiled rice

Add half of the boiled rice in the pan. Sprinkle milk soaked saffron along with chicken masala, mint and coriander leaves. Put the remaining rice over this layer and garnish with the same mentioned four ingredients. Also add 2 pinches of nutmeg and mace powder or you can add biryani essence few drops.


Step 7– Serve with your favourite salad

Lastly, cover the lid, turn the flame to low and let the rice cook for about 10 minutes. Once done, put it off and let the biryani stay covered for about another 5 minutes. Serve hot, along with your favorite salad.

Step 8– Easy tips to keep in mind

  • If your cooked rice has turned sticky, spread it on a plate and leave them for 5 minutes. The rice will be separate and beautiful again.
  • Freshly pound spices bring out the best taste in Biryani.
  • One leveled tb spoon of salt and 1 cooking spoon of refined oil is enough for 2 cups of rice it’s my experienced measurement.
  • 4.an interesting tip after boiling rice don’t wash them and don’t leave to let them cool because it will ruin  biryani,after boiling quickly layer them and put them on low flame.




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  1. I’ve finally managed to try your recipe, Xeing! I’m in my mid twenties but I’ve barely cooked something from scratch up until yesterday. Your Chicken Biryani was a hit, everyone was asking for seconds which took me by surprise as I only made a small batch. Thinking of doubling the ingredients next time and putting half of it in the freezer, do you think it would taste ok microwaved?This is a fail proof recipe, will definitely be a staple in our household!

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