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chicken biriyani

Chicken biryani is a fragrant rice dish cooked with spices and served with chicken. It is the most popular and well-liked dish on the planet. This dish was typically provided at weddings and other significant occasions.

Preparation time

20 min

Cooking time

1 hrs




  • Chicken – 1 kg
  • Onion – 4 large sliced
  • Green Chillies – 6
  • Coconut Oil – 1 cup
  • Bay Leaf – 1
  • Cinnamon / Pattai – 1 stick
  • Cardamom / Yelakai – 5
  • Cloves / Krambu – 4
  • Star Anise – 1
  • Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf – 1 tsp
  • Tomato – 2 chopped finely
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 3 tblsp
  • Yogurt / Curd – 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  • Chilli Powder – 2 tblsp
  • Coriander Powder – 2 tblsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1 tblsp
  • Cumin Powder – 2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves a small handful
  • Coriander Leaves – ½ cup
  • Mint Leaves – ½ cup


  • Basmati Rice – 500 grams
  • Water lot of it
  • Bay Leaf – 1
  • Cinnamon / Pattai – 1 stick
  • Cardamom / yelakai – 5
  • Cloves / Krambu – 4
  • Star Anise – 1
  • Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf – 1 tsp


  • Wash and soak rice for 30 mins.
  • Now heat oil in a biryani pot. Add 3 sliced onions and cook till golden brown. Remove it to a bowl.
  • In the same oil. Add whole spices and let them sizzle.
  • Add in 1 sliced onion and curry leaves. Cook till golden.
  • Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.
  • Add in tomatoes and cook till mushy.
  • Add chicken, chillies and spice powders and mix well.
  • Add in yogurt and salt and mix well.
  • Now Cover and cook till chicken is done. Now remove half of the masala to a bowl.
  • Meanwhile when chicken is cooking, cook rice.
  • Take water in a sauce pan, add salt, whole spices.
  • Once water boils, add rice and cook for 8 to 10 mins till rice is done.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Now in the masala. layer half of the rice, top with coriander leaves, mint leaves, fried onions.
  • Layer remaining masala. Then rice, coriander leaves, mint leaves and fried onions.
  • Cover the pot and cook on very low heat for 30 mins. Now leave aside for 15 mins.
  • Now fluff up the rice and serve hot.

1)Heat Coconut Oil in a biryani pot

2)Add in sliced onions

3)Saute till onions gets golden

4)It has to get nice and brown.

5)Remove all the onions into a plate

6)Now this is onions infused oil

7)Add in whole spices

8)Add in onions and curry leaves

9)Cook till onions gets golden

10)Add in ginger garlic paste

11)Mix well

12)Add in tomatoes

13)Mix well

14)Add in chicken

15)Add in green chilies

16)Salt and turmeric powder

17)Add in chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder

18)Add in yogurt

19)Mix well.

20)Cover and cook till chicken is done

21)I have soaked this basmati rice for 30 mins

22)Bring water to a boil, add whole spices


24)Add in soaked rice

25)Cook till rice is done

26)Now chicken is done.

27)Remove half of the chicken

28)Add half of the rice

29)Top with fried onions, mint leaves and coriander leaves

30)Chicken masala

31)Top with cooked rice.

32)Coriander and mint leaves

33)Top with fried onions

34)Add in ghee

35)Cover and cook on very low heat for 30 mins

36)Fluff up the rice

37)Serve with love


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