How to make Chicken Biryani -

Make this chicken biryani anytime and watch your loved ones enjoying it to the hilt

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Brown rice (ब्राउन राइस )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice


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Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken Biryani Recipe

  • Chicken cut into 1-inch pieces on bone 400 grams

  • Brown rice soaked for 1 hour 1½ cups

  • Ginger-garlic paste

  • Red chilli powder ½ teaspoon

  • Green chilli paste 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder ½ teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Coriander powder ¾ teaspoon

  • Cumin powder ½ teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Green cardamom 4-5

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Yogurt ½ cup

  • Fried onions ½ cup

  • coriander leaves 2 tablespoons

  • Mint leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Mint leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger 1 inch, cut into thin srips + for sprinkling

  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) ½ teaspoon

  • saffron strands as required

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Garam masala powder to sprinkle

  • Mint leaves a few

  • Ghee as required

  • Kewra essence to sprinkle

  • Rose water to sprinkle

  • Mint sprig to garnish


Step 1

Take chicken pieces in a bowl. Add ginger-garlic paste, chili powder, green chili paste, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and cumin powder and mix. Add salt, mix well and set aside to marinate for 15-20 minutes.

Step 2

Boil 4 cups water in a deep non-stick pan. Add salt, cardamoms, bay leaf, cinnamon and drained rice. Stir lightly and cook till the rice is ¾ done.

Step 3

Add yogurt, ¼ cup fried onions, 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped mint leaves and half the ginger to the chicken and mix well.

Step 4

Strain the rice in a colander. Add caraway seeds and a few saffron strands and mix lightly. Set aside.

Step 5

Pour oil in another deep non-stick pan and brush well. Add the chicken with the marinade. Spread the rice over it evenly.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.