Sunday, August 19, 2012

Chicken Biryani Recipe - How to make chicken biryani

Chicken Biryani!! Yes you read it right finally here I'm with the recipe.Sundays are special not because it creates a relaxing holiday mood but during the lunch time the corridor is filled with the aroma of biryani coming from each house which kicks the hunger in me :) Check out hotel style mutton biryani recipe.

Last year, a reader had asked me why I did not post for bakrid and ramzan - Trust me it did not strike me and also I did not have the courage to cook nonveg that time...Many readers asked for the chicken biryani recipe and finally here I am with it for Ramzan Special.I got the recipe from my perimma and tried it out....Dont hesitate seeing the long list of ingredients, the taste is worth the try :)

Happy Ramzan to all the readers who celebrate the festival!!
Chicken Biryani Recipe

Chicken Biryani Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Chicken - 300 gms
Onion - 1 big chopped lengthwise
Tomato 1 small sized chopped roughly
Ginger-Garlic paste - 2 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1.5 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Curd - 1 tbsp
Thin Coconut milk -1/2 cup
Water - 1 cup
Oil - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste

To grind to a paste:

Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Mint leaves - 1/4 cup loosely packed
Green Chillies - 1
Tomato - 1 big sized

To temper:

Cloves - 3
Cardamom -1
Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
Bayleaf -1
Chicken Biryani Recipe

Method:

  1. Soak basmati rice in water for atleast 20mins, set aside.Grind the ingredients under 'to grind' with little water to a fine paste. Set aside. Clean chicken and rinse it thrice , add turmeric powder and set aside.Chicken Biryani Recipe - Step1
  2. Heat oil+ghee in a pressure cooker and add the items under 'to temper' then add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.Then add onion and saute till its golden brown. Then add tomato, saute till raw smell leaves.Chicken Biryani Recipe - Step2
  3. Then add coriander mint paste and saute for 2mins. Then add curd, chicken along with turmeric, red chilli,coriander,garam masala powders and required salt.Chicken Biryani Recipe - Step3
  4. Saute till it forms a thick gravy and chicken changes color.Add 1 cups of water and pressure cook for 4 whistles.Once pressure releases, open and give a quick stir.Chicken Biryani Recipe - Step4
  5. Drain water from rice and add it to the gravy, stir once. Then add coconut milk.Chicken Biryani Recipe - Step5
  6. Pressure cook for 3 whistles(After first whistle simmer it). Once pressure releases fluff it with a fork carefully without breaking the rice. Serve hot with onion raita.Chicken Biryani Recipe - Step6
Thalicha and onion raita are the best combination for non veg biriyani. I will post the thalicha recipe later.
Chicken Biryani Recipe

My Notes:

  • If you like the lemon flavour, squeeze lemon juice once the biryani is done.
  • I usually use 1:1.5 cups for rice:water ratio so have given the measures accordingly. But you can use the measurement according to the variety of basmati rice you use. I use India Gate Basmati rice.
  • Measure water and coconut milk accordingly.
  • This is less spicy so adjust spice level according to your taste.

Chicken Biryani Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J

74 comments:

  1. Delicious chicken biriyani and the rice is perfectly cooked and looks so tempting...

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  2. inviting...we too make in a similar way

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  3. Very delicious chicken biriyani. Perfect for ramzan..

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  4. i so want to try this....thanks for posting

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  5. Chicken Biryani is my favorite dish of all. Yours is very inviting.

    http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  6. Mouthwatering here, super tempting briyani.

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  7. Biryani looks delicious :) nd ya I luv the presentation too,..:)

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  8. Thanks for such a delicious recipe... All my friends liked it..:-)

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  9. Hey....my husband is a great fan of biryani, n always asked me to make it on several occasions...but I hesitated to make it thinking it is a complicated recipe...recently when I wanted to celebrate something with my Husband I thought of finally giving it a try.....while surfing I saw your recipe, n I gave it it try....n today I m really thankful to u for sharing such a wonderful recipe....my husband n I we both loved it....n now I will always be having biryani at home...thanks a ton...

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  10. does the water u have added for cooking the chicken should be considered for the measurement of cooking rice i.e 1:1.5.

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  11. @Priyanka : Yes it includes the water measure for cooking rice too.

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  12. www.mayanchocolatz.blogspot.com

    Hey that was perfect recipe! It came out soo tasty.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe. All my friends liked it !

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  13. this is really very helpful recipe for the starters of cokkinh like me :)

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  14. wowwwwww.... i tried it came out well

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  15. Can u post the thalicha recipe pls

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  16. Tried it.... N it was a wowwwww.... Can u pls post the thalicha recipe

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  17. Iv been searching for a perfect chicken biryani recipe. I made it y'day and my search ended here. It satisfied my family's stomach and soul. Thank you. :)

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  18. This is very healthy and best biryani I will try soon.
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  19. Hi i tried it today for dinner.Wow Briyani taste is yummy.Looking forward for more recipes.Thank You




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  20. this biryani is just superbly fantastically delicious... just short of words to describe its awesomeness...

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  21. nice nice...so colorful eager to cook

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  22. tried it.. it turned out to be yummy .. thank you

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  23. Tried out u're recipe.... weeeeeeeee was very yummy

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  24. Biriyani looks too good!!! I am new to non-veg cooking. Since my husband likes chicken, I want to make this for him. I have a question (it may look silly though :-)) can you please tell me if we can use boneless chicken for this recipe. If yes, what kind of boneless chicken should I buy?

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    1. You can use boneless chicken too....What kind?! I dont get you....?!

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  25. oh I mean... should we get the boneless skinless breast/tenderloin/thigh which one?

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    1. Oh I am not very sure of such specific info as I cook nonveg only once in a blue moon :)

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  26. love the steps and the pics...make it so easy .Thank you for the wonderful recipe...will try this over the weekend.

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  27. if i am cooking bonless chicken pieces, should i skip the 4 whistles?

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  28. No may be you can reduce it to 3 whistles.

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  29. Wow it came so delicious my parents liked it so much.... thank u so much ...

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  30. Thank you thank you millions for this recipe.I was able to get biryani right thank you.But I didn't grind the mint ,coriander,tomato and chilli I add it as such and I reducec the time period too but it worked fine .Thank you.

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  31. Wow chicken biryani very nice and temting....is that my favorite food and my family liked if I cook chicken biryani.....thank you





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  32. can i use normal milk instead of coconut milk?

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  33. Thank u for posting this recipe....i tried this and it turned out a mind blowing yummyyy biryani....loads of thanks

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  34. Yday was my hubby's b'day i tried ur chicken birayani and kadai chicken it was too good and my husband enjoyed it.

    Thanks Sharmi.
    --Suganya

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  35. I'm going too Prepair this once.and I will tell you how I cooked mam.:-)




    Regards
    priya.

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  36. I cooked it for dinner, came out perfect.. just need the proportions if i am cooking for 4ppl..
    Thnks a lot for sharing this with us.
    Regards,
    Soumya

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  37. i tried this ,it was awesome :), thanks for the recipe

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  38. Hi I tried this out and it was yummy, liked by all who tasted it..

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  39. I tried this out and came out really yummy, my family who liked it...thank you

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  40. i sharmi, i like the recipe of biriyani, U r a South Indian Master Chef :)

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  41. Tried it out came out pretty good .. thanks

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  42. Hi sharmi, I tried this came out very well. Where s u'r search option ma it's difficult to find out our favorite recipe please add it back plz plz

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  43. I tried came out very well and onemore thing now a day's not able to find out search option plz add it back plz....since we need search our favorite recipes otherwise tell me d way 2 search plz

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  44. please let me know ..what I can use instead of coconut...

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    1. You can skip coconut milk and add water instead

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  45. i did it 5 times ... every time it was gud ... our family luv it ...

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  46. this is so good.. the nicest and the easiest way.... keep it up

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  47. this is so nicee and the easiest way to make a fabulous biryani... keep it up

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  48. The taste was so good..it was a perfect for sunday lunday :-)

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  49. Very Yummy and easy recipe to cook. Thanks for this

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  50. I tried it and it turned out excellent.thanks for the recipe.
    can you please put the recipe for dal pakwan.

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  51. This looks really yummm. Could you pls tell me which brand garam masala powder should be used for this

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    1. I use homemade garam masala powder......

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  52. This looks lovely and I will definitely try it. Can I add this to my rice cooker review website , of course, I will link and full credit will be given.

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  53. i usually make in this way.Extra what i do is i put ginger garlic paste,mint+coriander paste during marination. but colour of my biriyani becomes toomuch deep brown.I need some of rice grains light and some deep.Plz suggest

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    1. Oh not really sure but color depends on also the spice powders you use......

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  54. Tried this biryani last night...it came out so good...I skipped the coconut milk thinking it would make the biryani sweet. But even without adding it the biryani was sweet. Should i increase the chilli powder or the green chillies for good spicy biryani.

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    1. Yes you can increase all the spice powders a bit to get a more spicy biryani....I am planning to post one soon

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