Chicken Biryani The Most Favorite Biryani

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When you want to taste the royalty of food, you cook chicken biryani. Chicken biryani is a royal dish introduced by Mughals in India. It is a perfect blend of spices and rice, along with the chicken in it.

The word ‘biryani’ is derived from a Persian word, biriani, which means fried before cooking.

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The chicken biryani recipe is for traditional chicken biryani, which is made by layering marinated chicken, then a layer of rice, herbs, spices, saffron, milk, and ghee. And biryani tastes amazing when paired with raita or shorba or lassi.

Chicken biryani contains 753 calories per serving:

  • Fat 29 g
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Carbohydrates 86 g
  • Potassium 550 mg
  • Sodium 1062 mg
  • Cholesterol 114 mg
  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sugar 2 g
  • Protein 34 g
Prepare time: 30 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Ready in: 1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients For Chicken Biryani

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For Rice 

  • 1 kg Basmati Rice, washed and rinsed
  • 4 Cloves
  • ½ inch Cinnamon
  • 2 Green Cardamom pods
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup Ghee, melted

For Marination 

  • 1 kg chicken with bone, cleaned and washed
  • 4 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp barista/fried onion
  • 1 tbsp saffron water
  • 2 sprigs of mint leaves
  • ½ cup curd, beaten
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp green chilli paste
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 3-4 green chillies, slit
  • Salt to taste

Other Ingredients 

  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • ¼ cup of water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp saffron water
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • Few mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp barista
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp rose water
  • A drop of kewra water
  • Raita


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For marination 

  1. In a mixing bowl, add chicken and marinate with all the marinating ingredients.
  2. Keep it aside and let the chicken marinate.
  3. It is preferred to marinate overnight or for a minimum of 3 hours.

For Rice  

  1. Rinse the rice thoroughly and let it rest for about 20 minutes.
  2. Now, take a pot and heat water in it.
  3. Add ghee and salt.
  4. Next, add in cloves, cinnamon and green cardamom.
  5. Add rice to it and let it come to a boil.
  6. Quickly lower the flame and cook on low flame for 80%.

For Biryani 

  1. Take a heavy bottom pan, add ghee and marinated chicken.
  2. Cook for about 7-8 minutes.
  3. Take another pan, and layer the biryani.
  4. Add rice, chicken and then top it off again with rice.
  5. Add in the chicken gravy on top.
  6. In the chicken’s pan, add water, milk, saffron water, ghee, mint leaves, barista, salt and coriander leaves.
  7. Add this mixture to the biryani.
  8. Finally, add some more saffron water, rose water and a few drops of kewra water.
  9. Now keep it on dum for about 15-20 minutes on a low flame.
  10. Serve it hot and enjoy with your choice of favourite raita.

Can’t visit a restaurant, try chicken biryani at home with this simple and quick recipe. Enjoy the aromatic chicken with a raita or curd.