Chicken biryani with basmati rice recipe

Recipe Categories: Non Vegetarian Rice recipes

Biryani, an evergreen classic, really needs no introduction. It’s aromatic, it’s heavenly and one of the most loved delicacies of the country .The style of cooking Biryani in North India differed from the Southern states. In south India jeera samba rice is used to prepare biryani which i have posted before . This chicken biryani is prepared with basmati which is simple and easy to make recipe, choosing the perfect variety of rice is most important to prepare biryani . 

Preparation time – 15 min

Cooking time – 25 min

Serves – 4+

Ingredients –


Chicken (broiler) – 1 kg

Basmati rice – 3 cup

Bay leaves – 4 no’s

Clove – 8 no’s

Cinnamon – 4 no’s

Cardamom – 4 no’s

Funnel seeds – 1/2 tsp

Onion – 3 medium chopped

Tomato – 2 medium chopped

Fresh ginger garlic paste – 3 tbs

Green chilies – 5 no’s chopped

Coriander leaves – 1 big bunch chopped

Mint leaves/pudina – 1 big bunch chopped

Coriander powder – 1 tbs

Chilly powder – 3/4 tbs

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Yogurt – 1/2 cup

Salt to taste

Oil,ghee to fry.

How to prepare/ to make Chicken biryani with basmati rice – 

Soak basmati rice for 15 min and drain the water in it and Keep ready.

Clean chicken twice or thrice in  water and drain the water in it and set aside.Heat a pan add cleaned and drained chicken pieces,add 2 tsp of chili powder,turmeric powder  and salt


Cook till the water in chicken evaporates/ chicken absorbs fully and set aside.


Heat a casserole by adding oil,ghee in it.When it is hot add spices and stir fry for a while.


Add chopped onion and fry until it turns to translucent, add ginger garlic paste fry till you get a fresh aroma.


Add chopped herbs and stir continuously


Add chopped tomatoes and fry till it becomes soft


Now add all dry spices fry together for a while


Add yogurt mix well


Add chicken pieces and mix altogether, cover the lid of the casserole for 5 to 6 min,cook in a medium flame.


Add 5 cup of water to cook 3 cup of basmati rice, and bring it to boil for 5 more min, add salt to taste


Add soaked and drained basmati rice into the boiling mixture, when it starts to boil make a low flame and close the lid of the kadai and cook till it is done.


Stir occasionally twice or thrice before it is done.


Transfer the dish to a serving bowl and enjoy the dish with raita and chicken curry .

Tips – To prepare this dish i have taken tender chicken which takes less time to cook.If you cook in other type of chicken pressure cook for 1 whistle and continue the same procedure as shown above.

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One Response to “Chicken biryani with basmati rice recipe”

  1. demo says:

    thanks for sharing

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