Dindigul Special Chicken Biryani Recipe

Recipe Categories: Non Vegetarian Rice recipes
Preparation Time : 30 min Cooking Time : 30 min Serves : 4

Dindigul Biryani is a popular south Indian main course, an aromatic special south Indian Biryani made with aromatic spices and jeera samba rice in preparation, which makes a flavorful and delicious rice dish. An easy to make recipe compared to other south Indian Biryani,  A traditional and unique way of making Biryani. A lip smacking rice dish to all Non-veg lovers. Just give a try and enjoy for any occasions.


Chicken – 1 kg

Jeera samba rice or Govido bhag rice – 2 cup

Onion – 2 no’s chopped

Green chili – 5 to 6 no’s slit

Fresh ginger garlic paste – 2 tbs

Mint – 1/2 cup chopped

Coriander – 3/4 cup chopped

Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Chili powder – 1 tsp

Yogurt – 1 cup/about 200 ml

Salt to taste

Oil – 5 tbs

Ghee 1 tbs

Lemon juice – 2 tsp

To make Biryani powder –

Fennel seeds – 2 tsp

Cumin – 1 tsp

Black stone flower – 5 no’s

Star anise – 2 no’s

Mace – 1 flower

Coriander – 2 tsp

Pepper – 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon – 3 – 4 small pieces

Clove – 8 no’s

Cardamom – 4 no’s





  • Rinse chicken in water for 3 times, drain the water in it and set aside.
  • Chop all the ingredients as shown in the above image and keep ready.
  • Add ingredients to make biryani masala in a mixer jar (without frying)


Blend it to a coarse powder and keep ready and also keep all the ingredients handy to start.

Heat oil and ghee in a vessel, when it is hot add chopped onion and slit green chilies, fry until it turns to translucent, add ginger garlic paste saute until you get a nice aroma, add chopped mint and coriander


Saute for 2 min,


Add blended biryani powder, chili powder and coriander powder fry for 2 min, add yogurt saute, bring it to boil for 2 min


Add chicken pieces and salt, saute together, close the lid and cook it for 15 min in a medium flame (let it cook in the water in it),


When the chicken almost done, Then add 3 1/2 cup of water to cook 2 cup of jeera samba rice, bring the mixture to boil, when it starts to boil add lemon juice and stir


Add rinsed and drained jeera samba rice into it


Again bring it to boil, make a low flame, cover the lid, cook it for 15 to 20 min until done. Saute once or twice before it is done,


When it is done remove from the flame, rest it for 10 min before you serve.


Enjoy flavorful, Dindigul Special Biryani with lemon, tomato, onion and cucumber slices, onion raitha and non veg curry curry as a side dish.


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