Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Chicken Biriyani

Chiken Biriyani Recipe
This time  my post is a very common and popular dish "Chicken Biriyani" but prepared in my own way. This is the first time I am trying something like this without knowing the conventional method of doing this. Again here I tried to make it in a easiest way, less spicy and with less oil. Try this. I am sure You will enjoy it.


2 cups Basmati Rice
500gms Chicken (Chicken with bone also can be used)
1 Large Onion (grated)
1 large onion (diced)
2 tbsp.grated ginger
2 tbsp garlic paste
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp.cumin powder
1tsp. coriander powder
2 tsp. red chilli powder
1 tsp. garam masala powder
5 to 6 cloves
4 to 5 cardamom
3 cinnamon sticks
2 Bay leaves
 10 gms cashewnut
20 gms mint leaves


1. Heat oil in a pan. Add onion ginger and garlic paste. Fry them for a couple of minute, then add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder and salt. Fry the masala and add  chicken pieces to it. Saute till the chicken is half cooked and the oil gets separates from it.

2. Wash  basmati rice properly, strain the excess water and keep aside.

3 Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cardamom and clove. Stir fry for few seconds . Add diced onion grated ginger and garlic paste. Fry them until onion becomes golden. Now add rice, garam masala, cashewnut pieces, salt(as required) and 1/2 tsp sugar. Stir properly and finally  add cooked chicken along with masala and then chopped mint leaves. Mix it properly and add water (water should be added upto the rice level just to cover the rice and chicken). Close the lid and pressure cook it it low flame until 3 whistles comes. Turn off the flame keep it aside and let the pressure comes out. Open the lid and serve hot with raita.


Poonam said...

biriyani as always is a hit as far as the rice is firm..come what may..my daughter prefers home-made to resturuant ones...YOur biriyani looks too tempting...will try this version as well

Preety said...

biryani looks awesome sunanda

lubnakarim06 said...

Can you hear Biryani calling my name.......Looks inviting and tempting. The ingredients list is very small and so bookmarked to try this version.

Soma said...

Looks very tempting. Want to try it asap!

Sanghi said...

Lip-smacking briyani Sunanda.. :)

Deepthi Shankar said...

I make this with loads of veggies

Chitra said...

hi sunanda,biryani is my all time fav.love to do in different ways..will try urs with vegetables as iam a vegetarian..DO visit my blog at ur free time:)

Indian Khana said...

Mouth watering briyani...

Sharmistha Guha said...

Hi Sundanda! New to your blog and also a relative newcomer to the world of blogging!
Your biriyani looks GREAT and sound simple...will surely give it a try....
And you click wonderful photographs of your culinary delights....

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

Hi first timer here..u got a amazing collection of recipe here..briyani is always a bit hit in my kitchen n and ur have proven it again..Who say no Briyani??? very yummy chicken briyani..just love the color..

Nimita said...

Hi Sunanda,
Tried this recipe yesterday, it was very easy to make and delicious. I had friends over for dinner and they appreciated the food a lot, Also cooked spinach daal (one of your recipes). I cooked the biryani in a pot instead of the pressure cooker. Thanks for posting your recipes.

apuesto said...

Hey Sunanda...

Im a student living alone; and your recipes are a huge help...thank you.

Just inquiring on how many the measurements given in this recipe can feed?

Coz my cooking using many of your recipes have been a hit and now a whole bunch of friends coming over for dinner.

Frenie said...

It looks very yummy and so mouthwatering .. Gonna try this one !!


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