Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Easy Chicken Biryani

Biryani is generally made on special occasions, so I thought of making a biryani for New Year. This was made by my husband’s aunt and I prepared it with a bit of improvisation. Biryani is garnished with fried onions, cashews and raisins and served with raita.

  1. Basmathi rice-4cups
  2. Onions (sliced)- 5nos
  3. Green chillies- 3nos
  4. Ginger- 2tbsp
  5. Garlic- 2tbsp
  6. Tomatoes- 2nos
  7. Curd- ½ cup
  8. Coriander leaves- handful
  9. Garam masala- 1tbsp
  10. Turmeric powder- 1tsp

  1. Grind green chillies, ginger and garlic coarsely.
  2. Wash and drain  rice. Cook the rice and keep it aside.
  3. Fry onions in a pressure cooker and when it turns golden brown in colour, add the above ground mixture. Mix well.
  4. Now take out some fried onion mix in a bowl and to add later.
  5. Add chopped tomatos, curd and chopped coriander leaves and stir well till everything blends.
  6. Add the washed chicken pieces, garam masala, turmeric powder and salt. Pressure cook till the chicken is cooked.
  7. When the chicken is cooked, add the fried onion mix and let it cook till the water is drained well. Mix in between.
  8. Now layer the rice and chicken masala. At the end of layering, sprinkle the fried onions and cover the entirevessel with a wet cloth.
  9. Heat a tawa and place this large vessel on the tawa and cook on low heat for 5-10 minutes as the rice and masala mixes well.
  10. Now the biryani is ready to be served.


  1. woooow....mouth watering biriyani...very well presented too !
    love ur recipe collection...

  2. Hi, you haven't mentioned the quantity of chicken needed


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