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Chicken Biryani


  1. Chicken- 750 gms
  2. Cooking oil- 2 tbsp
  3. Basmati rice- 1½ cup
  4. Chopped onions- 2
  5. Yogurt- 1 cup
  6. Ginger- 3-4 pieces
  7. Garlic- 5-6 flakes
  8. Cloves- 4
  9. Black cardamoms- 3-4
  10. Water to need
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Chopped coriander- 2 tbsp
  13. Lemon- 1


  1. Pour 3½ cups of water in a vessel and bring to boil.
  2. Clean and wash the rice and add to boiling water.
  3. Half cook the rice, drain the excess water and keep aside.
  4. Now Cut the chicken into small pieces.
  5. Grind ginger, garlic, cardamoms, cloves and onions and make a smooth paste.
  6. Mix yogurt and salt into the onion paste, mix chicken pieces and stir.
  7. Leave for 2 hours to marinate the chicken.
  8. Heat oil in a large pan and add marinated chicken into the pan.
  9. Cover the lid and cook on slow flame until the meat become soft.
  10. Now spread half of the rice in a plate and half of the meat over the rice.
  11. Again place a layer of rice over the meat.
  12. Pour all the remaining meat over the second rice layer.
  13. Squeeze the lemon over the meat and cook on slow flame, stir occasionally.
  14. Cook for 15-20 minutes and garnish with chopped coriander.
  15. Chicken biryani is ready to serve hot.

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  1. kuldip -

    Great stuff! Was looking to make biryani the easy way. This sure is simple and yummy an I dare say “absolutely and preposterously easy.” Cheers!

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