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Sunday, 31 August 2008

Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani is a yummy dish. They are usually served with Raita or brinjal curry.

Ingredients :

* Chcken - ½ kg (chopped)
* Onion - 2 (chopped finely)
* Tomato - 3-4 chopped
* Green chilly - 2 (chopped length wise)
* Ginger & Garlic Paste - 3 tsp
* Turmeric Powder - ½ tsp
* Chilly powder - 2 tsp
* Daniya(Coriander) Powder - 3 tsp
* Salt - To taste
* Garam Masala - 1 tsp
* Basmathi Rice - 2 Tumbler
* Cardamons - 3
* Cloves - 3
* Bay leaves - 2
* Cinnamon Stick - 2 pieces
* Oil - 6-7 spoons
* Ghee - 2 spoons
* Mint leaves - little (cleaned and chopped)
* Coriander leaves - little (cleaned and chopped)

Preparation :

* Take a heavy bottomed vessel or even pressure cooked will be good.
* Heat the vessel, add Ghee and oil to it. Now add the cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamans and bay leaves.
* Then add the chopped onion and fry till golden brown.
* Add green chilly and fry for some times.
* Now add the chopped tomato and fry well ( tomato has to be fried very well)
* Then add the Ginger and Garlic Paste and fry well.
* Now add the chopped chicken and stir well. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, Dhaniya powder, little of chopped mint and coriander leaves and stir well.
* Let the chicken cook for some times ( 3 – 5 mins)
* Now add water in 1: 2 ratio (i.e – if two tumbler rice, add 4 tumbler of water)
* Let the water boil. When it is boiling well add the basmathi rice and salt. Stir well.
* Keep the lid closed. If you are doing in pressure cooker , then don’t put the wait for the lid.
* Open now-and-then, and keep stiring.
* When rice is semi- cooked add the garam masala and rest of the mint and coriander leaves and close the lid.
* When the rice is cooked, close the lid and put on the wait and switch off the stove immediately.
( If you are cooking in some other heavy bottomed vessel, keep the vessel closed with suitable
lid and keep another vessel filled with cold water over the plate. )

Garnish snd Serve hot………


  1. hi....good recipes....they are awesome...i will try it and surely give u the feedback

  2. hi i am shilpa...saw ur recipes...they are mouthwatering......good job....

  3. Hi.......thank you so much for ur comments....plz do give me the feedback...--------(anonymous).

  4. Hi shilpa...thanks for ur wonderful comments...Plz try my recipe and give me ur feedback...

  5. hi lavanya,

    Grt job. I luv ur recipes. Did try ur chicken briyani...came out yummy...Thanks for ur recipe...Please do post some more.


  6. Hi swathika, gud to hear, that you liked the taste...Sure i will keep posting......Your comments are only source of motivation.........Thanks for commenting

  7. hey can u tell me the appx prep time for this, esp once rice is added..

  8. Hi Inpa, thanks for visitng Well you asked me about the approx preparation time. well i approx after adding the rice, if you are cooking in electric cooker, it would take about 15 -20 minsr.( I am telling this time for the measurement of the ingredients given in the recipe). If you are cooking in pressure cooker, then it will take around 15 mins. Once again it depends on the heat you set. Do cook in medium flame, after adding the rice. And while cooking in pressure cooker, much care has to be taken, so do keep carelfully mix. It would take aproz 15 min. Hope this is helpful. Please ask me if you have anyother doubt. I am happy to help. Looking forward for your feedback.