28 March 2013,03:43 by
Priya Joy

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Serves :

Preparation Time :
30 minutes

Cooking Time :
40 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Soak basmati rice in water for at least 20 minutes, set aside.
  • Grind the Coriander leaves, Mint leaves, Green Chilli and Tomato by adding minimum water to a fine paste. Keep aside.
  • Clean chicken, add turmeric powder and set aside.
  • Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker and add Cloves, Cardamom, Cinnamon and Bay leaf.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  • Add onion and saute till it turns golden brown. Then add tomato, saute till raw smell goes off.
  • Add coriander mint paste and saute for 2 minutes. Then add curd, chicken along with turmeric, red chilli, coriander, garam masala powders and required salt.
  • Saute till it forms a thick gravy and chicken changes color.
  • Add 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  • Once pressure releases, open and give a quick stir.
  • Drain water from rice and add it to the gravy, stir once. Then add coconut milk.
  • Pressure cook for 3 whistles (After first whistle simmer it). Once pressure releases fluff it with a fork carefully without breaking the rice.
  • Serve hot with onion raita.
  • If you like the lemon flavour, squeeze lemon juice once the biryani is done.


  • 200 grams Basmati Rice
  • 300 grams Chicken
  • 1 big Onion chopped lengthwise
  • 1 small sized Tomato chopped into cubes
  • 2 teaspoon Ginger-Garlic paste
  • 1.5 teaspoon Garam Masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon Curd
  • 100 ml Thin Coconut milk
  • 200 ml Water
  • 3 teaspoon IDHAYAM Sesame Oil
  • 2 teaspoon Ghee
  • Salt to taste

To grind to a paste:

  • 50 grams Coriander leaves
  • 50 grams Mint leaves
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1 big sized Tomato

To temper:

  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 Cardamom
  • ¼ inch piece Cinnamon
  • 1 Bay leaf 

2 comments for “Chicken Biryani(1)”

  • sefat
    Posted 28 March 2013 at 06:35:37

    thank yousooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much i am happy to see this recipes . now i can try it

  • Nisha
    Posted 19 August 2015 at 00:45:38

    Made this recipe it tastes so good thank you

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