Saturday, September 15, 2012

chicken biryani (step by step process)


  • rice 1 kg
  • oil 200gm
  • chicken 1kg
  • cinamon few stands
  • cardamam 4-5
  • cloves 2
  • onion 1/2kg 
  • tomato 1/2 kg
  • ginger and garlic paste 150 gms
  • curd 150gms
  • red chilii powder 11/2tbsp (it depends on your taste)
  • tumeric powder 1 tsp
  • green chillies 5-6
  • coriander 1cup
  • mint leaves 1/2 cup
  • lemon 1
  • salt as required
  • food color or safforn dissolve in milk 1/4cup


  • first soak the rice in water for about 2 hour
  • cut the chicken pieces in to medium size wash and keep them aside
  • chop and keep onions,tomatoes,coriander leaves and mint leaves 
  • now take a open vessel add oil, when the oil is warm add all the gram masala(cinnamon, cardamon ,cloves)
  • to this add onions,and saute the onions till they change the colour

  • after the onions change its color add lemon juice,chilli powder,tumeric powder and cook for 2 min

      • then add ginger garlic paste

      • then add curd and mix well and stirr

      • then add chicken pieces and mix well 

      • now add chopped tomatoes, green chiilies,coriander and mint leaves to the chicken masala and close the lid  and cook till the chicken gets tender

      • mean while till the gravy gets cooked. cook the previously soaked rice in another vessel(keep the rice half boiled dont cook it fully)

      • when the gravy is done it will look like this

        • now add the half cooked rice to the gravy

        • dissolve the saffron in milk and spread the mixture over the half cooked rice

        • after adding the color close the lid and lower the flame and cook for about 10 - 15 mins
        • at last open the lid mix the rice upside down carefully into the gravy starting from corners close the vessel with lid without flame for dum
        • yummy chicken biryani is ready

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