Chicken Biryani Recipe

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Chicken Biryani recipe is the most preferred dish by Pakistani. From restaurants to home, Chicken Biryani has its presence everywhere. Chicken Biryani is perfect amalgamation of rice and meat cooked with desi spices. Chicken Biryani in English is a delicious savory rice dish, which is layered with spicy chicken, caramelized onion, and tomatoes. Chicken is cooked in gravy style with all the Desi spices like nutmeg, black and green cardamoms, black and red pepper, green chili, yogurt, mint leaves etc. Chicken gravy and rice are layered in huge pot and on top it is decorated with crushed all spices, mint leaves, yellow color, and biryani essence. It is one of the compulsory dishes for all special occasion. Why not try this chicken biryani recipe in English at home with this easy & quick homemade recipe. Hide


2 cups Basmati- Rice

3/4kg Chicken pieces

Onion 3 large, sliced

1 cup Yoghurt

1 tsp Ginger paste

1/2 tsp Garlic paste

1 tsp Green chilli paste

1/2 cup Tomato puree

2 tsp Red chilli powder

1 tsp Turmeric powder

1 tsp Cumin powder (roasted)

1/2 tsp Cardamom powder

2 tsp Garam masala powder

1/2 cup Milk

A pinch Saffron

1 tsp Coriander powder

Green coriander leaves 2 tbsp, chopped

Water 3 1/2 cups

7 tbsp Oil

Salt as required


1. Make a mixture with tomato yoghurt, puree, green chilli paste, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt.
2. Take the chicken and marinade it in the same mixture. Let it rest for 3-4 hours.
3. Put oil in a pan, heat it and fry onions till they turn golden brown.
4. Now, to this add the marinated chicken and cook the entire mixture for 10 mints.
5. After that in a pressure cooker, take the rice and add 3 1/2 cups of water to it. Also, take the saffron, mix with the milk and add to the rice.
6. Lastly, add the cardamom powder and the chicken pieces, along with the marinade.
7. Mix all the ingredients gently, cover with the cooker lid and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
8. Your tasty chicken biryani recipe is ready now ....

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Can someone please tell me the steps without pressure cooker? Much appreciated
By: Farzana Firoz, Form: Vancouver, on 14 Feb, 2020
Biryani is the most common and famous dish in Pakistan .. Biryani basically made with beef or mutton but we mostly added chicken in it .. by the way it is very tasty dish . its spices is very tasty . after marriage i made it at home with the help of this site.. whole recipe is available here . it is very helpful..
By: alisha, Form: khi, on 20 Jan, 2020
Anyone here explains after adding all ingredients, how much time we leave this to cook or keep mixing them with a spoon? I normally mix masala and cook for 10 minutes to make korma, then put some water and chicken.
By: Asma, Form: Karachi, on 11 Dec, 2019
Can we make daig by following this chicken biryani recipe steps or we've to change ingredients when making biryani in quantity. We're planning to make 3 or 4 kg juicy biryani at home with beef. please advise us here
By: Asam Bukhari, Form: Karachi, on 26 Nov, 2019
Chicken biryani is the best dish at the dinner and everyone like to eat it because after the long hot day of the Fast our stomach need some foodie things
By: ram, Form: Karachi, on 30 Aug, 2019
Unfortunately, due to the low quality of Basmati rice I could not success to make it like this but it was good in the taste, I used all the same ingredients which is mentioned here.
By: Aleena, Form: khi, on 27 Aug, 2019
This is the new method to make chicken biryani as well which I really like to eat that usually and now I am thinking it tomorrow with this new method
By: zaynab, Form: multan, on 05 May, 2019
Looking the delicious dish ever of chicken biryani at home with the most delicious taste that has the every method to make it easily for our family
By: waris, Form: Karachi, on 11 Jan, 2018
It’s very unique dish of chicken biryani which usually peoples don’t know how to make it but now we have the recipe to make it with the easy method
By: Waleed, Form: islamabad, on 21 Dec, 2017
ALHAMDULILAH now I can cook delicious food! Thanks to this website that allowed me to learn and try new recipes every time. Chicken Biryani recipe of this page is truly mouth watering. Do try it guys!
By: Mehreen, Form: Karachi, on 02 Feb, 2017