Simple to Cook Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani in a brass potThere are several variants of chicken biryani and each version has its own unique taste. Some are extremely spicy and takes a longer time to cook, while others are less spicy and are prepared in quick time. Here's a new chicken biryani recipe for all our loyal readers. This is a simple recipe that is easy to make and is prepared with few spices and healthy oil. The ingredients required to make this biryani are readily available. Use a clay or brass pot to make this biryani of you really want to enjoy the authentic taste. And if possible, use low charcoal heat to cook the biryani. I serve this biryani with whipped and seasoned curd and a platter full of tangy salad. Let's quickly make this chicken biryani.

Chicken Biryani in a brass pot
Simple to Cook Chicken Biryani

Piping hot chicken biryani

Aromatic and flavorful chicken biryani made in an authentic and easy way that taste heavenly and just melts in your mouth giving the divine pleasure to the taste buds.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8

  • 6 cups basmati rice
  • 1 kg boneless chicken
  • 2 tomatoes (nice and big)
  • 4 medium sized onions
  • 1/2" ginger piece
  • 5 to 6 green chillies (finely chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp biryani powder (available in super stores)
  • 5 black cardamoms
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 15 whole black peppers
  • 5 cloves
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • salt to taste


1. Finely chop tomatoes and keep them aside.
2. Slice onions in fine circles.
3. Grind garlic and ginger into a paste.
4. Add twice the amount of water than rice and put to boil.
5. Boil rice till it grows and is partially cooked. Drain excess water.

Note: Make sure you cook rice and chicken simultaneously to get the best results.

6. Add oil to the pan and saute onions till light brown.
7. Add whole spices and fry for 2 minutes.
8. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 5 minutes till all the ingredients turn light brown.
9. Add coriander powder, biryani masala and salt. Note: Add enough salt as you will be adding the ingredients to the rice.
10. Add green chillies and stir briskly. Add tomatoes and cook till tender and partially dissolved.
11. Add chicken and fry for 10 minutes or till the chicken turns light yellow.
12. Make layers of rice and chicken mixture in a greased baking dish. Remember to top chicken as final layer.
13. Put in preheated oven at 350 degrees. Bake for 30-45 minutes till chicken is tender and done.
14. Garnish with onion rings and lime before serving.