chicken biryani

How to make Chicken Biryani at home

Chicken biryani is a dish that is loved by all. It is not only cherished by children, but also by adults. The flavor, the aroma, the texture, everything about this dish is special and amazing. I think that you can never go wrong with chicken biryani. It’s healthy, full of proteins and above all, it tastes so good.

Chicken biryani is like a comfort food. If you dine out, chicken biryani is a must, isn’t it? But do you know, that it is really easy to cook chicken biryani at home as well? And a bonus, you can also add your favorite ingredients as per your choice and your taste.

It might take some time to cook, but the result is worth the wait and preparation. And, the aroma of biryani is too good to miss. So next time, try this super easy recipe of chicken biryani at home when you crave for it!

Let’s get started with the super-delicious recipe of chicken biryani.

Serving- 5

Ingredients to make chicken biryani:

Chicken- 500 grams

Basmati rice- 1 cup

Hung curd- 1 cup

Mint leaves- ½ tsp

Coriander leaves- ½ tsp

Oil- 2 tbs

Salt- as required

Garam masala- 1 tbs

Turmeric- 1 tbs

Chili powder- 1 tbs

Bay leaf- t-2

Ginger garlic paste- 1.5 tbs

Cardamom-3 green

Cloves- 3-4

Cumin (jeera) seed- 1 tsp

Onion- 2 big (chopped)

Water- as required

Saffron- 1 tsp

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Method of preparation:

  • Firstly, marinate the chicken. To marinate the chicken, in a bowl, take chicken (500g). Make few slits.
  • Then to this add hung curd, garam masala (you can also use biryani masala), ginger garlic paste, salt, chili powder, and turmeric. If you like you can also add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to this mixture.
  • Mix all the ingredients well and marinate the chicken. Make sure to cover all the sides of the chicken. Cover the bowl with a lid and keep it aside for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, rinse and drain 1 cup of basmati rice. Rinse it properly with water for about 2-3 times. Then, add fresh water to the rice and set it aside for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, drain the rice and keep aside.

How to cook chicken biryani:

  • Now, to cook the chicken, take a heavy-bottom pot or pressure cooker. Place it on stove and heat oil or ghee. To the ghee, add all the whole spices.
  • Then, to this add finely chopped onions. Cook them on medium flame, until golden brown.
  • Furthermore, add the marinated chicken to the cooker and sauté it for about 5 minutes.
  • When the chicken turns pale, turn the flame to low. Cover the cooker with a lid and cook the chicken until it is soft and completely cooked.
  • Check if the chicken is completely cooked with the help of a knife. Now, remove the lid from the cooker, and evaporate excess moisture.
  • Once the moisture is evaporated, add curd, garam masala, mint leaves, coriander leaves and salt. You can adjust the spices according to your taste. Mix well
  • Now, add the drained rice to the cooker and spread above the chicken. Further, add water to the cooker from the sides. (use about 3 cups of water).
  • To this, add fried onions and saffron. Do not mix everything. Let is cook slowly. Cover the lid of the cooker and cook it till 1 whistle. Check if the rice is cooked completely. If done, let it rest for about 15 minutes.

(If you’re cooking in a pot, let the biryani cook until the rice is cooked)

And your chicken biryani is ready! Serve it either with mint-coriander chutney or any other chutney that you like.

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