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The Perfect Chicken Biryani Recipe - Easy Recipe

Chicken Biryani Recipe

 The Perfect Chicken Biryani Recipe - If you are a fan of flavorful and aromatic dishes, then Chicken Biryani should definitely be on your must-try list. This classic Indian dish is a delicious combination of succulent chicken, aromatic spices and spicy rice. In this article, we will introduce you to a simple yet authentic chicken biryani recipe that will make your taste buds crave for more. Get ready to impress your family and friends with this mouth-watering creation!

    The Perfect Chicken Biryani Recipe - Easy Recipe
    The Perfect Chicken Biryani Recipe - Easy Recipe

    Ingredients You'll Need

    Before we get into the cooking process, let's gather the necessary ingredients for our chicken biryani:

    2 cups of basmati rice
    1 lb (450g) of chicken, cut into pieces
    1 large onion, thinly sliced
    2 medium tomatoes, chopped
    4 cloves of garlic, minced
    1-inch piece of ginger, grated
    1/2 cup of plain yogurt
    1/4 cup of cooking oil or ghee
    1/4 cup of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
    1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves, chopped
    Whole spices:
     2 bay leaves
    4 green cardamom pods
    4 cloves
    1 cinnamon stick
    Ground spices: 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 teaspoon of coriander, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
    Saffron strands soaked in 1/4 cup of warm milk
    Salt, to taste

    Step By Step Instructions

    1. Marination Magic

    Start by marinating the chicken to infuse it with rich flavors. In a bowl, mix yogurt, half chopped garlic, half ground ginger, chili powder, turmeric, cumin, coriander and a pinch of salt. Add the chicken pieces and let it marinate for at least half an hour.

    2. Fragrant rice

    While the chicken is marinating, rinse the basmati rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Soak the rice in water for half an hour, then drain.

    3. Cook the beans.

    In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, heat the cooking oil or ghee over medium heat. Add whole spices (cloves, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon) and stir for a moment. Then add chopped onion and fry.

    4. Tomato Tango

    Stir in the remaining garlic and ginger and fry for a minute. Add chopped tomatoes and cook until soft. It makes a delightful base for our Biryani.

    5. Sensation of boiling

    Now add the marinated chicken and cook until pink on the outside. This helps seal in the flavors before adding the rice.

    6. Luxury folding

    Boil water in a separate vessel and add soaked rice to it. Boil the rice for about 5 minutes, then drain it.

    7. Making Biryani

    It's time to layer the biryani! In the chicken pot, place a layer of partially cooked rice, followed by a sprinkling of chopped mint and cayenne pepper. Repeat the layers until both rice and chicken are used. Add saffron mixed milk on top for color and taste.

    8. Tail cooking

    Cover the pot with a tight fitting lid. Reduce the heat and let the biryani cook on the “tail” for 20 to 25 minutes. This cooking method allows the flavors to meld completely.

    Time to indulge

    Once the biryani is cooked, remove it from the heat and let it sit covered for another 10 minutes. This resting period ensures that the rice is plump and fully cooked.

    A flavorful finale

    Open the jar and get ready to be enveloped in the irresistible aroma of your homemade chicken biryani. Gently mash the rice with a fork while mixing in the chicken and herbs. Serve hot with cold raita on the side for a delightful balance of flavors.


    Preparing delicious chicken biryani is a rewarding culinary journey that combines the magic of spices and the richness of tender chicken. Whether you're a kitchen novice or a seasoned chef, this easy-to-follow recipe promises to deliver a memorable dining experience. So, put on your apron and get ready to create a masterpiece that will not only tantalize the taste buds but also find a place in your favorite home recipes. Happy cooking and even happier life!

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