Simple Chicken Biryani



Chicken 1 kg (16 pieces)
Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
Salt 1 ½ tsp
Red chili powder 2 tsp
Cinnamon 2 sticks
Black pepper corn 6
Cloves 2
Green cardamom 6
Rice ½ kg
Black cumin 1 tsp
For Yogurt Mixture
Yogurt 1 ½ cups
Yellow food color ¼ tsp
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Ground cardamom ½ tsp
Nutmeg powder ½ tsp
Saffron ¼ tsp
Kewra water 1 tbsp
Green chilies 6
Green coriander half bunch
Mint leaves 15-20
For Temper
Oil 1 cup
Fried onion 1

Cooking Directions

  • In a cooking pan put 1 cup water, chicken, ginger garlic paste, salt, red chili, cinnamon sticks, black pepper corn, cloves, and green cardamom. Cover and cook until chicken is done and water dries.
  • In an other pan add sufficient water, black cumin, salt and boil rice until 80% done.
  • Drain water out of the rice.
  • In a bowl mix yogurt, yellow food color, garam masala powder, ground cardamom, nutmeg powder, saffron and kewra water.
  • Pour this yogurt mixture on chicken and spread layer of rice. Pour oil on top, sprinkle fried onion, green chilies, green coriander and mint. Simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.
  • Serve warm with raita.


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