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Basmati Rice - 1 cup

Green Chillies - 4
Tomatoes -2
Onion - 1 big
Cloves - 4

Cinnamon sticks - 6
Elachi - 4
Biriyani leaf - 3
Pudina - 1 fistful
Ginger - garlic paste -- 1 tsp
Chilli powder -- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Yogurt -- 1/4 cup

Lemon - 1
Chicken - 500 gms


1) Marinate chicken with 1 tsp chilli powder , 1 tsp coriander powder , salt , 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste , 1 tsp garam masala powder and yogurt for 1 hour.

2) Cook rice with 1 1/2 cups of water and keep aside .While rice is being cooked , pressure cook chicken for 5-6 whistles and keep aside.

3) Heat ghee/butter in a heavy bottomed vessel , add chopped onion and green chillies and saute till tender and golden brown .Add salt so that it will not get burnt.

4) Add the spices,ginger-garlic paste,pudina and tomato and saute till skinny .

5) Add the chicken with all the other ingredients . Add a cup of water and cook in slow flame . Cook till the raw smell leaves .Don't allow the water to be fully drained . Gravy must me thick ,at the same time , must be good to get well mixed with rice.

6) Once done , switch off the flame . Serve a layer of Rice coated with a layer of chicken gravy , again coated with a layer of rice and Gravy .Garnish with Roasted cashews and lemon juice.


SathyaSridhar said…
Shama,,,chicken biryani supera irukku,,lookd very delicious n yummyy,,my all time fav recipe,,,
Tina said…
Biriyani looks spicy and tempting...Yummy yummy...
Sarah Naveen said… fav...looks super delicious..
Menaga Sathia said…
yummy biryani...
Sunitha said…
Love biriyani and its awesome that you have it right in time for Easter preparations.. good one. Thanks for sharing
Cool Lassi(e) said…
Biryani is looking yummy, dear
PranisKitchen said…
our favorite....looks so tempting..have to eat it now..
liked the presentation..
Unknown said…
looks delicious & nice click..
Vrinda said…
Spicy n yummy biryani...
Sushma Mallya said…
looks mouthwatering,love to try different types and this one goes to my must try list...thanks for sharing
R said…
looks so yummy!
indosungod said…
It is indeed a special day when chicken biryani is on the menu. Looks so very good.
Priya Suresh said…
Yumm!!! briyani looks fabulous and makes me hungry...
Niloufer Riyaz said…
i always like hyderabadi biryani and your biryani looks awesome
AvanthiRao said…
my all time favourite
Nandinis food said…
Delicious Biryani! Lovely presentation!!
San said…
Irresistible biryani shama,drooling here.Thanks for sharing the recipe dear.I still cannot forget looking for hyderabadi biryani back home,any tome iam in :)
சூப்பர்ப்..அருமையான பிரியாணி...எனக்கு பார்சல் ப்ளிஸ்
thanks for sharing.. shama... i have tried the vegetarian version of this biryani.. n tis awesome!!

thanks for dropping by my blog regularly!
Cooking Foodie said…
Your biryani looks so delicious... i will probably be making this with vegetable substitutions...
Saritha said…
Just had this biryani,yours came out very well,yummyyy
Unknown said…
Spicy n Yummy biriyani! Biriyani is my fav..
divya said…
First time hear u have nice blog and wonderful recipes and i am love to follow u.U have time please stop by in my blog..

Delicious Biryani! Lovely presentation.
Unknown said…
Biriyani looks awesome..:))
Loved every bit of it..

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