Chicken Biryani Recipe
- TOTAL TIME1h
- PREP TIME20 m
Are you also someone who loves Chicken Biryani? In fact Chicken Biryani is the easiest to prapare as chicken meat is quite easy to handle. Biryani is a word that describes opulence and deliciousness! Biryani came to India from Central Asia and initially it meant rice cooked with meat. But over the years and across the boundaries it saw transformations and now it defines any rice preparation which is cooked with spices and veggies and meat. There are several variations of Biryani in India that includes Mutton Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Vegetable Biryani, Fish Biryani, Hyderabadi Biryani, Awadhi Biryani etc. Biryanis can be made in two ways-with cooked meat and with uncooked meat which is also called Kacche Gosht Ki Biryani. The Biryani which is made with cooked meat uses parboiled rice and takes less cooking time while the Biryani made with uncooked meat takes longer to cook. Garam Masala and Saffron are two important ingredients that impart that special taste to your Biryani. If you love Chicken Biryani and want to make it exactly like it is prepared in restaurants, try out this easy recipe.
Ingredients of Chicken Biryani
How to make Chicken Biryani
First, in order to marinate the chicken, take a large bowl, put Greek yogurt, turmeric, chili powder along with salt as per your taste in a small bowl. Mix it well using a spoon and then, add the chicken thighs in the mixture and rub with this mixture. Keep aside for about 20-30 minutes, so that the yogurt mixture is properly absorbed by the chicken. Also, soak saffron in the milk to make saffron milk and keep aside.
In the meanwhile, pour refined oil in a deep-bottomed pan, keeping it on medium flame. Add cumin seeds and green cardamom in it and saute for about 2 minutes. Once done, immediately add the sliced onion and fry for 2-3 minutes straight. Make sure you don’t burn it, so when the onion starts to get brown in color, add tomatoes and tomato puree and fry for another 5 minutes.
Next, add the slit green chilies to the mixture along with ginger-garlic paste, frying the mixture yet again for a minute. Then, add coriander powder and turn the flame to medium-low while stirring and cooking the masala. Quickly, add the marinated chicken and mix for a while so that the ingredients absorb the juices properly.
Turn the flame to medium again and heat-through for about 5-6 minutes only to turn it over to low heat. Cover with a lid and let simmer for 5 minutes. Make sure to keep stirring during the entire process, else the chicken might stick to the bottom, eventually ending up burnt. You can add little water, if you find the consistency too thick.
Once done, turn off the flame and add half of the boiled rice in the pan and keep the rest aside until required. Sprinkle milk soaked saffron along with garam masala, mint and coriander leaves. Put the remaining rice over this layer and garnish with the same mentioned four ingredients.
Lastly, cover the lid, turn the flame to low medium and let the rice cook for about 5 minutes. Once done, put it off and let the biryani stay covered for about another 10 minutes. Serve hot, along with raita or any chutney of your choice.