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Cooked Meat Biryani (Chicken Biryani)

- Submitted by Inara submitted on 11-10-2008

(Cooked Chicken Biryani, Biriyani)


  • Rice - 2 1/2 cups soaked in water for an hour
  • Onions - 4 medium (sliced lengthwise)
  • Tomatoes - 2 (chopped)
  • Green Coriander - chopped for garnishing
  • Birista (golden fried onion) - for garnishing
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - as needed

For Marination

  • Chicken - 2 lbs
  • Yogurt - 2 cups 
    Turmeric powder - 2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 2 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder - 2 tbsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 3 tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Potato - 1 (cut into four pieces)
    Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Whole garam masala - 2 tbsp (a mix of bay leaf/ cinnamon/ black pepper/ green cardamom/ black cardamom)
  • Butter - 2 tblsp


  1. Marinate all the above ingredients under 'Marination' for 3-4 hours and refrigerate.

  2. Take oil in a vessel. Add onions and let it turn pink. Add tomatoes and fry until the oil separates.
  3. Add the marinated chicken and cook well.

  4. In the meantime, take a big vessel with water. Add required salt & 1 tbsp ghee.
  5. Bring the water to a boil. 
  6. Then add the soaked rice and let it cook. Once cooked, drain all the water.
  7. Now in a vessel or a container, arrange the biryani as shown in the picture with rice layer at the bottom. 
  8. Put some birista (golden fried onions) over the rice layer.

  9. Then add a layer of cooked chicken.

  10. Finally another rice layer.
  11. Top it up with birista and chopped green coriander leaves.

  12. The cooked meat chicken biryani is ready to server.

Serving Suggestion

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Comments (2)

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Hello, can you be a bit more precise about the whole garam masala? How many bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, green elaichi, and black elaichi should I put, each?
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I usually add 1 bay leaf, 2 cinnamom sticks, 3 green cardamom, 1 black cardamom.

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