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January 24, 2009

Pakistani chicken briyani

As most of us say, I learnt cooking only after my marriage. Chicken briyani is one of the most popular non-vegetarian Indian meals. I tried making spicy chicken briyani in many ways. Suprisingly, my first preparation was awesome. I followed the exact measurement of the ingredients as listed.

I normally marinate the chicken with all the masalas overnight. Its makes my cooking very easy next day & chicken becomes tender too. kuruma with onion raita & egg are the best combination.


  1. Basmati rice - 2 cups
  2. Chicken - 1/2 kg
  3. Curd - 1 1/2 cup
  4. Turmeric pdr - 1/2 tsp
  5. Chilly pdr - 2 tsp
  6. Dhaniya pdr - 3 tsp
  7. Jeera pdr - 1/2 tsp
  8. Ginger paste - 1 tsp
  9. Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  10. Green chillies - 5 nos
  11. Garam masala pdr - 1/2 tsp
  12. Cinnamon - 3 pieces
  13. Clove - 6 nos
  14. Cardamom - 4 nos
  15. Onion - 4 large
  16. Cashews - 20 nos
  17. Raisins - 10 nos (Dry grapes)
  18. Ghee - 1/4 cup
  19. Oil - 1/4 cup
  20. Mint leaves chopped - 1/2 bunch
  21. Coriander - 1/2 bunch chopped
  22. Salt to taste


  • Wash and soak the rice for 10 mins. Drain and keep aside.

  • Clean and cut the chicken in medium pieces.

  • Marinate the chicken in curd, all powders, ginger, garlic paste, slitted green chilly, salt for atleast 1 hour.

  • Heat oil and ghee in a heavy bottomed pan, fry onion till golden brown and keep aside.

  • In the remaining oil fry cashews and raisins and keep aside.

  • Remove the oil from pan and put the marinated chicken in it . Cook till its half done adding 2 cups of water.

  • Heat little oil in another pan, add the rice and fry for 2-3 mins.

  • Add spices, half fried onion to it.

  • Measure the stock of the chicken and pour in 1:1 1/2 ratio.

  • Add chopped pudina and coriander leaves and salt.

  • Cook for 10 - 15 mins close it with a lid. When water dries off , cook in low flame for 5-10 min pour ghee on top.

  • Garnish with fried onions,raisins and cashews.

Serve with boiled eggs and raita.


Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, mouth watering...I am a big biriyani fan, your version seems the display, makes me hungry...

suvi said...

Looks delish your biryani!

Anonymous said...

thats true have a yummy blog..keep it up..this pakistani biriyani looks mor than ading you too.expedcting more from you .

Unknown said...

Chicken biriyani is one of the most favorite food. Lovely presentation. Can't wait to see your posting, my mouth is watering. Thanks so much for very tempting and delicious recipes.

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