Chicken Biryani Easy Recipe

Cuisine: Indian Main Course

Serves : 2-3 Pax


  • Golden Seila Rice double chabi 500gms
  • Onion 500 grams
  • Tomato 100 grams
  • Chicken with Bone 500 grams
  • Dahi 200 grams
  • Mustard oil 2 tablespoon
  • Ginger-Garlic paste 2-3 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Garam Masala to taste
  • Red chilly powder to taste
  • Coriander powder to taste
  • Desi ghee to brush the pan
  • Rose water for fragrance (Optional)
  • Whole spices like Cinnamon, cardamom, pepper corn, bay leaf, clove 2-3 pieces each
  • Refined Oil for Cooking
  • Mint leaves for garnish


  1. Soak the rice for minimum 1 hour then boil it adding the whole spices and salt.
  2. Drain the water of the rice after boiling and keep aside.
  3. Cut the onion in Jullians (Long Cutting) and fry till golden brown.
  4. Marinate the chicken with all the spices, mustard oil, ginger & garlic paste and curd, keep aside for minimum 30 min.
  5. Then take a pan, put little oil the start cooking the chicken, then all the golden brown onions, then add the ginger and garlic paste and then tomato purée in it.
  6. Cook for 15 min till chicken gets tender. Cover if needed.
  7. Then Take a thick bottom pan and brush it with ghee or Oil, put first layer of rice then the cooked chicken layer and then again layer of rice.
  8. Put brown onions and coloured rice on it then Cover it with aluminium foil and cook for 10min on low flame (Also known as Dum)
  9. Open the cover garnish with mint and rose water
  10. Serve hot

Chef Tips:

  • Make sure you use Seila rice, its best for biryani and it doesn’t break so best for beginners too
  • If you using basmati rice, cook it 50% and 50% will be Cooked in Dum
  • You can use boneless chicken too but best is with bone only
  • Make sure the onion turns brown not black, cook on low flame when they are cooked 80-90%
  • The main thing is the flavour so cook with love.