Friday, January 2, 2015

Simple Chicken Biryani


Chicken: 200 gm
Cooking oil: 2 tsp.
Salt to taste
Yoghurt: 1/2 cup
Lemon juice: 2 tsp.
Garam masala: 1 tsp.
Coriander seeds: 1 tsp.
Dried red chilli: 1
Ginger-garlic paste: 2 tsp.
Green chilli (chopped): 1
Onion (chopped): 1
Tomato (chopped): 1
Red chilli powder: 1/2 tsp.
Cumin powder: 1/2 tsp.
Rice: 2 cups

  1. Marinate the chicken in yoghurt, lemon juice, salt and garam masala for 2-6 hours. 
  2. Boil the rice as you normally do and keep aside. Also read here: How to make the perfect boiled rice.
  3. Heat oil and add coriander seeds and dried red chilli. After 10 seconds add ginger-garlic paste and green chilli and mix well. Fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped onions and fry until they are transparent. Add the tomato and sprinkle a little salt. Cook well until the tomatoes are mushy.
  5. Add red chilli powder and cumin powder and mix well. After 30 seconds, add the marinated chicken and mix well. Cover and let cook on medium flame for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove cover and mix well. Add the boiled rice and mix well. Fry for about 2 minutes, turn off the flame and serve.

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