Spicy Chicken Biryani

29 Jan 2011

Spicy Chicken Biryani:

Tonight, I prepared spicy chicken biryani , using my Andhra friend, Shakira's recipe. And it came out so delicious! Cooking biryani in hot n spicy taste is often reserved for very special occasions like weddings, parties or holidays. In this recipe, the chicken pieces are marinated in spice mixture and cooked with basmati rice in simmer. This recipe is very famous and trade mark of South Indian Cuisine.

Here is the simple n yummy recipe…!


  • Chicken                         - ½ kg
  • Basmati rice                  - 2 cups
  • Yoghurt                         - 1 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste        - 2 tbsp
  • Red chilly pwd              - 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala pwd        - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric pwd                - ¼ tsp
  • Oil                                - 4 tbsp
  • Clarified butter              - 3 tbsp
  • Cloves                          - 2
  • Cinnamon                     - 2
  • Cardamom                    - 2
  • Bay leaf                        - 1
  • Onion                           - 3
  • Green chilly                   - 1 or 2
  • Mint leaves                   - handful
  • Tomato                         - 2
  • Lemon juice                  - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves


  1. Wash the chicken pieces and drain the water completely.
  2. Wash and soak basmati rice for 5 mins.
  3. Drain and keep it aside.
  4. Make a paste of  yogurt, ginger garlic paste, red chilli pwd, salt , garam masala pwd and turmeric pwd.
  5. Marinate the chicken pieces in this paste for 3 to 4 hours.
  6. Heat oil and clarified butter in a thick bottomed pan.
  7. Add cloves, cumin, cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaves.
  8. Wait to splutter.
  9. Add chopped onion pieces and sauté till it turns soft and transculent.
  10. Add green chillies slit lengthwise, mint leaves and sauté for a minute.
  11. Add chopped tomato and fry till is cooked.
  12. Add remaining garam masala pwd, lemon juice, salt and sauté well.
  13. Add the marinated chicken pieces.
  14. Combine well.
  15. In a pressure cooker, heat a tbsp of ghee.
  16. Add basmati rice and sauté gently for a minute.
  17. Transfer the contents from fry pan and add 3 ½ cups of water.
  18. Mix and pressure cook the rice for one whistle.
  19. Simmer for 5 mins and turn off the flame.
  20. Once the pressure goes off, fluff the biryani gently.
  21. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and mint leaves.
  22. Serve hot with onion raita, chicken 65 or any gravy.

  1. Yummy n tasty chicken biryani ready to enjoy..:)

Have a Nice day..!!!

37 Yummy Comments:

Scribblingzzz.. said...

Wow... Looks so inviting... My mouth is watering... Am bookmarking this recipe :)

Very yummy dear

Suja Sugathan said...

Spicy and delicious biryani..drooling.

Jennifurla said...

This looks like perfection to me, lovely meal!

Priti said...

Love that platter...looks delish

S.Menaga said...

slurrp....pass me the plate!!

Ramya said...

Fingerlicking goodness!!

Smitha said...

Excellent !! very inviting !!

Shanavi said...

delicious... super good biriyani..yum yum

Satrupa said...

Gr8 looking spicy Biryani ......perfect one pot meal for the weekend :D



Katerina said...

This is a dish packed with so much flavor. I love it!

Priya said...

Such an inviting,droolworthy spread, mouthwatering briyani..

savitha ramesh said...

Iam drooling here...lip smacking biriyani

Subhie Arun said...

wow thats was really inviting n yummy biriyani..looks v spicy...lov to hv a plate!

Saras said...

Woow, Very inviting & its my hubby favourite meal...

Rachu said...

Nice colors and flavor..


Akila said...

wow mmmmm... i can feel the flavor dear....

Swathi said...

Chicken biryani looks delicious.

This looks so delicious. We love briyani, would usually have it as a treat in Indian restaurants. Thank you for sharing the lovely recipe. Have a nice day!

Shilpi Bose said...

Wow what a yummy blog, thanks for stopping by my blog and following me and seeing your yummy, yummy biryani I have to follow you.

Umm Mymoonah said...

This looks so tempting, love to have this for sunday lunch.

Roshan said...

the biriyani looks very spicy and delicious...

Prathima Rao said...

Slurp...Looks 100% the authentic & delicious andhra biryani...Good one Jay!!

Rookie Qookie said...

parcel pls :)


Mrs K said...

This look so delicious.I love how each grain of rice is seperate:)

Irene said...

Oh wow. The dish looks delicious :)

anu said...

I luv the taste of the Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

Yummy biryani.....loved it...

It looks delicious and filling! I want some!

Kairali sisters said...

Looks delicious...Thats a great recipe Jay..

Yummy Team said...

Perfect looking biriyani n tempting clicks! This is my most fav dish..I am drooling over your pics, Jay..

Anu said...

Bookmarked this one..looks so tempting..

can you pl pass me the plate, looks wonderful :)

Archana said...

Delicious Jay! I cannot cook chicken or non veg food only eat it so I think the plate has to be passed on to me only! Could you please tell the others to back off!

Hi Jay,here I am!You have a nice blog!I haven't had biryani since I left Malaysia,which is like over 12 years ago!Here I normally have butter chicken.Learned to make mango lassi my kids love it

sai krupa said...

Thanks for sharing this nice dish in Andhra Recipes, Biriyani is commonly preferrable dish.

rheena said...

I tried it and it was lovely. My go to recipe when I want to make chicken biryani! Thank you!

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