Desi Chicken Biryani

This time try Desi Chicken Biryani and experience the difference #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion

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  • Cooking oil ½ Cup
  • Pyaz (Onion) sliced 2 large
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tbs
  • Badiyan ka phool (Star anise) ½ piece
  • Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2
  • Tez paat (Bay leaves) 3
  • Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 2
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 3-4
  • Laung (Cloves) 6-7
  • Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) ½ tsp
  • Desi chicken 750 g
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 2 tbs
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tbs or to taste
  • Pani (Water) 2-3 Cups or as required
  • Tamatar (Tomatoes) cubed 2 medium
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 2 tsp or to taste
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 1 tbs
  • Saunf (Fennel seeds) crushed ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Aloo bukhara (Dried plums) 7-8
  • Lemon juice 2 & ½ tbs
  • Dahi (Yogurt) ½ Cup
  • Podina (Mint leaves) 2-3 tbs
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) 2-3 tbs
  • Hari mirch (Green chilli) 3-4
  • Chawal (Rice) ½ kg (soaked & boiled with salt until 3/4th done)
  • Pani (Water) 2-3 tbs or as required
  • Zarda ka rang (Yellow food color) ½ tsp


In pot,add cooking oil,onion and fry until golden & reserve half for later use.

Add cumin seeds,star anise,cinnamon sticks,bay leaves,black cardamom,green cardamom,cloves,black peppercorns and mix.

Add desi chicken and mix well until changes color.

Add ginger garlic paste,turmeric powder,salt,mix well and cook for 5 minutes.

Add water and mix,bring it boil,cover and cook on medium low flame until tender (25-35 minutes) then cook on high fame until oil separates.

Add tomatoes and mix well.

Add red chilli powder,coriander powder,fennel seeds,garam masala powder,dried plums,lemon juice, mix well and cook until tomatoes are soft.

Add yogurt and mix well.

Add mint leaves,fresh coriander,green chillies and mix well.

Take out half quantity of chicken gravy for layering & set aside.

Add fresh coriander & mint leaves,fried onion,half quantity of boiled rice,chicken gravy,fresh coriander & mint leaves,fried onion and remaining boiled rice.

In water,add yellow food color and mix well.

Add dissolve food color and fried onion,cover and steam cook on low flame for 8-10 minutes & serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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