Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani Recipe

hyderabadi chicken biryani recipe
hyderabadi chicken biryani recipe

AuthorDevinaCategoryDinners, Lunch, Main Dishes, Non VegetarianDifficultyIntermediate

One of the best known biryani with basmati recipe and chicken that tastes great.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time35 minsCook Time1 hr 10 minsTotal Time1 hr 45 mins



Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani Recipe


For Marination

  • 1-1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (dahi)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp biryani masala powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp green cardamom powder (elaichi powder)

For Biryani

  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 1/2 kg Chicken
  • 1/2 tsp biryani masala
  • 1/2 cup onion (thinly sliced and fried)
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1/8 tsp saffron strands

For cooking rice

  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 3 pieces of cinnamon – 1 inch long
  • 5 cloves
  • 4 green cardamom (elaichi)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 black cardamom

How to prepare

Steps to Marinate chicken for Hyderabadi chicken biryani

  1. Take a deep bowl and add yogurt, salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder, and biryani masala, ginger-garlic paste, green chillies and lemon juice. Mix these well and form a paste. Adjust the spices as per requirement.
  2. Add chicken pieces to the bowl and mix well so that the paste is coated on all pieces evenly. Keep the marinated pieces for more than 2 hours in fridge.

How To Cook Rice for Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

  1. Wash rice with water for a few times until clear. Keep them soaked in water for half an hour. Drain water and keep rice aside.
  2. Pour 6 cups of water in a pot and heat. Add 1 tsp oil and whole spices and salt. Bring the water to boil.
  3. Add rice and cook till they are almost, but not fully cooked. You can check by breaking some rice grains that they are mushy. Keep these half cooked rice in a colander.

How to Cook Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani

  1. Take a non-stick pan and add the marinated chicken pieces in it. Add some oil, some fried onions, mint and coriander leaves.
  2. Mix these well and spread chicken pieces in an even layer.
  3. Now spread the rice evenly in a layer over chicken pieces and sprinkle friend onions, mint and coriander leaves.
  4. Sprinkle biryani masala and saffron and then pour some oil or ghee over the rice.
  5. Cover the pan with a tight lid and heat on a high flame. Cook for about 15 minutes.
  6. Reduce the flame and cook for 10-12 minutes only. Turn off the flame and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  7. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and server with Raita.

Important: To get the authentic flavor, try to use all the spices mentioned in the recipe.

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