Step By Step Pakistani Chicken Biryani Recipe

Saffron-flavored rice, caramelised onions, and spicy marinated chicken are all ingredients in the delectable savoury rice dish known as chicken biryani. For my Biryani, I maintain the classic layered assembly method while streamlining the order of steps.

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Saffron-flavored rice, caramelised onions, and spicy marinated chicken are all ingredients in the delectable savoury rice dish known as chicken biryani. For my Biryani, I maintain the classic layered assembly method while streamlining the order of steps.
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This chicken biryani has layers of flavorful, spicy rice and tender, marinated chicken, creating a symphony of tastes and textures in every mouthful.


A rice and chicken dish called chicken biryani is made by steaming layers of chicken, rice, and aromatics. As the rice cooks, the bottom layer soaks up all the chicken juices, giving it a soft texture and flavorful flavour, while the top layer of rice becomes white and fluffy. Whole cuts of juicy chicken, marinated in a flavorful mixture of herbs, spices, and aromatics, are hidden within the Biryani.

I’ve streamlined the cooking process for my Chicken Biryani recipe by marinating the chicken in a hot concoction of garam masala, garlic, ginger, chilli peppers, coriander leaves, and garlic. The seasonings and aromatics on the chicken’s exterior caramelise while frying to create an extremely tasty crust. To properly caramelise the fried onions into a sweet, umami-rich layer that contrasts with the spicily savoury chicken, I prefer to prepare them separately. A brief par-boil of the rice with whole spices like cardamom, bay leaves, and cumin adds flavour and guarantees that the rice will be tender enough to steam when the Biryani is put together.


divided into 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Peeled and cut in half, four small potatoes

2 big onions, chopped finely

2 minced garlic cloves

1 tablespoon of freshly minced ginger root

Peeled and chopped, two medium tomatoes

1 salt shakerful

1 teaspoon of cumin, ground

1/2 tsp. of chilli powder

12 teaspoon of black pepper, ground

half a teaspoon of ground turmeric

a serving of plain yoghurt, 2

2 tablespoons of freshly cut mint leaves

12 teaspoon cardamom powder

1 piece (2-inch) of cinnamon sticks

3 pounds of chopped, skinless, and boneless chicken


100 grammes of basmati rice

Vegetable oil, 2 12 teaspoons

1 big, chopped onion

5 cardamom pods

3 complete cloves

1 cinnamon stick, 1 inch long

12 teaspoon of ginger, ground

1 pinch of saffron powder

chicken stock, 4 cups

Salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons


assemble all the components.

came together for making chicken Biryani.

2 tablespoons of oil are heated in a big skillet. Fry potatoes in heated oil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until just barely browned. Transfer to a dish covered with paper towels to drain; set aside.

potatoes are deep-fried until they are only lightly browned, then they are transferred to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.

2 more tablespoons of oil should be added to the skillet. Add the fresh ginger, onions, and garlic; heat and stir until the onion is tender and golden. Cook for 5 minutes while stirring continuously after adding the tomatoes, salt, cumin, chilli powder, pepper, and turmeric.

While constantly stirring, onions, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, and seasonings are added to the skillet.

Add yoghurt, mint, cardamom powder, and a cinnamon stick. When tomatoes are reduced to a pulp, cover the pan and simmer it slowly over low heat, stirring occasionally. If the mixture gets too dry and starts to stick to the pan, it might be necessary to add a little boiling water.

When the tomatoes have become pulp, add yoghurt, ground cardamom, mint, cinnamon stick, and boiling water to the skillet.

Chicken is added; thoroughly mix to coat. For 35 to 45 minutes, simmer the chicken covered at a very low heat until it is cooked. When the chicken is cooked through, there should only be a little amount of extremely thick gravy left. To reduce the gravy, simmer for a few minutes uncovered if necessary.

Chicken is added to the skillet, thoroughly mixed, and cooked until the gravy thickens.

Make the rice in the interim: After thorough washing, rinse the rice in a colander for at least 30 minutes.

A colander is used to drain and wash the rice.
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Oil is heated in a big skillet. Add the onion and stir-fry it until golden. Add the rice and stir until it is evenly spiced. Add the cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon stick, crushed ginger, and saffron.

Rice is combined with onions, cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon stick, crushed ginger, and saffron before being added and stirred until the rice is evenly spiced.

In a medium pot, heat stock and salt until boiling. Pour over rice and stir well.

After thoroughly stirring the rice, stock is added.

Potatoes and the chicken mixture should be combined carefully. up to a boil.

potatoes and the chicken mixture are put into the saucepan, stirred together, and then brought to a boil.

Steam for 20 minutes without lifting the lid or stirring, on extremely low heat with a tight-fitting lid.

For 20 minutes, a pot with a lid on it will steam.

Onto a heated serving dish, ladle biryani.

a close-up of a bowl of chicken Biryani with mint leaves cut on top.


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