Vidyas Sunday Special Chicken Biryani

Ingredients for Biryani
1/2 Kilo Chicken
1/2 Kilo Basmati Rice
4-5 Green Chilies(slit)
1 Bay leaf
3-4 Cloves
3 Pods Cardamom
1 inch stick Cinnamon
1 Medium Onion (thinly sliced)
1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
1 Chicken Stock Cube (Optional)
2 Tsp Oil
2 Tsp Dalda or Ghee
Salt to taste
1/2 Lime
Biryani Special Masala Paste
1/2 Inch Stick Cinnamon
2 Cardamom
3 Cloves
Pinch Nutmeg
2-3 Strands Javitri
1/2 Tsp Fennel Seeds
1 Onion
2 Inch Ginger
10 Pods Garlic
1/2 Bayleaf
Fist Full Coriander and Mint
6 Green Chilies
2 Tbsp Oil

For Marination
1/2 Cup yogurt
1/2 Tsp Turmeric
Do watch demo video...enjoy...:)
First Step:
  • Marinate the chicken in yogurt and turmeric for 1 hour before preparation.

Second Step:

  • Heat a wok with oil add all the spices, onion, garlic, mint, coriander and chilies and fry till light golden in color remove from flame and allow to cool.
  • Add all the ingredients to a mixer jar and grind to smooth paste.
 Third Step:
  • Heat a wok add oil and fry the masala paste a bit add the marinated chicken and fry on medium flame.
  • Add water till chicken is covered add salt and chicken cube stir cover and allow to cook till chicken is half cooked and the water should reduce.
Final Assembly:
  • Wash the rice drain and set aside.
  • Heat a pressure cooker with oil and ghee add cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and fry till the spices crackle add sliced onion and chilies and fry till the onion turns transparent.
  • Add the washed rice and fry for a minute.
  • Add the cooked chicken to the rice and fry on medium flame. 
  • Measure the water for 1 cup of rice add 1 1/2 cups water. add the water to the rice stir and add salt place the cover and allow the steam to form once the steam forms place a whistle and allow to cook for 2 whistles.
Once the steam from the cooker settles open add lime juice and coriander mix the lime and coriander till well distributed in the biryani serve hot with raita and boiled eggs...Enjoy maadi...:)


  1. Love Sundays and the delicious meals cooked:)
    Biryani looks so delicious

  2. Wat a tempting briyani, prefect for sunday special lunch.

  3. Hi i was expecting this recipe only... thankssssssss a lot........

    1. I have Tamil video but the recipe on my blog is in english...:)

  4. i want tamil version.. can u post pl?

  5. Hey,

    Currently I am doing my research on The different ways of cooking Biryani. I made a document which has some questions about the process of cooking Biryani. \

    Attached is the link of the document.

    Please feel free to go through it and if you have some suggestions please let me know.

    thank you

    1. Hi that is a cool reserch totally my subject you will have to share the google drive on my mail to reply your set of questions...

    2. Hey vidya,
      you just need to copy paste the link and paste it.
      The window will be opened directly.
      Its a google doc. about the questionnaire.
      Thank you.

  6. nice biriyani. demo video helps to understand easy

  7. Hi Vidya,

    First of all, like to thank you for your efforts in putting the videos.

    I am a bachelor, usually i use to have food outside. But for the past 3 months started cooking. Even though i am new to cooking, really i started cooking well
    after seeing your videos.

    I saw your Gulab Jamoon & Mutton biriyani video last week and thought of preparing these 2 items for this Deepavali. I did today and both the Items came out well.

    I also shared the items to my neighbors to have a taste,they also told me it came out well. They appreciated me for giving a attempt.

    Really, all these credits goes to you.

    Thanks a lot,

    1. Its so nice to hear from you satish...keep intouch...all the best...happy cooking...:)

  8. Flavorful Dish! Super. My 5 year old said after eating this "Yummy for my tummy"

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