Chicken Mug Biryani

To prepare this same recipe in vegetarian version please click here to visit thanks to priya for a wonderful most attractive and innovative recipe idea, this chicken mug biryani is inspired, and created after priya's blog.

Recipe Demo Video...Enjoy...:)

1/2 Kilo Boneless Chicken (I used chicken breast)
1/2 Kilo Basmati Rice
3 Onions
2 Fist Full Mint and Coriander
10 Green Chilies
2 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 Chicken Stock Cube
2 Tbsp Garam Masala Powder
1 Tbsp Chilly Powder
1/2 Tbsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 Tbsp Cumin Powder
3 Cardamom pods, 3 Cloves, 2 Inch Stick Cinnamon, 1/2 Tbsp Fennel Seeds.
1/2 Cup Yogurt
Salt as per taste
5 Tbsp Oil
3 Tbsp Ghee
Ajinomoto/MSG (Optional)
Milk Half cup
2 Pinch Yellow color or Saffron strands
1 Cup Wheat flour

Prep Up:
  1. Clean and wash the chilies add to a mixer jar to prepare paste.
  2. Using a mortar and pestle crush the cardamom cloves fennel and cinnamon.
  3. Peel was and  slice the onion heat oil in a wok and fry the onion till light brown in color.
  4. Clean and wash the mint and coriander finely chop and reserve.
  5. Cut the chicken into bite size cubes wash and drain water reserve.
  6. Add yellow color to the milk.
  7. Prepare a tight dough with wheat flour and water.
  • In a mixing bowl add the chicken, yogurt, crushed spice, garam masala, turmeric, chilly powder, cumin powder, ajinomoto, chicken stock cube, mint 

  • Heat oil and ghee in a wok add the marinated chicken and fry till the masala has cooked a bit add 2 to 3 cups water cover and allow to cook till well done.
  • Boil water in a pot to cook rice add salt.
  • Wash the basmati rice thrice and add to boiling water stir and allow to cook till rice is half done.
  • The rice should be in breaking consistency ex:should have a bite. once the rice has cooked drain the water and reserve the rice.
  • Spoon out the chicken into mug and pack the cooked rice.
  • Drizzle the milk mixture. 
  • Roll out the dough into small roti and cover on the mug.
  • Place the mugs in the oven at 180 degree for 15 to 20 minutes till well done.
  • Open the dough to check if the rice has cooked once done...
Serve hot with raita and boiled eggs...enjoy...:)


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  2. Sis...this looks so mouth-watering...would love to have some now...

  3. i just stumbled into your blog,lovely clicks and nice video.i liked the idea of microwave mug briyani .i have bookmarked.Thanks for sharing.



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