Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani

Biryani, also known as biriyani, biriani, birani or briyani, ¨spicy rice¨ is a South Asian mixed rice dish of the Indian subcontinent. You can make it with any kind of meat chicken, beef, seafood or you can also make it with vegetables.There are so many other recipes of birynai in my blog but this one is different  🙂 .

Why because I made it with out onion, garlic and tomatoes and yogurt. Sounds strange  🙄 I know but the truth is I didn’t have all these things in my kitchen and still I wanted to make biryani !!!!!!!!!! So another experiment time in my kitchen  😎 

Chicken Biryani
Chicken Biryani

I am very perfectionist if it comes to my blog recipes. I mean I do many experiments in my kitchen but always write and post the 100% right and no fail recipes for all of you. So do try this biryani and you will say YES! this is awesome  🙂 

One more thing which I am going to tell you now and I know your face will be like  😯 hahaha ….. So hear it, I cooked my chicken in milk in this recipe and when I tasted it, trust me taste was so creamy and soft. 

Other method is same as we make normal biryani. I used all spices and basmati rice (ULTIMATE GUARD).

Did you taste those small shops biryanies in Karachi in sadar, this biryani tastes almost same as those. Make a very good tasting riata and serve with it.

Click here for Raita Recipes.

Me and my husband simply loved this biryani. It reminded us the days we spent in Karachi. Follow the recipe step by step with exact ratio of ingredients and you will get perfect results. 

This recipe is good for almost 4 persons.


List 1,

  • Fresh coriander   a hand full
  • Fresh mint  a hand full
  • Green chilli   1
  • Milk  280-300 ml
  • Chicken  600 g
  • Salt 1 tsp or as required
  • Saffron  a pinch
  • Kewra water  1 tsp
  • Imli podina chatni  2 tbsp heaped (or just add tamarind pulp 2 tbsp)

List 2,

  • Rice  370-400 g
  • Cumin  1/2 tbsp
  • Salt  1 tbsp

List 3,

  • Oil  1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder  1 tbsp
  • Kashmiri red chili powder  1 tbsp heaped
  • Ginger paste  2 tbsp heaped
  • Star anise  2
  • Big cardamom  2
  • Cinnamon stick  1 small
  • Small cardamom 4-5
  • Cloves  1/2 tsp
  • Whole black pepper  1/2 tsp


Chicken Biryani
1. In a pan add all list 3 ingredients. Turn on the heat and cook it for almost 1-2 minutes.
Chicken Biryani
2. Make sure do not burn these spices.
Chicken Biryani
3. Add in chicken and stir it until it changes its colour.
Chicken Biryani
4. Add in green chili.
Chicken Biryani
5.Now add milk.
Chicken Biryani
6. Now cook it until chicken is nicely tender for almost 25 minutes.
Chicken Biryani
After chicken cooks properly add in salt and  imli podina chatni or just tamarind pulp.
Taste salt, adjust it according to your taste.
Chicken Biryani
Put half of chopped fresh coriander and mint. Turn off the heat set it a side.
Chicken Biryani
Soak rice for almost 1/2 hour when you start making biryani Now in a separate pan add water, let it boil then add salt and cumin from list 2. When it comes to a full boil add in rice and cook them until half done.
Chicken Biryani
Soak saffron in 3-4 tbsp hot water for 5 minutes.
Chicken Biryani
Add in boiled rice, add saffron water over rice.
Chicken Biryani
Spread remaining chopped coriander and mint ,put kewra water.
Chicken Biryani
Cover it with tight lid and turn on the heat high for 3-4 minutes, when you see light smoke coming out of the pan then turn the heat low and give it 10 minutes dum.
Chicken Biryani
Chicken Biryani is ready.
Chicken Biryani
Chicken Biryani





  1. A/S
    jazak Allah for the recipe, after adding milk & chicken is tender.How should be gravy thick or like sindhi biryani gravy…

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