Chicken Biryani Recipe, How to Make Chicken Biryani Masala Powder

Chicken Biryani RecipeChicken biryani Recipe is one of the delicious non-vegetarian recipes from Indian cuisine. Learn how to make Chicken Biryani with step by step image instruction along with the video.

Normally we find this recipe for all kinds of special occasions among which Hyderabadi chicken biryani is very famous as they cook this recipe by adding a special blend of spices.

Chicken Biryani Recipe, How to Make Chicken Biryani Masala Powder

Chicken biryani Recipe is one of the delicious non-vegetarian recipes from Indian cuisine.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 980 kcal
Author Rambabu Uppada


  • Chicken - 1 kg. preferably in big size and a couple of drumsticks
  • Basmati rice - 1 kg.
  • Onions - 1 cup finely chopped
  • Ginger and garlic paste - 2 tbsp.
  • Chilli powder - 2 tbsp.
  • Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
  • Cashew nuts - 100 gms
  • Bay leaves - 4-5 nos.
  • Cloves – 6-8 nos.
  • Cinnamon sticks – 2-4 sticks
  • biryani flower - 1-2 nos.
  • Green chillies – 6-10 nos.
  • Cardamom pods – 6-8 nos.
  • Cumin – 1-2 tsp
  • Mint leaves - 2 cups
  • Coriander leaves - 1 cup
  • Coriander powder - 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Garam masala powder - ½ tbsp.
  • Coconut milk - 1 cup optional
  • Lemon - 1 no.
  • Salt - 2 tsp according to taste
  • Ghee - 1 cup clarified butter
  • Yogurt - 1 cup
  • Oil - 1 cup
  • Dried coconut powder - 2 tbsp.
  • Few strands of saffron optional


How to Make Chicken Biryani Recipe:

    How to Make Chicken Biryani Masala Powder:

    1. Roast cardamom pods, cloves, biryani flower and let them cool.
    2. Add above roasted spices in a blender and add bay leaves to it and make a coarse powder.


    1. Make incision over the chicken and add spice powder to it.
    2. Add coriander powder, chilli powder, green chillies, coriander powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, coconut grate, yogurt, coriander leaves, mint leaves and salt.
    3. Mix all ingredients and marinate for an hour.
    4. Soak rice and keep aside for 30 minutes.
    5. Boil water and add oil, biryani flower, cumn seeds, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf and soaked rice.
    6. Cook rice till they turn tender and drain excess water.
    7. While rice is being cooked, fry cashew nuts and onion slices till they turn a golden brown color.
    8. In a thick bottomed vessel, heat oil and add bay leaf, cinnamon sticks, cloves, biryani flower, cardamom and marinated chicken.
    9. Cook for 15 minutes, once chicken turns tender add layers of cooked rice and fried onions.
    10. Add a spoon of ghee and close the lid and cook for 10 minutes.

    Tip: Closing lid will lock aroma and rice absorbs the flavor of the chicken.

    1. Serve Chicken Biryani Recipe hot garnished with sliced boiled eggs.

    Nutritional Facts:

    1. High in proteins, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and low in fat and cholesterol, make chicken a major component of a healthy diet.
    2. It is packed with various vitamins, minerals, and all nine essential amino acids.
    3. It provides you with 40 percent of the daily requirement of selenium.
    4. When it comes to its nutrition, iron and zinc content in dark meat is much higher than that in white meat.
    5. It also contains significant amounts of phosphorous and potassium.

    Recipe Video

    How to Make Chicken Biryani Recipe:


    • First of all, let us make biryani masala powder.
    • Add Cardamom pods, biryani flower, bay leaves, cinnamon stick and cloves to make a coarse powder.

    chicken biryani masala powder

    • Make deep incisions on the chicken flesh.
    • Mix ground masala powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt.

    Adding masala ingredients 1

    • Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, coconut grate and lemon juice.

    adding masala ingredients 2

    • Add ginger garlic paste, mint leaves, coriander leaves and yogurt or curd.

    adding masala ingredients 3

    • Add sliced green chillies (we can also make a paste of above leaves along with chillies and add).

    green chillies

    • Mix all ingredients so that these blend of spices are being absorbed by chicken. Let it marinate for an hour.


    • Meanwhile, let us prepare rice. Soak rice for half an hour.

    soaking rice

    • Add 1 one large spoon oil in hot water and add cloves, cardamom, biryani flower, bay leaf, cumin seeds.

    masala ingredients in water

    • While water is boiling add soaked rice and cook until tender.

    cooking rice

    • In order to check whether rice is cooked optimum or not take few rice grains and break, they break easily.

    checking rice

    • Once rice is done, drain excess water using distill.

    distill excess water

    • Meanwhile, fry onion slices and cashews to golden brown colour.

    frying onions

    • In a thick bottomed vessel, add oil, and add cardamom, cloves, biryani flower, cinnamon sticks and bay leaf.
    • Once they are cooked add onions and roast them tender and add marinated chicken.

    cooking chicken

    • Let chicken be cooked for 15 minutes and then add layers of rice and fried onions. Add ghee over rice.


    chicken biryani

    • Garnish with roasted fried onions and cashewnuts. Cook further for 10 minutes by putting a lid and adding weight on the lid so that aroma is locked inside.


    •  Chicken Biryani Recipe is ready. Serve with boiled egg halves.


    Rambabu Uppada

    I am Rambabu Uppada, founder of Indian Recipe Info. I am fond of food, I thought of sharing my cooking experience with you all. I designed each recipe in such a way that you can simply follow my steps and prepare restaurant rich recipes at your home.

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