Chicken Biryani is a popular Indian dish made with chicken, basmati rice, and a blend of spices. It is cooked by layering marinated chicken and partially cooked rice, and then cooking it all together. Biryani is often garnished with fried onions, boiled eggs, and served with raita or gravy on the side. It is a complete meal in itself and is loved for its rich and aromatic flavours.
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Marinate the chicken with yoghurt, ginger-garlic paste, Biryani masala, turmeric, red chilli powder and salt. Leave it for at least 2 hours.
Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Soak it in water for 30 minutes then drain.
Heat the oil or ghee in a pan, add the sliced onions and cook until golden brown. Set aside half for garnishing.
In the same pan, add the marinated chicken and cook until it turns brown.
In a large pot, bring water to boil, add basmati rice and cook until it's 70% done. Drain the water.
Layer the partially cooked rice over the cooked chicken. Top it with the fried onions. Cover and cook on low heat for 20-30 minutes.
Serve hot, garnished with the fried onions.