Chicken Biryani is a flavorful and aromatic Indian dish made from chicken, rice, and a blend of spices. It has its foundations in the Mughlai cuisine of the Indian subcontinent and is popular all over the world. It is a one-pot dish where marinated chicken is cooked together with partially cooked rice. The dish is usually garnished with fried onions, boiled eggs, and served with raita or yogurt.
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Rinse Basmati rice under running water until water runs clear. Soak it for 30 minutes and then drain.
Marinate the chicken with ginger-garlic paste, half the Biryani masala, red chili powder, turmeric, yogurt, and salt. Let it rest for at least 2 hours.
Fry the onions in oil till they turn golden brown.
Add the tomatoes and green chilies, cook till they become soft.
Add the marinated chicken and cook on medium flame till it is fully cooked.
In a separate pot, bring water to boil, add soaked and drained rice to it. Cook till the rice is 70% cooked.
Layer the partially cooked rice over the cooked chicken. Top with fried onions, mint and coriander leaves. Cook covered on low heat for about 20-30 minutes.
Serve the Biryani hot with raita and boiled eggs.