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Chicken Briyani



Chicken Biryani is a popular Indian dish made with basmati rice, spices, and chicken. It is usually served with raita, a yogurt-based condiment. The dish is believed to have originated in the Indian subcontinent and is now popular in many parts of the world. The dish is usually prepared by marinating the chicken in a mixture of yogurt, spices, and herbs, and then layering it with cooked rice and cooked till fragrant and flavourful. The dish is often garnished with fried onions, nuts, and raisins.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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Basmati Rice

2 cups


2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons

Bay Leaves


Cinnamon Sticks




Cardamom Pods


Onions, finely chopped


Ginger Garlic Paste

2 tablespoons

Green Chillies, finely chopped


Coriander Powder

2 teaspoons

Cumin Powder

1 teaspoon

Red Chilli Powder

1 teaspoon

Garam Masala

1 teaspoon

Turmeric Powder

1/2 teaspoon

Chicken, cubed

2 cups


2 tablespoons

Lemon Juice

2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

Fresh Coriander Leaves, chopped

2 tablespoons

Fresh Mint Leaves, chopped

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Soak the basmati rice in water for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat ghee and oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, cloves and cardamom pods and fry for a few seconds.

Step 3:

Add the onions and fry until golden brown.

Step 4:

Add the ginger garlic paste, green chillies, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, garam masala and turmeric powder and fry for a few minutes.

Step 5:

Add the chicken and fry until it is cooked through.

Step 6:

Add the yogurt, lemon juice and salt and mix well.

Step 7:

Add the soaked basmati rice and mix well.

Step 8:

Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.

Step 9:

Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Cook for 15 minutes or until the rice is cooked through.

Step 10:

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and mint leaves.

Step 11:

Serve hot with raita or any other accompaniment of your choice.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 31755 users have chowed down on Chicken Briyani a whopping 61690 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Chicken Briyani, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

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