Fried Chicken Biriyani


For Chicken Masala:

1/2 kg chicken, cut into pieces
1 1/2-2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
4 big onions, sliced
2 tomatoes, chopped
6 green chillies
1 piece ginger
8 cloves garlic
1/2 cup coriander leaves, chopped
few mint leaves, chopped
1 tsp garam masala
lime juice of 1 lemon

For Rice:

2 1/2 cup basmati rice/ jeerakashala rice
4 1/2 cup water
1 onion, sliced
3 cloves
3 cardamoms
3 cinnamons
2 bay leaves
yellow colour (optional)


For Chicken Masala:

  1. Marinate cleaned chicken pieces with chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger- garlic paste and salt and fry it in hot oil and keep it aside.
  2. Crush ginger, garlic and green chillies together and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large pan, add sliced onions and saute till transparent.
  4. Add crushed ginger-garlic-green chilli paste and saute well.
  5. Then add chopped tomatoes and mix well.
  6. Add garam masala, chopped coriander leaves, mint leaves, lemon juice and salt and mix well.
  7. Add fried chicken pieces and mix well. Cover and cook  for few minutes in low flame. 
For Rice:
  1. Wash and drain the rice. Boil water and keep it aside. Heat ghee in a wide thick bottomed pan, add cardamom, cinnamon, cloves,bay leaves and sliced onion and saute till transparent.
  2. Add drained rice and saute for 2-3 minutes in low-medium flame. To this add boiled water and salt and cook till rice is done.
For Layering:
  1. Heat a wide thick bottomed pan, apply some ghee and layer the bottom of the pan with half of the cooked rice.
  2. Add prepared fried chicken masala over the rice and then add remaining rice as a top layer.
  3. Mix yellow colour with little lemon juice and sprinkle over rice. Sprinkle little garam masala and chopped coriander leaves.’
  4. Close with a tight lid and heat on low flame for about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Garnish with fried onions, cashew nuts and raisins…Serve hot…


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