Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fried Chicken Biryani

Fried chicken biryani has different flavour like any other biryani.The main ingredient used in chicken marination is fried onion paste and this gives the unique taste to whole biryani. This biryani is unlike from other biryani because chicken pieces are not cooked with gravy, but they are cooked separately.Try this once and I am damn sure you will be the fan of this delicious biryani.


 For Chicken Marination
  • Chicken – 1 lb
  • Tumeric  - 1tsp
  • Fried onion paste – 2 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala – ½ tsp
  • Pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Yogurt – ¼ cup
  • Salt  to taste
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Oil for frying
For Making Rice
  • Basmati rice – 1 cup
  • Pepper Corns – 4
  • Green Cardamoms – 2
  • Cinnamon Stick – 1 inch
  •  Cloves – 2 nos
  •  Bay Leaf – 1
  •  Ghee – ½ tsp
  •  Salt – to taste
  • Food colour - optional

 For Biryani Gravy
  • Onion , chopped – 2 medium
  • Tomato , chopped-  1 medium
  •  Ginger garlic paste – 2 tbsp
  • Cilantro, chopped – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil -2 tbsp

Other Ingredients   
  •  Fried onions – ½ cup
  • Cilantro – ½ cup
  •  Fried cashewnuts – 2 tbsp
  •  Ghee – 3 tbsp

  • Combine  all the ingredients  under ‘Marination ’ column and mix everything well. Marinate it atleast  4 hours in the refrigerator .
  • Wash  and soak the rice in cold Water for 30 minutes. Drain, keep aside till required.
  • Deep fry the marinated chicken pieces until fully done    Using a slotted spoon, spoon the fried pieces onto a plate spread with kitchen towel, to absorb excess oil.
  • While the Chicken is getting fried, heat some ghee  and sauté the cashew on low flame, till light golden in colour .  Keep aside for later use
  • Heat the Oil under the ‘Gravy ‘ section, sauté the Onions along with Salt, on medium flame till soft and caramelised , while stirring occasionally.
  • Add ginge garlic paste and sauté for 5 minutes. 
  •  Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté till soft and mushy.
  •  Gather all the spices under the ‘Rice‘ section in the cheese cloth and tie it in the kind of bundle, also known as potli .
  • Bring a pot full of water to boil, add salt, ghee and bundle of spices.   
  • Add the soaked rice and cook the rice until 70 % done.
  • Once done, drain the rice and spread it on large tray and allow the steam to escape. 
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Apply ghee on all the sides of the baking tray and spread a layer of gravy and some Chicken pieces.
  • Top it with a layer of Rice and spread little Ghee, cashew nuts , fried onions and cilantro
  • Repeat the above step till you have a last layer of Rice, decorate with the remaining, cilantro,cashew nuts, fried onions and Ghee, evenly across the top.
  • Cover the tray with aluminium foil and bake for 40 minutes or unto=il done.
  • Enjoy the fried chicken biryani with raita or with simple salad.


  1. Looking very delicious. Thanks for providing its ingredients and cooking procedure.

  2. Looks great.Definitely will ask my wife to cook some day :)