Andhra style chicken biryani

1 cup basmati rice wash and soak in water for 20 mins
5 tsp ghee or oil
whole spices like
 2 lavang/clove
1/2 inch cinnamon/dalchini
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp pepper corns
1black cardamom/ badi elaichi
Salt to taste


  • In a cooker heat ghee/oil ,add whole spices and saute for 2mins
  • Drain water from rice and add to it and fry for 5 mins
  • Add salt ,1 1/2 cups water ,close the lid 
  • Cook for only 2 whistles
Ingredients for the masala:
3 chicken leg pieces
3tblsp curds
1 tsp turmeric pdr
1 sp coriander pdr
1/2 tsp cumin pdr
1/2 tsp pepper pdr
2 tsp red chilli pdr
1 tsp biryani masala
Salt to taste
Wash and clean the chicken and marinate with the above mentioned ingredients for minimum 20 mins
Make a paste of :
5-6 mint leaves
2 green chillies
1/4 cup coriander leaves
5 garlic cloves
1/2 inch ginger

5 tsp oil
2 chopped onions

  • In a pan heat oil ,saute onion slices till light brown in colour
  • Add masala paste and fry till it looses raw smell 
  • Add marinated chicken and cook till chicken becomes tender
  • Add little water only if needed
  • Once the chicken masala becomes dry add the cooked rice ,lime juice,and toss well
  • Garnish with fried cashew,coriander leaves and servehot with any raita of your choice!!


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