Chicken Biryani recipe

Five stars all the way for this Hyderabadi chicken biryani recipe! From the intricate blend of spices to the tender, flavorful chicken and perfectly cooked rice, it truly brought the authentic taste of Hyderabad into my kitchen. 

We have included a step by step video to help you make this delicious recipe. Video in post! 


Chicken drumsticks, Onions (sliced), Lemon (sliced), Fresh mint leaves (chopped), Water, Onion (fried), Green chilies, Black cardamom, Bay leaves, Red chili powder, Garam masala powder, Black pepper, Salt, Black peppercorns, Dried plums, Tomatoes (diced), Fresh coriander (chopped), Vegetable oil, Yogurt, Cloves, Green cardamom, Cinnamon sticks, Ginger garlic paste, Biryani masala, Ground coriander, Turmeric, Cumin seeds, Yellow food coloring

– In a pot, add water, turmeric powder, salt, cumin seeds, ginger garlic paste and mix well. – Add sliced onion, chicken drumsticks and mix until well combined. Cook for 5-6 min. 

– In another pot, add oil, green cardamom, black cardamom, black peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and mix. Then add coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

Add the rest of the ingredients then Layer the biryani. Add boiled rice, half of the fried onion, lemon slices, remaining chicken with its gravy and remaining boiled rice.

On top of the rice add remaining fried onion, orange food color, cover and cook on low heat for 10-12 minutes, or until fully cooked.

Note: To achieve chicken that's flavorful to its core, marinate it for several hours, if not overnight. This is a slow dance of spices and meat. The longer they're together, the more intense their dance becomes, rendering the chicken beautifully succulent.

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