Chicken Briyani

I would like to share a very popular recipe all across India among Non-vegans.

The ingredients include:

2 cups Basmati rice
1/2 lb Chicken pieces
4 tsp Ghee
1 small piece of Cinnamon
3 Cardamoms
2 tsp Fennel seeds
3 Bay leaves
2 or 3 Cloves
a small piece of Ginger
2 Big onions
4 Cashews
4 tsp Oil
2 Green chilies
1 tsp Pepper powder
2 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp Yogurt
4 cups Water
Coriander leaves (cilantro)


• Wash and clean the chicken pieces and cut into pieces.
• Chop the onion length wise, chop green chilies, ginger, garlic, coriander leaves in small size.
• Grind small amount of onion, fennel seeds, cashews, ginger, garlic, green chili and cashews. grind it with little water until it becomes paste.
• Heat the pan with oil add cinnamon and bay leaves when it becomes brown. Add chopped onions and fry until it becomes brown then add chopped tomato and yogurt fry for 2 min.
• Then add the ground paste fry until all the aroma comes out. Then add chicken, coriander powder, pepper powder and turmeric powder and mix well.
• Fry for a while now the chicken is half cooked.
• Wash and clean the rice.
• Transfer both masala and rice into the cooker add 4 cups of water. Add salt and pepper in to it.
• Turn the heat into medium for 10 mins.
• After 10 min, open the cooker and mix it well and garnish with coriander leaves.
• Serve it with Raitha.