Monday, 2 July 2012


For biriyani masala...
Chicken - 1 cut into large pieces
Onion - 4 to 5 medium sliced thinely
Garlic pods - 5 big
Ginger - 2 inch thick
Green chilly - 5 or accordingly
Mint leaves - 3 cut the stem
Coriander leaves - 6
Tomato - 1 big or 2 medium
Cardamom,cloves and cinnamon stick - 3 each
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Corriander powder - 2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp to sprinkle
Curd - 2 tbsp
Salt - as needed
Oil - 2 tbsp

For rice ;
Basmati rice or kaima rice - 3 cups
Water - half way utensil used
Carrot - 1 chopped (optional)
Lemon -1 piece
Cardamom,cloves,cinnamon - 4 each
Salt- as needed

For garnishing ;
Ghee - 2 tbsp + 2 tbsp to pour over rice
Onion - 1 sliced thinely
Cashew nuts - 10 -15
Raisins - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves - a few
Corriander leaves - a few

1.Cut the chicken into large pieces,clean and wash well.keep aside to drain.
2.Cut and slice the onion finely.Heat oil in medium flame  and add onion to it and saute till translucent.Add cinnamon stick,cardamom and cloves to it.

3.In a grinder, grind garlic,ginger,green chillies,corriander leaves and mint leaves altogether to a fine paste adding little  water.

4.Chop the tomatoes and keep ready.When the onion starts turning lightly brown,add the ginger -garlic - green chilly paste and saute  1 minute to avoid the raw smell. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute till it goes mushy.

5.Add the cleaned and drained chicken pieces to it,add turmeric powder ,corriander powder and garam masala powder altogether,adjust salt and cook on medium flame till chicken gets cooked.
6.After 20 minutes switch off and add 2 tbsp curd , mix well .

7.In a bowl,add 3 cups of basmati rice ,wash well and add the water using for cooking and soak it for 15 to 30 minutes.(soak only if basmati rice,not for jeerakashala rice or kaima rice)
8.In a big non stick vessel,add half way water,add cardamom,cinnamon,cloves and a piece of lemon ,add salt and adjust taste.
9.When the water starts to boil,add the soaked rice with water slowly to it .Chop carrot and add to it.Let it cook until done.(b careful not to over cook)
10.When its just cooked in colander and strain the excess water.
For the layering:
1.In the same vessel (used for making rice)layer the bottom with some rice.
2.Add half biriyani masala.
3.Now add  another half of rice over masala.
4.Add rest of the biriyani masala over it .
5.Again tip in the last part of rice and spread all over,sprinkle garam masala and add 2 tbsp ghee.Make holes with a kife or spatula in sides and middle so that flavors infuse.
6.Cover with aluminium foil and close the lid tightly and cook on low heat for 15 minutes.

For garnishing:
1.In a small pan, add ghee ,and add chopped onion and curry leaves,saute till brown and remove to a plate.
2.Add the cashews and raisin and saute till raisins puff.

3.Garnish with fried onions,cashew,raisin and chopped corriander leaves.Mix  the biriyani all over  and serve...


  1. looking fabulous.. tempting and mouthwatery..

  2. Delicious, perfect aand mouth watering biriyani.....

  3. very yummy and mouthwatering..

  4. Thank you all for your lovely comments....

  5. yummy and delicious favourite..
    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

  6. The biriyani looks authentic and delicious.I love dum biryanis.Thanks for dropping at my place.
    Though I couldn't see you following me in the list.It's okay.

  7. Hi Asmath this is Supriya first time here and instantly started following you. You have a yummy collection of recipes. Just one suggestion try to increase the font as the recipes will be more clear. Do visit my space in ur free time.

    1. Thank you.... For following and ur suggestion...ya iam surely gonna visit u and follownks

  8. thanks for visiting my blog...Super tempting,delicious and incredible briyani..Wish to have some rite now

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment...

  9. OMG, this looks super delicious.... Love the flavours..

    I am new here and glad to be in touch with you...

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  10. Thank you....i am happy to b in touch with. U..

  11. wow...absolutely lipsmacking ..Am salivating here..:PP
    Tasty appetite

  12. Biryani looks yummy..:)) I love the "Dum" method of making biryani..

    Lovely blog and yummy recipes..:))
    Great work.. happy blogging..

  13. superb biriyani,nice clik tooo

  14. Thanks reva and sha jabi.....for ur lovely comments

  15. Absolutely delicious!!! Mouthwatering here, looks really good.

  16. Wonderful pics...drooling here :)



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