Chicken Biryani/ Kozhi Biryani/Chicken Biryani Hotel style Recipe

I love biryani and make them more often than anything else. Where ever i had briyani, taste is different, i will ask them for recipes. Like that i got this recipe on my son’s birthday party, who did catering service and running hotel also. Everybody who came to party said briyani was excellent. So at last i got this recipe, and tried out lot of time. So i like to share this chicken briyani here.

Serves : 4

Prep Time : 30 mins     Cooking Time : 30 mins


Basmati Rice : 2 cups

Chicken : 1/2 kg

Onion : 1 large thinly sliced

Tomato : 2 Large

Ginger Garlic Paste : 3  tbsp

Turmeric powder : 2 tsp

Yogurt/curd : 1/2 cup

Lemon Juice as needed

Coconut Milk : 1.5 cup

Water : 1.5 cup

salt to taste

Oil : 3 tbsp

Ghee : 3 tbsp

For Grinding:

Green Chilies : 12

Mint leaves : 1/2 cup

Coriander leaves : 1/2 cup

For Tempering:

Bay Leaf : 1

Star Anise : 1

Fennel Seed : 1 tsp

Cinnamon Stick : 1

Cloves : 5

Cardamon : 5

Method :

  1. Set all ingredients ready. Wash and soak basmati rice 30 mins. 

2. Heat ghee and oil in a pressure cooker, crackle tempering ingredients. Then add sliced onion, fry on medium heat till brown. Add ginger garlic paste and saute it for a while. Grind tomato and add in to it with turmeric powder and salt, saute it for 5 mins.

3. Now add ground green paste (mint,coriander leaves and green chilies).  Saute it till raw smell leaves. Throw in cleaned chicken, cook it for 5 mins in sauce.

4.  Add yogurt/curd and lemon juice. Mix it well. Now add coconut milk and water, allow it to boil. Add soaked basmati rice, combine it well. cover the pressure cooker and cook it for 1 whistle, then simmer the flame and cook for 10 mins.

5. Now turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. Open the pressure cooker and fluff it with a fork. Serve it with raita or with Chicken Kurma


Notes :

  1. No need to add red chilly powder, it real taste with green chilies only.
  2. You can reduce green chilly, as per you spicy level.
  3. Before adding water, check water level in gravy, calculate and add water accordingly.

Check my other Briyani Recipes:

Vegetable briyani 

Dindigul Thalappakatti Mutton Biryani

Semiya Shrimp Briyani/Vermicelli Shrimp briyani

Hyderabadi Shrimp Briyani

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