Chicken Biryani (The Final Recipe)

by Tushar Mathur

This biryani consists of 7 steps and serves 4 people

  1. Spice Mix
  2. Marinate
  3. Potato
  4. Rice
  5. Assemble
  6. Garnish
  7. Cooking

Spice Mix

Create a powder with the following items 

Item Quantity
Black Cumin 1/2 tsp (Heaped)
Cinnamon 3 sticks
Cardamom 5
Cloves 4
Black Peppercorn 25 seeds
Nutmeg 1/4 piece
Mace 1 piece


Create a thick paste of the following items and add it to 500gm of chicken to marinate it for at least 4hrs.

Item Quantity
Yogurt (thick) 3/4 Cup
Green chillies 4-5
Ginger & Garlic Paste 1.5 tBsp
Red chilly powder 1 tsp (heaped)
Turmeric powder 1/3 tsp
Cumin powder 1/4 tsp
Spice Mix 3/4 tsp
Fried Onion 1 cup
Chopped Coriander 1/2 cup
Fresh mint 3/4 cup
Lemon juice 1 lemon
Salt 1 tsp (or to taste)
Ghee (Clarified Butter) 2 tbsp


  1. Take 4 potatoes and peel them.
  2. Slice them in the shape of wedges.
  3. Boil them till they are 50% done.
  4. Shallow fry the potatoes until they turn light brown from the outside.
  5. Add salt and spice mix.


  1. Soak 250gm rice in water for 30 mins before cooking
  2. In a separate pan boil water with 
Item Quantity
Cloves 4 pieces
Bay Leaves 2 leaves
Cardamom 3 seeds
Cinnamon 2 sticks
Peppercorns 5 pieces
Nutmeg 1/4th
Mace 1 piece
Star Anise 1 piece
Black Cumin 1 tsp
Salt to taste
  1. Cook the rice till they are 80% done.


  1. Take a deep pan and add the marinated chicken first.
  2. Add the layer of the semi cooked rice next.
  3. Add the garnish last.


Chopped coriander
Chopped mint leaves
Ghee (clarified butter)
Saffron milk
Fried onions
Lemon juice
Spice mix


The final steps are to cover the pan with a lid and let it cook in the following manner

Heat Duration
High 5 mins
Medium 15 mins
Low 30 mins
Off the heat 15 mins

Ready to be served.


  • Start the cooking process only after assembling is complete.