Easy Chicken Biriyani

Easy Chicken Biriyani

Experience the aromatic pull of a homemade chicken biriyani wafting through your kitchen.

  • Recipe serves:6 to 7
  • Preparation Time15 Minutes
  • Cooking Time30 Minutes


  • 1 kg long grain / samba rice
  • 1 kg chicken
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies, sliced
  • 100g tomato
  • 3 Knorr Chicken Cubes
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoons sweet cumin
  • 5-6 cardamom seeds
  • 5-6 cloves
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup yoghurt or curd
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk
  • Rampe and curry leaves
  • Oil


  • Add rampe, 2 Knorr Chicken Cubes and water into a pot with raw rice. Cook till the rice is done.
  • Meanwhile melt Astra in a pan and add onion, ginger, garlic, cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, cardamom and cloves. Sauté till fragrant.
  • Add the chicken and sauté for 1 minute then add all the other ingredients except for the coriander leaves.
  • Correct seasoning and mix the spice mixture into the cooked rice along with the coriander leaves. Mix well to combine.
  • Cover with a lid and leave for 5 minutes. Serve hot.
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    Chef’s Tip:

    As a second method or to enhance the flavour of the biriyani, add the chicken mixture into the raw rice and cook everything together until done.