3 weeks ago

Chicken Pakki Biiryani

Chicken Pakki Biiryani

Category : Non-Vegetarian

  • PREP TIME 20 Minutes
  • COOK TIME 10 Minutes


  • Chicken Leg Pieces 8 Nos
  • Basmati Rice 1 1/2 Cups(Soaked in water for 30 mins)
  • Onion 1 Nos(Big,chopped)
  • Biryani Masala 4 Tablespoons
  • Cumin Seeds/Jeera 3 Teaspoons
  • Rec Chilli Powder 3 Teaspoons
  • Whole Garam Masala(spice mix) 4 Teaspoons(2-3 bay leaves, 2-3 Ansi, 8-10 cloves, 8-10 black pepper corns, 1 stick cinnamon ,1-2 black cardamom)
  • Coriander Leaves 1 sprigs
  • Green Chilies 4 Nos(chopped)
  • Yogurt/Curd 1/2 Cups
  • Lime Extract 1/8 Cups
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste 3 Tablespoons
  • Ghee/Clarified Butter 4 Tablespoons
  • Oil 2-4 Tablespoons
  • Salt some To Taste


  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan and fry spice mix along with onions, ginger garlic paste and little salt. When onion changes color, add chicken pieces.
  • Add biryani masala, green chilies, handful of coriander leaves, red chilli powder, lime juice, yogurt and cover with lid.
  • Cook on medium-high heat until chicken is fully cooked. This will take 15-20 minutes.
  • In the mean time, in a separate vessel, add 2-3 cups of water and after water boils, add little salt, jeera and soaked rice. Cook until rice is 90% cooked. This will take roughly around 10 minutes. Remove and strain the rice.
  • Now to make layers,First add half of the rice at the bottom of the baking pan
  • Sprinkle ghee, chopped coriander, saffron milk and then arrange all 8 cooked chicken pieces (don't add the gravy you get after chicken is cooked. Reserve it for the end part on top of this rice.)
  • Again add remaining rice on top of chicken and sprinkle ghee, chopped coriander, saffron milk and the gravy of the chicken which you had reserved.
  • Cover this pan tight with aluminium foil and bake at preheated oven at 350 degree Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.
  • Heat a little oil on a skillet and fry sliced onions and caramelize until they turn brownish black in color.Garnish biryani with this(optional)
  • Remove and serve hot
  • Now thats an authentic Malabari Style Biryani.