Chicken Biriyani…Finally!

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Chicken Biriyani…Finally!

If you are wondering why the word “finally” is there in title, here it goes.

There are 2 reasons. First, if I make a list of recipe requests I get from readers of MariasMenu, Chicken Biriyani easily tops that list. You might ask, what took me so long to post the recipe then. Usually, whenever I get a request for Chicken Biriyani recipe, I reply to them with my mutton biriyani link. Because that’s originally a chicken biriyani recipe and I happened to make it with mutton sometimes. We were & are perfectly happy with the recipe & I never wanted to try another one. Hence I never bothered collecting or going through any other biriyani recipe. Since the number of mails & comments asking for a chicken biriyani kept on increasing, I gave a second thought and “Finally” I’m posting a Chicken Biriyani recipe :)

Second, this is my 200th post. Let me make something clear here, I dont think this is my 200th food post, because there are some non foodie posts also. However WordPress is telling me that I have 199 posts now and when this post gets published it will be 200. Now, I’m a peace loving person and didnt want to disagree with WordPress ;). I thought ok, lets go ahead with 200! I know…it took me almost 4 years to hit double century, the run rate is really sad :(. When I’ve seen other bloggers celebrating 200 or 300, I used to wonder “mera number kab ayega”? Here it is “Finally” :) Thank you for helping me to hit the double century, I owe it to YOU big time :)

About the recipe… when I made this biriyani, I had a feeling that I was standing in the mix n match section of Shoppers Stop :). Because I’ve picked the recipe from here and there. This recipe wont fit under the “authentic” or “traditional” Biriyani recipe. In this, I have fried the chicken pieces and I have also used chilly & coriander powder etc which I normally dont use in the biriyani. I’ve seen some of my friends doing it, so I thought I will try it. I’ve got the masala part from some other friends, so its a total mix n match stuff. I’ve made it 2-3 times and it came out well every time. Hope you will also like it.

Here is the recipe:

Chicken Biriyani…Finally!
Author: 
Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • Chicken – 900 gm
For Marination:
  • Pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Chilly powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Salt
For Masala
  • Onion – 4-5 medium size, finely sliced
  • Ginger & Garlic paste – 1½ tbsp each
  • Green chilly – 5
  • Tomato – 2
  • Coriander leaves – a handful
  • Yogurt – 2-3 tbsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Cashew nuts – 2tbsp
  • Oil/Ghee
  • Salt
For Rice
  • Basmati rice – 3 cups
  • Water – 5 cups (refer notes)
  • Cardamom – 4
  • Cloves – 4
  • Cinnamon – 2 small pieces
  • Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves – a handful
  • Ghee – 2-3 tbsp
  • Salt
For garnishing:
  • Cashews & raisins – 1 handful each
  • Onion – 1 big sliced finely
  • Coriander leaves
  • Ghee/Oil
Instructions
  1. Masala Preparation
  2. Clean the chicken pieces and make small gashes. Marinate the cleaned chicken pieces with the marination ingredients. Keep aside for half an hour and shallow fry the chicken pieces in oil/ghee till it turns golden brown & half cooked.Keep the chicken pieces aside.
  3. Grind tomato & coriander leaves to a smooth paste. Soak the cashew nuts in hot water (2 tbsp) for 5-10 mins and grind it to a smooth paste. Add the finely sliced onion to the same oil/ghee (in which chicken is fried) and saute till it becomes brown. Add ginger garlic paste and crushed green chilly. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the tomato coriander paste and cook till the oil separates. Add garam masala and cook for a minute. Add yogurt, salt and mix well. Add the fried chicken pieces and combine well. Make sure that the chicken pieces are coated well with the masala. Add ½ cup water and cover and cook the chicken. When the chicken is almost done, add the cashew paste. Cook till the chicken is done.
  4. Rice Preparation
  5. Wash and soak the rice in water for 25 minutes. Drain the water completely. Boil 5 cups water with half the quantity of whole masala & keep it aside. Heat ghee in a vessel/pan, splutter the remaining whole masala and add the rice. Fry the rice until it starts cracking. Add the boiled water, lemon juice, coriander leaves & salt. Cook till the rice is done and water is completely dried. Spread the rice in a tray & keep aside.
  6. Layering the Biriyani
  7. Preheat the oven to 180 degree 10 minutes before baking the biriyani. Apply some ghee to a baking dish. Put one layer of masala in the dish. On top of that spread some rice and make another layer. Again spread another layer of masala on top of the rice. Repeat the process until the masala and rice is finished. The top layer should be of rice. You can drizzle ghee & sprinkle coriander leaves in between the layers. Cover the dish with a wet cloth. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Garnishing:
  9. Heat ghee/oil in a pan and fry the cashews & raisins. Remove them from the pan & in the remaining ghee/oil fry the onions till it becomes golden brown. Drain the excess ghee in a paper towel & keep it aside.
  10. Garnish the baked biriyani with fried cashew, raisins, onions & coriander leaves. Serve hot with pickle, raita & pappad.
Notes
I used 10 thigh pieces of chicken for the biriyani. Also I’ve used only 5 cups of water for cooking the rice. Usually the water is double the amount of rice. But it varies depending on the type of Basmati rice you are using. If you tend to overcook the rice, I suggest you use 5 cups and not 6 cups of water for 3 cups of rice. If you dont have an oven to bake the biriyani, do the following method. 1. Layer the rice and masala in a greased heavy bottomed vessel/non stick pan & cover it with a tight lid. 2. Heat a thava/dosa kallu, when it is really hot, place the biriyani vessel on top of that. Reduce the heat to the lowest flame & cook for 20-25 mins. Keep the heat at the lowest flame throughout, otherwise it might get burnt. 3. Also place a pan of boiling water on top of the biriyani vessel at the same time.

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  • http://www.cookingwithkairalisisters.com Kairali sisters

    Hey Maria..Biriyani is our all time fav, be it traditional or easy way..That platter looks absolutely yummy…Great job..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

  • http://tangyroute.blogspot.com Anu

    Hey…

    Great to see your 200th blog :).. Like to read your comments and all the stories..since you write it the way your thoughts flow, it is almost like a conversation.. I like all your recipe’s and they are very doable :) by the way I also studied in XIME (9th Batch)…

    Take care & Keep blogging.. hope ur 300th will come up much sooner…

  • http://divyascookbook.blogspot.com Divya

    Hey Maria..Congrats on the double century!!Three cheers to you,it is not the run rate but the performance which counts..alle?I love your simple recipes and I’m going to try out the Cinnamon Tea Cake soon..maybe today itself:)

  • http://www.shabscuisine.blogspot.com shab

    Congrats my dear….So four years u have been blogging uh?….Quite a long time….I just started 2 years and 2 months back!!!and feel its long enough and sometimes gets bored even…….it’s good that u still keep going with full swing….U were one one of my inspirations to start the blog…..and i have tried few of ur recipes even before starting a blog and u were (and still is) one of my greatest fan….Other day i was thinking Oh god, maria has so many recipes….when Am i ever gonna reach that stage……I guess its the same story with all the bloggers…..they look at others….:)….Iam going to be 150 in next couple of posts…..and i have absolutely no time to post these days….soooooooooooooooooooooooo busy…

    After all, COngrtas on ur 200th post….I very much enjoy ur blog and the recipes and sure do most of them….Keep rocking as always…

    Pinne In thalassery biriyani we too fry the chicken before continuing the rest of process..:)….other process is different though…

    Love and hugs,
    Shabs.

  • http://www.nimisculinaryventures.blogspot.com Nimi

    Wonderful 200th post dear..u hav got a wonderful biriyani !Nice snap

    http://www.nimisculinaryventures.blogspot.com

  • http://invogueathome.blogspot.com/ Miriam

    Maria..hearty congrats on your 200th post….your space here has has some tried n’ tested recipes which won’t go wrong n’ that for me is always better than loads of recipes..;)

    The Chicken Biryani pic looks really good….i can say this is how i imagine a good Biryani should look like…(but mine never does look like this) so in short i shall try this soon n’ let you know how it went…:)

    • http://www.stargazer-lalitha.blogspot.com starry

      congratulations on your 200th post. will have to make your chicken biryani.thanks for sharing.

  • Ancy

    Congrats Maria, this is a real quality space you have out here.

  • jaisy bahrain

    wow looking nice

  • Renuka

    Hi Maria came accross ur website while looking for my long lost recipe for bread pudding,now we are making it all the time.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Renuka,

      Thank you. Please do try other recipes also, would love to hear your feedback :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Soumya

    Hi Maria,

    Congratulations Maria !! I have been a silent reader of this blog and have tried out several recipes from here.

    I just tried out the chicken biriyani and it came out awesome. Thank you so much for publishing such great recipes!

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Soumya,

      Thank you so much dear :)

      I’m really glad that you liked the biriyani recipe. Since it was an experimental recipe I was really anxious to know the comments from the readers. I’m so happy that it turned out well for you :)

      Thanks again.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

    KS – Thank you and yep, its one of our fav’s too :)

    Anu – Thank you so much. Hope you are doing great. I also hope 300 will come faster ;)

    Divs – thanks a ton dear. Btw, did you bake the cinnamon tea cake?

    Shabs – Thank you dear :) I’m flattered. 150 recipes in 2 years is an achievement! great going dear! I love your blog too :) Btw, I didnt know that chicken is fried in thalassery biriyani…

    Thanks Nimi :)

    Miriam dear – thank you :) Hope you are all settled now.

    Starry – Thank you and hope you will like the biriyani.

    Ancy – thanks a lot dear for all the kind words :)

    Thanks Jaisy :)

  • seema

    Congrats Maria..
    Your 200th recipe is super .I already made two times.My husband and kids loved it..
    Thanks and keep blogging..

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Seema,

      wow! You already made it twice? I’m soooo happy :)

      Thanks dear :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Gracy

    Hi Maria,

    I always read your recipes and the stories n thoughts behind it. Both of them are quite impressive,the snaps
    are so realistic that give us a feeling that we already have made & had them ourselves.

    Congratssss for completing 200 recipes, hoping lot number of recipes from you in future…..

    I have tried a few of the recipes before, trying out Chicken biriyani for the first time and it came out
    very well even beyond my expectations.

    Thankyou for the wonderful recipe :-)

    Now became more confident to try out remaining recipes in this site …

    Will surely update you on the status ..:)

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Gracy,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Glad to know that you liked the biriyani recipe :) Thanks for sharing it here.

      Please do try out other recipes too when you have time. Hope you will like it.

      Happy cooking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • tasneem

    hi maria
    ur recipe is grt
    just wanted to add that the layering can also be done in a sow cooker-crack pot.it comes out fantastic.

    cheers
    tasneem

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Tasneem,

      Thank you dear and its nice of you to share about the layering :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Grace Rachel Thomas

    Lovely recipe Maria…. have been hunting for a do-able recipe for biriyani beginners and am thrilled to stumble upon this…. am yet to try this one out… but many thanks………

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Grace,

      Thank you :) I hope you will like it. Please do make this and share your feedback. Would love to hear it.

      Happy cooking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • SIMI

    hai maria
    i tried this biriyani recipe, and it came out awesome.
    thank you so much
    happy cooking
    cheers
    simi

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi SIMI,

      You are welcome dear :) I’m really happy that you liked it.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Shauna

    Hi Maria,

    Tried a shot at the Biriyani yesterday and it came out great….. :) My hubby loved it and my Mom was proud of me….Thanks a lot….. You’re doing a great job….

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Shauna,

      Thank you so much for trying the recipe. Very happy to know that your family enjoyed it :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Rejo & Soumya

    We tried this and it came out very well.
    Thanks very much.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Rejo & Soumya,

      You are welcome and thank you so much for trying this recipe :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Twinsy Rachel Abraham

    Hi Maria, I have been following you n bookmarking ur some of the recipes for some time , but itz only today I tried ur biriyani. It was yum, yum, yummy :) according to my hubby n MIL, a sure keeper :) They asked me to tell u that it was awesome :) Wat I liked about ur biriyani is that one cud make with less hassles :) We were so hungry after the church today that I forgot to take a snap :( Do come up with gud recipes n God Bless
    Twinsy

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Twinsy,

      Thank you so much dear. I’m so glad that you liked it. My special thanks to your MIL & husband :).

      Hope you could take a snap next time, would love to see it.

      All the best!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Darsana

    Hi Maria,

    I tried this :-) came out really well….Thanks for your wonderful posts …..

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Darsana,

      Thank you so much dear for trying the recipe from here and also for leaving the comment :)

      I’m very happy to hear that you liked it.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • joycy

    It was lovely!! baking it in the end was innovative..keep it up!

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thanks Joycy :)

  • Minu

    very nice recipe…. :) we loved it.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Thanks Minu :)

  • Dhanya

    Hi maria,
    i had been trying out some of your recipe’s and it turned out really well.Thanks for sharing Chicken biriyani recipie.is it that you forgot to mention about mint or is it not required.is this malabar biriyani recipie???
    Dhanya

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Dhanya,

      Thank you so much :) Glad that you like the recipes here.

      I usually dont like mint flavour in biriyani, thats why I didnt add. You can add it in the final stages of preparing chicken gravy or during the layering process.

      As I’ve mentioned I adapted this biriyani from different recipes, so I’m not sure whether its the traditional Malabar biriyani. However one of my friends mentioned in a previous comment that in Malabar biriyani also they fry chicken pieces. So there can be some similarity.

      Please check out the mutton biriyani in the site, I believe it’s more of Malabar style. You can prepare chicken biriyani also using the same recipe.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://invogueathome.blogspot.com/ miriam

    maria…honestly…a great recipe…my biryani recipe is extremely complicated with a lot of ingredients n’ i was always looking for excuses not to make it…;)…but this recipe is so simple n’ the way u have given it up here, makes it so easy to follow, leaving no room for goof ups….imagine i tried it after coming back home from work…i took a good 2hrs to complete…but was worth all the effort…thanks a ton for sharing such a super recipe…;)

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Miriam dear,

      Thank you so much dearie:) I’m soooo happy that you liked it. Btw, I bow before you for making this after a long day at work!

      Luv
      Maria

  • shibu

    Finally I make it and my wife loved it.A laborious recipe(arent they all) but it came out well,so alls well that ends well. Ta for the recipe dear.

    cheers

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Shibu,

      Great to know that your wife enjoyed the biriyani :) Thanks again..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • shibu

    Hey Maria,the biriyani tasted even better after keeping in the fridge for 2 days. Yes,she really liked it and sends her compliments,but I would prefer it a bit more masaledar.Any tips on how to do so?Ta

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Shibu,

      Thanks to your wife for the compliments :)

      Yeah, biriyani always tastes nice after 1 or 2 days…

      Check out the mutton biriyani posted here, it has more masala.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • silpa mathew

    hey maria,

    tried chicken biriyani… it was rly good… bt rice was a bit over cooked… is tim a factor for cooking rice?

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Silpa,

      Thank you :)

      The cooking time of rice varies for different brands. It’s always better o keep a close watch when you make rice for biriyani.

      Hope it comes out well next time.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Rukmini

    Excellent recipe and simple too, hve been trying to make good biriyani for a long time now……….sucess came with ur recipe, fmly just loved it

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Rukmini,

      Great to know that this recipe came out well for you…I’m so happy that your family liked it.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your comment here :)

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Rukmini

        @Maria,
        Tried mutton biriyani with this same rcpe…………taste was nice but mutton became hard
        is it bcoz i fried the mutton pieces like the chicken?
        in any case the mutton in my dishes always become hard, some basic mistake i guess.
        hope u will help with this.

        • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

          Hi Rukmini,

          I havent tried this recipe with mutton and for that matter I havent tried frying mutton at all. I guess the frying part makes the mutton hard, not sure though….

          However when I cook mutton normally it comes out soft, I guess it becomes hard when you overcook it.

          I’ve posted a mutton biriyani recipe sometime ago, please check it out. It doesnt involve any frying…

          You can see it here:

          http://www.mariasmenu.com/mutton/mutton-biriyani

          Cheers
          Maria

  • Dhanya

    Hey Maria….. i tried your chicken biriyani recipe over the weekend and it was a big hit!!! dinesh loved it……we both anyways love Biriyani and my “diet” went for a big toss that day ;-)hehehe……. i followed this exactly except frying it…… :-) thanks and keep blogging!! way to go dear!!

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Dhanya, thanks a ton dearie for trying this and also for leaving a comment here. I’m soooo happy that you both enjoyed this dish. It’s one of Jose’s fav too :) It’s ok to walk away from diet occasionally rght ;) ?

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sujitha

    Maria

    Hi…its been long since i’ve tried any of ur dishes…finally inale tried this…my first attempt at making a biriyani…and it came out well….everyone at home said it was good…kids loved it too…they were after the chicken though…i had to make some changes since i started workin on this late…i didnt fry the rice, boiled it instead…curry i followed exactly as u said…and i also steamed the biriyani after layering…on the whole it was good…

    oru dhairyam vannu biriyani undakaan…thanks once again…puthiya recipes onnum kanunilla???

    cheers
    sujitha

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Sujitha,

      How are you? Korachu naal aayi alle :)

      Thanks dear for trying the biriyani. Its really nice to know that you liked it. Pinne I’m on a small vacation now, hence no new posts.

      What plans for Xmas & New Year?

      Wish you & your family a Merry Christmas & a blessed New year!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sindhu

    hai maria…

    Happy New Year…

    I made this biriyani on this x’mas day and it was a sucess….it was my first attempt in making biriyani….my husband loved it and yesterday he asked me to make it again…thank you very much for posting this recipe….

    Another recipe which I tried is the praws roast.it tasted good but I did not get that brown colour and was too much of gravy also…I didnt understand what u meant by draining the coconut milk completely…..please give some suggestions…

    Anyways I love trying out your recipes so keep posting more and more yummy dishes…

    Regards
    sindhu

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Sindhu

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Its great to know that the biriyani was liked by your family.

      About the prawns recipe, the coconut milk should be dried completely (pattikkuka/vattikkuka). Hope its clear now. Once the gravy is dried completely keep roasting it on low flame to get that dark brown color. Hope this helps…

      Please do try other recipes also and share your feedback.

      Wish you and your family a very happy new year!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.mariasmenu.com/spicy/chicken-biriyani-finally Merlin

    Hi Maria,

    its high time I thanked u for your awesome recipes…its very recently i started trying my hand at cooking……
    and this recipe of chicken biriyani was ultimate….i have never made a biriyani before in my life….my husband just loved it…he s a very gud food critic….if he has to appreciate it, it has to be really tasty..thank u soo much….
    continue posting more recipes….u r doing a gr8 job …..

    Thanks,
    Merlin

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Merlin,

      You are welcome dear & thank you so much for such an encouraging feedback :). I’m so glad that the biriyani came out well & was appreciated by your husband.

      Thanks again for sharing your feedback here. Please do continue to try the recipes..

      Happy cooking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • simi

    Hi Maria,
    Yor chicken biriyani is superb,easy to prepare and sooooooooo……….delicious.I tried it many times and it came out well….

    ALL YOUR RECIPIES ARE EXCELLENT>>>>>>>>>>>>

    thanks
    simi.

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Simi,

      Thanks a lot dear :) Its so nice to know that you liked the recipe. Thanks for trying it & also for your comment.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Anu

    Hi Maria,

    I tried the chicken briyani. Turned out really well :) Due to lack of time I didn’t get into the layering instead I added the rice to the chicken masala and cooked it. Finally kept on a low flame for 12 mins. The aura is awesome and so the taste. Next time I would try the layering…

    Also I had run short of coriander leaves, so I had grinded mint leaves, a bit of coriander leaves with the tomato.

    I tried your prawn briyani and also chicken coriander gravy. Both turned out really well. Everybody in my house liked it :)

    Thanks for the wonderful recipes :)

    Anu

    • http://www.mariasmenu.com Maria

      Hi Anu,

      Great to know that you like the recipes posted here. Thanks dear for trying the recipes & also for the comment. :)

      Wish you & your family a Happy Easter in advance!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Yasmine_daniel

    Hi Maria,

    Just wanted to know the proportion of the masalas if I take 1kg rice and 2 kg chicken? I always make the greener version of chicken biryani that my mother in law makes. Wanted to try this out using 1kg rice and 2kg chicken, I always loved the red masala :))

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Yasmine,

      You are using the same qty of rice mentioned in the recipe, right? I’m guessing 3 cups is approximately 1 kg. In that case, just increase the qty of masalas a little bit, hhmm I dont know how to give the exact qty :( But I’m sure once you start cooking, you can figure it out :)

      I do hope you’ll like this version too…I’m little bit curious about the green masala, what’s it like? Coriander-mint leaves paste?

      Anyways, please share your feedback, if you happen to try this. All the best!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Parry Varghese

    Hi Maria,

    Thanks a lot for the Recipie.

    I have one doubt.whenever i try to cook the ricfe with the amount of water thatnis mentioned am getting it as either undercooked or overcooked.Please help.
    Can you please sepcify which brand is more appropriate for Biriyani Rice???

    Thanks
    Parry

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Parry,

      You are welcome. I use Kohinoor brand Basmati rice for biriyani. If you feel that your rice isnt getting cooked well using this method, try the normal method of cooking rice.

      Boil water first  (the water level should be 3-4 inches higher than the rice)& then add washed rice (no need to soak) & cook till the rice is 3/4th cooked. Drain the excess water. Hope this should help….

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Veehan,

    You are welcome :) I’m glad that you liked the recipe. Thank you so much!

    Cheers
    Maria

  • Mahi

    hello…
    i am going thru ur blog since last month… got to say … ur recipes r gr8 n easy as well… cooking is fun wen it is easy n fud tastes gr8… thanks to u and your blog… n going thru ur blog is like talking to u… thanks a ton anyways….
    Mahi

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Mahi,

      Its good to know that you like to try the recipes posted here. As you said I also like it when its easy n simple :) Thank you for the comment.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Runam,

    Its a pleasure to know that you liked the biriyani recipe. Yeah, its a bit time consuming process, but I guess its worth trying :) Thank you so much for your wonderful comment dear!

    Cheers
    Maria

  • http://www.facebook.com/anila.sasidharan Anila Sasidharan

    Hey Maria,

    The chicken biriyani came out really well. I have tried out all your chicken recipes and they were all a great success. Waiting to see more chicken recipes, Great job Maria

    Anila

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Anila,

      Thank you very much! Its really nice to know that you like the chicken recipes posted here. I’m so excited that you have tried all the chicken recipes here :)

      I’ll try to add more chicken recipes as & when I try good ones.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sephy

    Hi Maria,i’m confused with the below sentance.”Boil 5 cups water with half the quantity of whole masala & keep it aside. Heat ghee in a vessel/pan, splutter the remaining whole masala and add the rice.”with this, the whole masala wil be done. right? Then from where we will get the masala for layering?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sephy,

      The whole masala referred in the above sentence is cardamom, cloves & cinnamon, listed under the ‘for rice’ list in the ingredients.

      The masala for the layering is the chiken gravy masala that you cook. Hope its clear now. Cardamom, cinnamon & cloves is referred to as whole masala at times. Hence I wrote it like that in the recipe.

      Hope you get to try this biriyani sometime & like it too…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Riyabiju

    hay maria
    i am a regular visitor of ur site nd i luv ur recipes very much,had tried this chkn biriyani n it was gr8 hit….thank you very much….

  • Riyabiju

    hay maria
    i am a regular visitor of ur site nd i luv ur recipes very much,had tried this chkn biriyani n it was gr8 hit….thank you very much….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Riya,

      You are welcome! Its a pleasure to know that you visit this space regularly & try recipes. Thank you very much dear :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Jisha

    Tried this recipe and it was yummy..thk uuuuuu

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Jisha,

      You are welcome :) Thanks for the comment!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Rachel Jv

    hi maria
    i want to make this biriyani,but the problem is my hubby doesnt like taste of mint/coriander leaves.:(..so can i use curry leaves instead??

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Rachel,

      Mint & coriander leaves is a standard ingredient in any biriyani. But you can always customise the recipe to suit your taste :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • diya

    hi maria,

    can i use microwave for baking it?If yes, how can we do it?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Diya,

      I havent done baking in MW, so I’m not sure about the procedure. However I’ve given a stove top variation in the recipe. Please check it out..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Shiny

    Hi Maria,

    I tried this one.. it came out well… but we felt that the dish needed some more flavor to it… would you recommend using some more masala,than given in the recipe?? or will it get too soggy??

    cheer,Shiny

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Shiny,

      You can add more masala to suit your taste. Just make sure that the masala is thick & not watery to avoid the sogginess.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Rachel Jv

    hi maria
    i made ur chicken biriyani on saturday,and it was great.My husband loved it.I added 2cubes of maggi cube while making rice and also added 1 cube of maggi cube while cooking the chicken.It was awesome…keep it up

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Rachel,

      Great to know that biriyani was liked by your family. Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback here :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Hi Manju,

    It’s such an honour to know that you trust the recipes posted here that much, thank you! I havent tried that recipe, but I’m sure, it will be great :) Hope it works well for you.

    Cheers
    Maria

    • Manjuranjith

      Yes I do blindly believe in the recipes here. I’m so confident about the recipes here that I can prepare it for the first time and serve it to my guests. dats y I said I’ll try it only if u’ve tried something like dat. or else wait till u do . :) And i’ve to thank you on behalf of each and every reader here that u post such simple and perfect recipes here.The main reason for that is YOU DONT POST TO SHOW OFF UR COOKING CAPABILTIES OR PHOTOGRAPHY. U R JUST GIRL NEXT DOOR OR A BEST FRIEND WHOM WE CAN REACH OUT TO WHENEVER IN CONFUSION OR TROUBLE.
      God bless you maria.

      • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

        Hi Manju,

        wow! Your comment made my day :) I’m so touched to read your comment & its really good to know that you consider me as a best friend :).

        Thanks a ton dear for all the kind words & encouragement. I appreciate it very much.

        Wish you a Merry Christmas & a Blessed New Year!

        Take care,
        Maria

        • Manjuranjith

          A merry christmas & a new year to you too.. Not only this year but heart filled wishes for all those coming years. God bless!! :)

          • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

            Hi Manju,

            Thank you very much dear!

            Wish you & your family a Happy & Blessed New year & God Bless!

            Cheers
            Maria

  • Shalini

    Hi Maria,

    I’ve tried most of the beef,prawns,mutton and Chicken biriyani from your blog..Just love it! as the below person has mentioned, they can be trusted blindly! :)

    Tomorrow for Xmas lunch I’m making your Malabar mutton biriyani! Thanks for your recipes and you will be surely remembered this Xmas.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Shalini,

      wow! I’m thrilled to know that you’ve tried out every biriyani recipe posted here :) Hope mutton biriyani also came out well.

      Thanks a ton dear for your kind words. Wish you and your family a Happy & Blessed New Year!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sapnaram

    Thanks maria the chicken biriyani was awesome.I used mint leaves also along with the corriander leaves when grinding it with tomato.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sapnaram,

      I’m glad that the chicken biriyani recipe worked well for you :) I’m sure that mint leaves enhanced the flavour of the biriyani.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback here.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ruby-Mariam-Thomas/659416942 Ruby Mariam Thomas

    you are the wind behind every newly wed woman’s wings.the strength for an inexperienced cook.the door to a culinary world.thanks to the ALMIGHTY for sending people like you.its one of lifes biggest blessings to do something you love as a career.
     

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      awww… I’m honoured! Thanks a ton Ruby, for such a wonderful feedback :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Thank you so much Alcha :)

  • sandhya

    hi Maria,
    I tried this recipe. It came out well. But, do we have to fry the chicken and rice.Though I blindly followed ur recipe, I would like to know whether it will be ok without frying.

    All ur recipes are becoming super hit in my kitchen(I tried chilly gobi,chkn cutlet,paneer biriyani,egg sandwich,chkn mappas,egg-potato curry,tomato chutney…all in a span of 2 weeks.Thank u soooooooooo much. Also belated wedding annniversary wishes from my side…..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sandhya,

      I’m super thrilled to see the list of recipes you’ve tried from this place, thanks a ton :)

      About frying the rice & chicken…. hhmmm, sometimes I cook the rice in normal method instead of frying it, I mean I dran the excess water & in that case I do not fry rice. It works well, so you can do that.

      I have tried another biriyani recipe without frying chicken & it worked. So I guess you can try it. However frying gives a different flavour to the biriyani.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Reji Thomas

    I just happened to pass by your blog while trying to zero in on a beef recipe…one of the best blogs on food to say the least :)  While growing up, I never even so much as give a glance in the direction of the kitchen, but now with the advent of lifestyle TV channels on food and blogs like yours, my culinary skills have taken a great leap for the better!  With the channels, there was never any ‘food on the table.’  It was just watching and fighting the salivary glands! As you state in your blog, your reciptes are no nonsense, and I can vouch for it because I got the chicken biryani right the first time around! A big thank you :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Reji,

      Thanks for dropping in! Its great to know that your biriyani came out well in the first attempt itself :)

      Btw, I was also in the same category, who never bothered to get into the kitchen. Started cooking only after my marriage & got hooked :)

      Thanks for taking time to write to me.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • fari

    hi maria,, 
    now this chicken biryani is baking in my kitchen, fingers crossed i hope it turns out well. this is my first biryani try ever. however i couldnt get whole chicken, i had boneless chicken and am trying my hands on that,, i have marinated it enough, i hope it turns out like normal bone-in chicken biryani… i’ll update on the taste and comments tomorrow. 

    • fari

      it turned out good, flavourful… Little less spicy, but the aroma was beautiful. For a first try, it was a wonder. Again thanks a ton :)

      • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

        Hi Fari,

        Great to know that biriyani turned out well for you! Next time you can adjust the spices to suit your taste :)

        Thanks a lot for the comment dear!

        Cheers
        Maria

  • Jincy

    Hi Maria,
    I came to your blog quite by chance a few months ago. I belong to those group of people who hate cooking , just because I didn’t know how to cook. But after checking u’r blog and trying out a few recipes from here has changed my attitude toasted cooking. So firstly a BIG THANKS from the bottom of my heart.
    I now have the confidence to invite friends to my house since I can serve them good dishes. Last week I tried this biriyani and it came out very well.
    May God bless you.
    Thanks once again and keep up the good work.
    Regards
    Jincy

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Jincy,

      Thanks a ton for the wonderful comment. It’s a pleasure to know that you find this place helpful. Also comments like your’s is a great motivation for me to continue blogging, thanks again :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • smrithi

    Hi Maria,
     I’m trying biryani for the first time.It came out really well…But I did not get the same colour for chicken as shown in your image.I tried the recipe exactly as you described.Do you have to fry the chicken pieces like you fry for chicken fry???…It was really yummy after all…Thanks for your post.
         

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Smrithi,

      Thank you! I guess it depends on the colour of the chilli powder used.    I fried the chicken till it turned golden brown in colour. I think for chicken fry, you fry it till you get a darker shade of brown, its not required for biriyani.

      Anyways, I’m glad that you liked it :)

      Cheers
      Maria

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  • Nithya Nibu

    thanQ mariaechi……

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      :), btw, you can call me Maria ;)

  • Sanwrs

    thanks tried some of ur recipes…turns out well even for the first time

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Great to know that the recipes posted here work well for you.. Thanks for the comment :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Preeti

    Hi Maria

    i tried your biryani it cam out well , i had some guest at home they all liked it, for garnishing i used onions fried in ghee also.

    thank you very much

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Preeti,

      Nice to know that this recipe worked well for you. Thanks a lot for the comment dear :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • remya vilson

    thank u maria for this recipe,really yummy

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome dear! Nice to know that you liked it :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Sinijacob

    tried ur biriyani..cameout well.i used mint leaves 4 garnishing&while making masala also..thanks

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks dear! I’m sure mint leaves added more flavour to the biriyani :)

      Thanks again for trying the recipes and also for posting the comment.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Drchippiisac

    oh maria  a long recipe…………..feel lazy

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      hhmm, its not actually very tiresome. Just that I’ve explained it in detail. May be you can prepare the chicken masala one day in advance and make rice the next day :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • anil alexander

    Looks so… delicious

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you!

  • Shylaja Narayanan Kutty

    hai Maria
      I am Shylaja.  I tried chicken biriyani recipe two times.  its delicious & easy to understand ur way of writing. I tried vattayappan also. What to tell ,it also very tasty. Thank u Maria.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Shylaja,

      Thanks dear! I’m happy that you like the recipes posted here. Thanks for trying them and also for sharing your feedback here :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Ann Mary

    Hi Maria,
    Thank you So Much for posting in this. My  dad told me and my sister to prepare dinner for tonight and the first place we thought to go to was Marias Menu. We love your recipes and it always turns out really good.
    Thnx Again,
    Helen  & Ann Mary

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Ann Mary,

      Thank you very much dear! It’s a pleasure to know that you come to this place first in search of recipes :) Please do say my thanks to your sis too.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Viji Vijayan

    Hi Maria,
    I just happend 2 c ur website 2day..i wasnt interested in cooking..but am sure i wil try your recipes.i have noted down a few…ur dishes luk so yummy & the ingredients r easily available .I also appreciate ur effort 2 reply 2 each n every comments posted. Thanx a lot!!!!!!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Viji,

      Welcome to MariasMenu! Thanks for your comment. I do hope you get to try some of the recipes and like them too.

      Btw, Sorry for the delayed rep, I was away on a trip.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • merin

    i tried chicken biriyani yesterday.it turned out awesome i have also added some mint leaves to d gravey..i really appreciate ur effort nd time for sharing such a wonderful recipies..thanks a lot maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Merin,

      You are welcome dear! Nice to know that you liked the chicken biriyani recipe.

      Thank you very much for trying it and also for posting the comment here :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Anita

    Awesome recipe! Took a lot of time, but it was worth it. Hands down the best chicken biryani i have had.

  • Rajiv

    Nice Biryani..but too lengthy procedure. Request if you can sent me kache ghosh (raw chicken) biryani recepie.

     Waiting for your reply… rajiv

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Rajiv,

      I’m hearing about kache ghosh for the first time, so I dont have any clue about it :(

      Cheers
      Maria

      • Peter

        Hi Maria,
        Kachche Gosh biryani is the typical Hyderabadi Dum Biriyani, where the meat (goat or chicken) is not precooked, rather layered raw with the rice & then slow cooked with the rice. This really needs technique & expertise to get done right, which is why Hyderabad has acquired such a rich repute for their unique traditional method.

        Your website & recipes are really a blessing. Many Thanks.

        Cheers.
        Peter.

  • Keith D’Penha

    Hi Maria I Tried This Recipe & It Turned Out Lip Smacking Good. My Family Just Loved It. I Added A Couple Of Boiled Eggs & Fried Potatoes Also.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a bunch Keith :) Great to know that it was much appreciated by your family..Adding fried potatoes sounds yum!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Thanks a lot Anu dear :) It’s a pleasure to know that your family enjoyed this dish. Thanks again for sharing your feedback here..

    Cheers
    Maria

  • http://www.facebook.com/ann.ria.jacob Ann Mary Jacob

    I think I already made this 10 to 12 times…. Every time it came out awesome… Thank you Maria for ur wonderful recipe….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      wow! 10-12 times, eh! That’s really great! Thank you so much dear :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.facebook.com/ann.ria.jacob Ann Mary Jacob

    And the specialty is when someone is celebrating birthday I am their with Maria’s chicken biriyani…. Even I was a person who run away when I see any raw meat…. Now I am proud of myself. Thank you so much

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      that’s so sweet of you :) I’m so happy to see your comment, thanks again dear :)

  • Jeeva

    I tried this, and maria, i have to say! THank u from the bottom of my heart… after trying to make biryani TWICE from some other ways, both were flop!… Finally my husband appreciated my biryani! :)
    Ur a life saver! :) He still asks me to cook it again :):):)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Jeeva,

      It was a real pleasure to read your comment dear :) I’m so glad that this recipe came out well for you…

      Thanks a lot for the comment!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • sumi

    hi Maria,..first of of all THANK YOU for this wonderful recipe. I tried this today and it came out really well.. i have made your fish biriyani also . actually urs is the frst blog i search fr recipes nwadays,,, thanks a ton again dear….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sumi,

      Really nice to know that you like the recipes posted here. Thanks dear :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

    Thank you :)

  • dt

    Hello, I am new to cooking and I was wondering if it is ok to just cook the chicken without frying it first?

  • dt

    Hello, I am new to cooking and I was wondering if it is ok to just cook the chicken without frying it first?

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi DT,

      sorry for the delayed reply… you can also do that way.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.facebook.com/sindhubipin Sindhu Bipin

    hai maria..how r u doing??? its been quite a while i wrote something here..but I am visiting your blog everyday I guess…..just love it…i have tried many of your recipes but never took pics…..this time when i made chicken biriyani i took one photo and I am sharing it with you…thanks a lot for your wonderful recipes…keep going……

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Sindhu,

      I’m doing good dear. Hope you are also doing great!

      Thanks a lot for sharing the pic with me, it’s really great! I’m so happy to know that you visit this space regularly and try recipes, thanks dear :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Arun Kumar G

    Dear Maria,

    Thanks for the recipe, Can u please upload chicken biryani in cooker

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Arun! I havent tried making biriyani in a pressure cooker yet. If I try it sometime, will post on the site.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • remya houratious

    Hi Maria,

    I tried this Biriyani recipe for the 3rd time this sunday and I must say, it turned out perfect….all credit to the detailed recipe. And the reason I am posting this comment after 4 days of making it is, I had frozen some of it and reheated and had for lunch just now. And it tasted awesome. Only sad that there wasn’t a lot left. :)
    Not sure if I have already asked you, but do you mind if I blog the recipe in my li’l blog (not word for word), giving you due credit?
    Remya
    remya-r.blogspot.com

  • remya houratious

    Hi Maria,

    I tried this Biriyani recipe for the 3rd time this sunday and I must say, it turned out perfect….all credit to the detailed recipe. And the reason I am posting this comment after 4 days of making it is, I had frozen some of it and reheated and had for lunch just now. And it tasted awesome. Only sad that there wasn’t a lot left. :)
    Not sure if I have already asked you, but do you mind if I blog the recipe in my li’l blog (not word for word), giving you due credit?
    Remya
    remya-r.blogspot.com

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Remya,

      Great to hear that biriyani recipe worked well for you. Btw, freezing biriyani is something new to me :)

      Yep, you can post it on your blog, no probs at all, just give a link back to the original recipe. Thanks for sharing it on your blog :)

      Cheers
      Maria

      • remya houratious

        Freezing was something new to me too. My friends used to talk about cooking large portions and freezing it to use later in the week, and I used to be really sceptical about it. This time around, I thought of giving it a shot and it tasted so good that you would think it was just made. You must try. :)

      • remya houratious

        Freezing was something new to me too. My friends used to talk about cooking large portions and freezing it to use later in the week, and I used to be really sceptical about it. This time around, I thought of giving it a shot and it tasted so good that you would think it was just made. You must try. :)

  • sangeetha

    I tried this and made a chicken pulao instead of Biriyani. Thanks so much! For a twist, you can add mint leaves along with coriander.

  • sangeetha

    I tried this and made a chicken pulao instead of Biriyani. Thanks so much! For a twist, you can add mint leaves along with coriander.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Sangeetha :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Sangeetha :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/preethy.rajan.395 Preethy Roshan

    Hi Maria

    I cannot thank you enough for these wonderful recipes u have gifted us.. I work for 10-11 hrs thru the week (being in IT :) ) even then i have made it a rule to try at-least one recipe of urs on weekend, which always turn out to be awesome.. and even after one year of marriage, my husband is still in love with my cooking..thanx to u :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/preethy.rajan.395 Preethy Roshan

    Hi Maria

    I cannot thank you enough for these wonderful recipes u have gifted us.. I work for 10-11 hrs thru the week (being in IT :) ) even then i have made it a rule to try at-least one recipe of urs on weekend, which always turn out to be awesome.. and even after one year of marriage, my husband is still in love with my cooking..thanx to u :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Preethy,

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment dear! I’m so glad that you try recipes from here on a regular basis :)
      Happy cooking!

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Preethy,

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment dear! I’m so glad that you try recipes from here on a regular basis :)
      Happy cooking!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • neha

    Hi maria I am gonna try this today, I love all ur recipes its very simple to cook and though tasty. Is it ok if i don’t add coriander leaves while making tomato paste for the chicken masala.

  • neha

    Hi maria I am gonna try this today, I love all ur recipes its very simple to cook and though tasty. Is it ok if i don’t add coriander leaves while making tomato paste for the chicken masala.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Neha,

      Thank you :) Coriander leaves add flavour, but if you wanna omit you can do the same to suit your requirements.

      Hope your biriyani came out well.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Neha,

      Thank you :) Coriander leaves add flavour, but if you wanna omit you can do the same to suit your requirements.

      Hope your biriyani came out well.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Priya

    Hi Maria, is it possible to make the chicken and the rice the previous day and then bake them together the next day? I am planning to make this for lunch when some friends come over and making it the previous day will be really helpful. Thanks.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Priya,

      Yep, you can do that. The only thing is the baking time will be a bit longer.

      Hope you’ve a great time with your friends :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Priya

    Fab, thanks very much Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome dear :)

  • Smisha

    HI Maria,
    i made this 2 days back…And u know it was so good…everybody liked… Million thanks you yaar.

    Going to make this today again for some of my guest//hope it will turn good this time too

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Smisha dear :) Hope it came out well the third time too…

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Asha

    Hi Maria,

    I have tried chicken biriyani many times but have never got a satisfactory result…i tried ur recipe yesterday and it came out really well…thanks for the recipe and keep up the good work

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you so much Asha! So good to know that chicken biriyani recipe worked out well for you :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Marissa Kunhiraman

    hi, i just tried this chicken biryani and it was absolutely yummy. very delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
    Love,

    Marissa.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you Marissa :) Thanks for trying this recipe and also for sharing your feedback here.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Remya Mohan

    Tried posting a comment yesterday, but it is still not visible here.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Remya,

      A comment will be visible on the site, only after it’s approved from the admin side.

      Hope your comment is visible now :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Helen

    Dear Maria
    Your recipes are awesome.
    Please could you let me know For the white paste can v add coconut and poppy seeds as it is added in mutton biriyani and what can be the measurement for white paste if v r doing for more people(eg.18 people) bcoz i m plannin diz dish for my son”s birthday.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Helen :) Yes, you can add that. I havent made such a large qty, so I’m not very sure about the exact measurements.

      May be you can take 1/2 – 3/4 cup of cashews and 3-4 tbsp of poppy seeds. This is just an estimate… Hope this helps..

      Cheers
      Maria

  • leena

    Hi maria,
    I cooked chicken biriyani for the first time in my life. It came out really well. I surpriced myself. Thank you so much for doing this. Your reciepie is Excellent.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Leena,

      Thanks a lot for your comment! Good to know that the biriyani recipe worked out well for you :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • shalini

    Excellent Biriyani…!!!!
    Thanks a lot Maria for tis recipe..
    So now my old biriyani recipe gets a break..
    Hats off to yr painstakingly created site..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Shalini,

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment :) I’m really happy that the biriyani recipe came out well for you..

      Cheers
      Maria