|September 26, 2022

Easy Recipe for Traditional Indian Chicken Biryani

Easy Recipe for Traditional Indian Chicken Biryani.

Chicken biryani is just one of those dishes for which you will never find any haters. It's a course where rice and chicken are layered together along with some aromatics. The rice and chicken are steamed together; by this process, the rice becomes fluffy, and the chicken soaks in all the juices, making it succulent. This cooking together of both the rice and chicken makes the dish more cohesive because the flavors are indistinguishable.

At first, you will marinate the chicken with a bunch of ingredients, which will add the flavors into the pieces of chicken. These spices form the base of the dish, and their taste, when infused with the rice, makes it the biryani that we all love. 

Chicken biryani is one of the most beloved Indian dishes because of the significant infusion of spices and a burst of flavors. It's a dish that is an excellent pair of carbohydrates and proteins; it can provide you high energy.

What is the Origin of Chicken Biriyani?

The word biryani comes from the Persian word birinj, meaning rice. But it is hard to tell about the exact origin of the dish, but it got popularized by the various Islamic dynasties, most notably the Mughals. Since the dish's birth, many versions of it have cropped up throughout India. Each of these versions is different and unique in its way. 

According to one historian, it originated in the royal kitchens of the Mughals, while another suggests that it might have originated in Persia and then was brought to India. But there is no accurate record of the dish's origins, and no historian can give a definite answer. There is only one thing that the biryani resembles the most: the Persian Pilaf, which is steamed aromatic rice quite similar to the modern-day Pulao.

Although, none of us know about the origins of the dish. It has seen many variations since its first creation; some biryani recipes include potatoes and eggs.

An Authentic and Simple Chicken Biryani Recipe:

Here is a simple, easy, but authentic recipe for Chicken Recipe if you are craving the tremendous old authentic dish without investing much of your time. But beware, you will have to procure several Indian ingredients, without which your biryani wouldn't taste the same. 

You can pair this biryani with the most common biryani sides, the Mirchi salan or raita. You can even pair this recipe with almost any Indian curry, like the butter chicken or chicken tikka masala.

The Recipe:

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour


For the chicken:

  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 10g Grated Garlic
  • 10g Grated Ginger
  • 2 chilis or 1 serrano pepper
  • 5g Chopped Mint
  • 10g Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 900g chicken tights, with bone

For the rice:

  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 ½ tsp Salt
  • 5 Cinnamon Pod(green)
  • 1tsp Cumin Seeds
  • One bay leaf
  • 360g or 2 cups Rice (Basmati)

For the onions:

  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • Two sliced onions(medium)

For the biryani:

  • 1 cup hot water from the rice
  • ½ tsp Saffron

After acquiring these ingredients, rest assured because you can make the best biryani. If you want to make your biriyani taste good, you mustn't forget any spices since they make biryani the sought-after dish.

But if you are worried about the time you would have to spend prepping and preparing this dish, then I have something that would help you make excellent biryani without the hassle.

If you are puzzled about what I'm talking about, then go check out Alcoeats' Biryani Masala.

Add this biryani masala to your rice to cook biryani without any hassles and without gathering the different spices for the above recipe.

Pair your biryani with raita or some Indian curry, or have it on its own, without any sides as it tastes good, nay better that way.

Why choose Alcoeats?

Alcoeats' biryani masala is the best fit for almost any rice dish. It is a blend of authentic spices and is suitable for several people. This masala is gluten-free, non-GMO, Paleo-friendly, Keto-friendly, Dairy-free, and vegan. 

This masala will give you an incredible palate of flavors for your biryani.

Alcoeats has biryani masala and other authentic blends of spices such as garam masala, etc. These are the most authentic spices you'd find in the market, which are also inexpensive.

Their spices are great because they are gluten-free, non-GMO, Paleo-friendly, Keto-friendly, Dairy-free, and vegan. These make Alcoeats' products a must-buy. So go on add Alcoeats spices to your following grocery list, and I promise you won't be disappointed.


What is the secret ingredient of biryani?

The secret behind a good biryani is good quality aromatic spices that enhance the dish's flavors and add a great aro  ma to the whole dish, thus making it a cohesive dish.

Which is the best biryani in India?

The Hyderabadi biryani is the best biryani all over India. But it depends on a person's taste as to which biryani they like best.

Which country has the best biryani?

There's no question about the fact that India has the best biryani, you will find this delicacy on almost every street corner, and you will never be disappointed by the taste.


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