Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Bachelor Chicken Biriyani

For the last recipe in this series I would like to post a chicken biriyani which I made in cooker. I would like to call this bachelor chicken biriyani.

In finland we get to buy small chicken pieces. I bought these and actually thought of making a chicken gravy and plain rice. But then I had time constraint - had to leave for office. So thought of making an avasara rice (hurry-burry rice) and the result was awesome. I repeated this dish for 3 other days during my stay and also repeated in India for H. He enjoyed it thoroughly. This would be an ideal "special" lunch box recipe


Rice - 1 cup
Chicken pieces - 1 cup
Onion - 1 no
Tomato - 1 no
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Biriyani masala powder - 2 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Green chillies - 2 nos
salt - to taste
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves - finely chopped


Wash the rice and keep aside. Slit the green chillies and chop the vegetables.
In an electric cooker, add ghee in the vessel. Once the ghee is hot, add the ginger-garlic paste, slit green chillies and chopped onions. Fry for about a minute.
Add the chopped tomatoes, all other powders except rice. Mix well and stir for another minute.
Next add the rice. Add 2 cups of water and the required amount of salt.
Close the rice cooker and leave it aside to cook.
Once the rice cooker switches off itself - don't open the cooker immediately.
Open the lid after 10-15 minutes and gently fluff up the rice.

Short-cut chicken biriyani is ready!!!! Enjoy with papad and raita!!!


This biriyani can be prepared in pressure cooker also!!!

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  1. great option for chicken lovers!!

  2. Such a quick and easy to make biryani.

  3. Quite an interesting biryani this sounds...must try it next time...