Green Chicken Biryani

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Green chicken biryani
  • PREP TIME: 20 minutes
  • COOK TIME: 1 hour
  • SERVINGS: 5 persons
Green Chicken Biryani


  • ½ bunch coriander (dhaniya)
  • ½ bunch mint (pudina)
  • 250 gram yogurt
  • 250 gram green chilies (adjust as per taste)
  • 1 cup ghee or oil
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • ½ kg chicken, cut into pieces
  • ½ kg rice
  • 1 cup pea
  • 100 gram plums (aloo bukhara)
  • Whole Spices (Sabit Garam Masala) - Peppercorns, Cloves, Cinnamon Stick and Cardamom Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mace & nutmeg (Jaifal & Javitry)
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder (elaichi powder)


  • 1. Blend coriander (dhaniya), mint (pudina) and green chillies with a little bit of water till a smooth paste is formed. Set aside.
  • 2. Take a pan and heat ghee or oil in it. Fry onion till light brown. Remove half the browned onions and keep aside.
  • 3. Add ginger garlic paste in the pan with the remaining onions. Saute for 30 seconds - 45 seconds then add chicken.
  • 4. Cook on high heat till the chicken color changes from pink to white.
  • 5. Add the green masala pasta and cook for a minute or so. Add peas.
  • 6. Cover the lid and cook on low-medium flame till chicken is properly done.
  • 7. In the meanwhile, soak rice for half an hour and boil the rice till half done. Set aside rice.
  • 8. Start layering the chicken biryani.
  • 9. First put a layer of rice.
  • 10. Then put chicken gravy. Top with yoghurt, mace & nutmeg (jaifal javitri), whole spices, remaining brown onions, plums (aalo bukhara) and kewra.
  • 11. Finish with another layer of rice. Top with the remaining ghee.
  • 12. Cook for 10 - 12 minutes and keep on dam till rice is cooked.
  • 13. Serve hot with raita.


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