Shahi Chicken Biriyani

Shahi Chicken Biriyani

Shahi Chicken Biriyani

There was a tiny cooking contest in family for a get together. I made this Shahi Chicken Biriyani and paired it with the Lebanese Lemon Fried Chicken. It was awesome and all of us relished it.


Biriyani Rice or Basmati Rice- 2 cups
Water- 2 cups
Onion- 1
Cinnamon- 1
Cloves- 2
Star Anise-3
Elachi- 3
Oil- 5 tbsp
Ghee- 3 tbsp
Fried onion- for garnishing

Chicken- 500g
Curd- 2 cup (Sour Curd)
Ginger garlic paste- 2 tbsp
Chilly Powder- 1 tbsp
Coriander Powder- 1 tbsp
Garam Masala- 1 tbsp
Salt-as per taste

Shahi Chicken Biriyani

Shahi Chicken Biriyani

Shahi Chicken Biriyani

  • To prepare the Shahi Chicken Biriyani first wash and clean chicken.
  • Marinate chicken with curd, salt, ginger garlic paste, chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala and keep aside for 30 min.
  • In a pressure cooker add oil and fry cinnamon, clove, cardamom, star anise and onion.
  • Add marinated chicken and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  • Add turmeric and rice and cook for another 15 minutes along with 2 cups of water.
  • Once the pressure comes down the yummy Shahi Chicken Biriyani is all ready.
  • Add some fried onion and serve hot with Lebanese Lemon Fried Chicken.
Shahi Chicken Biriyani

Shahi Chicken Biriyani
Shahi Chicken Biriyani

Tinku Shaji

Tinku Shaji holds a bachelor of engineering in food engineering whose major interest is developing new recipes, food styling and food photography.


  1. Looks so good.Biryani is always yummy!

  2. perfectly made shahi biryani, caramelised onins on top look adorable and make it even more tempting :-)

  3. That's an interesting contest in the family.. Lovely Shahi biriyani dear.. Looks yummy !

  4. this definitely brings in lot of flavour to the rice, being cooked along with the chicken. here, indian rsstaurants call this "chicken usmani" ! :)belated happy friendship day dear. really appreciate all ur likes on my fb page .


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