Green Masala Chicken Biryani

 There are umpteen numbers of biryani from which i love  Mutton ,Prawn,Veg & this Chicken Biryani .This green masala Chicken Biryani is full of flavors.The taste is just wonderful .I'm a big fan of green masala i have many dishes in this blog with green masala The reason being  i love the flavors from the freshly ground masalas.

for the chicken masala
1/2 kg Chicken
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1tsp lime juice
1/2 cup curds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/4 tsp mace powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
2 med tomatoes
4 onions sliced
2 potatoes cubed & deep fried
to grind to paste
2 cups fresh coriander leaves
1 cup mint leaves
6-7 green chillies/as needed
1 tsp shahi jeera
1/2 tsp cumin seeds

 For the Rice
2 cups basmati rice
2 bay leaves
2 black cardmom
3 green cardmon
1 inch cinnamon stick

2 tbsp ghee
1/2 cup oil
saffron infused in warm milk
dry fruits as needed.


  • Marinate the chicken pieces with curds,salt,ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder.
  • Grind the green masala to fine smooth paste.
  • Add the ground paste to the marinated chicken  and set aside for 1.5 to 2 hrs in the fridge.
  • Fry 2 sliced onions till golden brown and crsip.
  • Fry the potatoes and the nuts ,set aside.
  • In a vessel heat oil add chopped tomatoes and fry till mushy.
  • Then add the remaning sliced  onions and saute till soft and transparent.
  • Add the marinated chicken ,saute for 7-8 mins.
  • Add water and let it cook till the chicken is done.
  • Soak basmati rice in water for about an hour then drain water .
  • In a vessel add enough water to cook the rice .
  • Put all the spices under rice add little salt and cook the rice till 3/4th done.
  • Drain the excess water and keep the rice ready.
 Assembling the biryani
  • In a thick bottomed vessel add melted ghee then spread the layer of rice .
  • Crush the fried onions,put the chicken gravy & the nuts & potatoes.
  • Sprinkle some mint & coriander leaves .
  • Pour 1tsp ghee.
  • Spread the remaining rice .
  • Lastly sprinkle the remaining fried onions ,nuts  and the saffron.
  • Pour the remaining ghee.
  • Cover with lid and keep it on stove top on very low flame for 15-20 min.
  • Serve hot with raita.

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  1. This seems to be def a very tasty biriyani..What is shahi jeera ?

  2. Thanks dear.. Shahi jeera is black cumin seeds.

  3. Delicious biriyani....I love the different way of making biriyani......... I'm sure that this would have finished within no time.........

  4. Delicious BRiyani...looks awesome!

  5. look at that rice, looks so fluffy and yummy

  6. loved the texture of the rice,super yummy n delicious :)

  7. drooling at that biriyani.... yum...

  8. This looks so yumm and mouthwatering...finger licking good...Great recipe:)

  9. Green + Masala + chicken + rice = all my fav and being a number one fan of rice, I am in joy looking at he biryani.

  10. wow gloria very wonderfully explained recipe dear :) i am just drooling at your plate :) hope you could pass me :P beautiful biryani yummy :P

  11. Perfectly made biryani. Mouth watering biryani