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Tandoori Chicken Biryani Recipe by Chef Zakir

This is a very simple and easy biryani recipe. The tandoori chicken is a great twist on the traditional biryani and the flavors are fresh and delicious. Serve it with your favorite raita.

Tandoori Chicken Biryani Recipe By Chef Zakir

Tandoori Chicken Biryani


  • ½ kg Chicken
  • 250 gm yogurt
  • 1 Onion, cut into slices
  • 2 tomatoes (sliced)
  • 4 green chilies (cut lengthwise)
  • ¼ bunch coriander leaves
  • ¼ bunch mint leaves
  • ½ cup clarified butter (ghee)
  • 100 gm plums
  • 300 gm Rice
  • 1 tbsp. red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. all spice powder
  • 2 tbsps. ginger/ garlic paste
  • ½ tsp yellow food color
  • ½ tsp nutmeg and mace powder
  • ½ tsp green and black cardamom powder
  • Whole all spice as required
  • 2 Star anise
  • 2 tbsps. kewra
  • Salt to taste

 Tandoori Chicken Biryani Cooking Method

  1. Preheat oven at 180 c.
  2. Soak the rice in water for half an hour.
  3. In a bowl mix 1 tbsp. of ginger/garlic paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, all spice powder, salt and 125 gm yogurt.
  4. Make small cuts on the chicken and let marinate in the spice mix.
  5. Grease the baking tray and put the chicken over the baking tray.
  6. Cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

For the Gravy

  1. In a bowl mix the food color and kewra and keep aside.
  2. Take out 2 tbsps. of clarified butter and keep it aside too.
  3. On a low flame, heat the remaining clarified butter in a pan and fry the onion, whole all spice and star anise.
  4. When the onions are golden brown, add the remaining ginger/garlic paste and mix well.
  5. Add the green chilies and the remaining yogurt and cook till the yogurt dries up.
  6.  Add the plums, tomatoes, salt, half cup of water, 2 tsp of kewra mix and half the quantity of coriander and mint leaves.
  7. Cook it for 2 minutes and turn of the flame.

For Biryani

  1. In a pan boil rice with a bit of salt. Semi cook the rice.
  2. Put ¼ tsp nutmeg and mace powder, ¼ tsp black and green cardamom powder and the remaining coriander and mint leaves on top of the gravy.
  3. Top it with the tandoori chicken.
  4. When the rice is cooked, take 1/3 of the rice and layer it on top of the chicken.
  5. Take the rest of the rice and add the remaining nutmeg and mace powder, ¼ tsp green and black cardamom powder, 1 tsp kewra mix and 2 tbsps. clarified butter on top and mix.
  6. Layer this on top of the remaining rice.
  7. And on low flame, steam rice for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Tandoori style Chicken Biryani is ready to serve.

Serves: 6

Cook Time: 50-55 Minutes

Perp Time: 30 Minutes

Green Chicken Biryani Recipe by Chef Zakir

Green Chicken Biryani is a special recipe by chef Zakir. It has acceptability in people of all ages. This is quite different recipe which usually cooked at home. Green chicken Biryani is very easy to prepare with little effort consumed on it.

Green Chicken Biryani Recipe by Chef Zakir

Green Chicken Biryani


  • ½  kg Chicken
  • ½  kg Rice
  • ½  bunch Coriander
  • ½  bunch Mint
  • 250 gm Yogurt
  • 250 gm Green chilies
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 cup Clarified butter
  • 1 cup Peas
  • 100 gm Plums
  • Hot spices as required
  • 1 tsp Mace & Nutmeg powder
  • ½  tsp Cardamon powder
  • 2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste

Green Chicken Biryani: Cooking Directions

  1. Take a pan, heat up butter in it and fry onion, when onion are light brown, take out half quantity and put them aside.
  2. In half remaining onions, now add 2 tbsp ginger & garlic paste and ½ kg chicken and cook till chicken turns to white.
  3. Then add chopped ingredients e.g. chopped ½ bunch of coriander, ½ bunches of mint and 250 grams green chilies (which are chopped in a chopper and made a mixture.) and also include 1 cup peas.
  4. Cover the lid and cook on a medium flame till chicken is properly done.
  5. On the other hand, soak ½ kg rice for half an hour and then boil in pot, when rice is done for Biryani remove the flame.
  6. Now in chicken gravy, add a layer of yogurt, 1 tsp mace and nutmeg powder, 1/2 tsp
    cardamom powder, rest of the golden brown onions, 100 grams plums and 2 tbsp
    kewra. Put layer of rice over it. Pour rest of the clarified butter on rice and
    flatten it and cook for further10 to 12 minutes.

Tasty Green Chicken Biryani is ready to enjoy. Serve it with plain yogurt, raita and salad. This is happily enjoyed both in summer and winter seasons. Without Biryani, party menu is not completed. There are very easy steps to follow for the preparation of this green Biryani and the ingredients used are commonly available at home.

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Yields: 3-4 servings

Bombay Biryani Recipe by Shireen Anwar

Bombay Biryani is a classic South East Asian dish. Shireen Anwar has revealed a simple and delicious recipe of Bombay Biryani for young cooks that they can easily manage. This delicious Bombay Biryani can be served in parties, functions and to very special guests also. With a little consumption of time and effort, you can get a wonderful rice dish.

Bombay Biryani Recipe by Shireen Anwar

Bombay Biryani


  • 750 gram Chicken, cut into 16’s pieces
  • ½ kg white Rice
  • 1 tbps. and 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 ½ cup  Fried onions, Golden brown
  • ¾ cup Oil
  • 3 tsp Ginger paste
  • 3 tsp Garlic paste
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 1 tsp all-spice powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp White cumin powder
  • 8 Green chilies, ground
  • ½ bunch Coriander leaves
  • 3 Potatoes
  • 1 tbps. Whole spices
  • 6 whole Green chilies
  • A pinch of Yellow food color
  • 1 tbps. Kewra essence

Bombay Biryani: Cooking Directions

  1. Take a bowl and marinate the chicken pieces in yogurt, green chilies, garlic paste, ginger paste, salt, chili powder, cumin powder, all-spice powder for at-least an hour.
  2. Boil rice with 1 tbps. salt and whole spices to develop the taste of all flavors finely in the rice. Boil the rice till half done.
  3. Now peel out potatoes and cut them in halves.
  4. Then in a frying pan, fry potatoes.
  5. Take a cup and dissolve a pinch of yellow food color in two tbps. of water.
  6. Heat oil in a pan, add marinated chicken with 1 cup fried onion and cook till tender.
  7. In a pan layer half of the rice, cover with chicken mixture, then potatoes, ½ cup fried onion, chopped coriander and green chilies.
  8. Now layer the remaining rice on top.
  9. Then add yellow color mixture, cover tightly and steam on very low heat for 15 minutes because at the stage rice are half boiled and if we put them on high flame, they will properly be cooked/boiled.
  10. When done, sprinkle kewra essence on top and cover the lid just for 2 minutes, then remove that pan from the stove.
  11. Delicious Bombay Biryani is ready.

Bombay Biryani Serving Suggestion

Now, dish out biryani and enjoy the brilliantly cooked tasty Biryani with fresh yogurt raita and raw vegetable salad. Preparation time: 1 hr and 40 min Cook time: 35 min Yield: 4 people

Chicken Tikka Biryani Recipe by Chef Shireen Anwar

Chicken Tikka Biryani is a delicious and traditional Pakistani recipe. It is easy to prepare and have a great taste. This Chicken Tikka Biryani is a dish which is mostly liked in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. This biryani recipe is fine and perfect combination of chicken, bbq,  rice and spices in one dish.

Chicken Tikka Biryani shireen anwar recipe

Chicken Tikka Biryani


  • 1 kilo Chicken
  • 1 tablespoon Red chili, ground
  • 4 tablespoons Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Hot spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/4 cup Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Orange food color
  • ½ kilo gram White Rice, boiled
  • 1 tablespoon All spices, whole

For Spice:-

  • 1 cup Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 2 medium size Onions, chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 15 Mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 4 Green chilies, chopped


  1. First, marinate chicken with vinegar, red chili pepper, salt, hot spice powder, ginger garlic paste, orange food color, and with black pepper for 30 to 40 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat for 2-3 minutes, now cook the chicken until it becomes shallow and tender.
  3. Now stems the chicken with coal and cover it from all sides.
  4. In a separate frying pan heat oil and add onion in it and cook it until they become light brown.
  5. Now add chopped tomatoes, red chili, salt, turmeric powder, coriander and cook it well.
  6. After 5 minutes, add yogurt in it and make a thick mixture paste.
  7. Now add coriander leaves, mint leave and green chilies and steamed chicken in this mixture paste.
  8. In a separate pot, boil the rice by adding salt and whole spice.
  9. Take a separate dish and make one layer of chicken gravy and another layer of boiled rice and repeat this process until all chicken and rice mixture is done. Steam rice for 5 minutes.
  10. Turn on the flame and mix well without breakage of rice.
  11. Tikka Biryani recipe with chicken is ready to serve, hot!

Preparation Time: 35 to 40 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Servings: 2-3 people