Easy Achari Biryani

Chicken Biryani

Get the taste of pickles spices from this rice dish. Biryani has a mouthwatering taste that will never stop your hands to eat it.

Achari Biryani Recipe

Author: Hajra Yasir Syeda
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Serves: 6


  • Onion 2-3 (sliced)
  • Ginger garlic paste 2 tbsp
  • Chicken 1/2 kg
  • Tomato 2-4 small (sliced)
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp
  • Black cardamom 2-4
  • Cinnamon 3 sticks
  • Cloves 4-6
  • Whole black pepper 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves 2-4
  • Yogurt ½ cup
  • Fenugreek seeds 1 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds 1 tbsp
  • Black seeds (kalonji) 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds 1 tbsp
  • Rice 1/2 kg
  • Mint leaves a hand full off
  • Curry leaves 2
  • Yellow food color ¼ tsp (mixed in little water)
  • Green coriander and mint leaves for garnish
  • For Chilies Filling
  • Long green chilies 8-10
  • Yogurt 2-3 tbsp
  • Chili powder 1 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Aamchoor powder 2 tbsp


For Chilies Filling
  1. Mix filling ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Cut green chilies from one side and fill mixture in chilies and keep aside.
For Chicken Biryani
  1. Now take onions, heat oil and fry onion to make them golden. Add garlic and ginger paste, chicken, tomatoes, salt and red chili. Stir together.
  2. Add black cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, whole black pepper, cumin seeds, curry leaves 2-4; fry very well.
  3. Add yogurt in a bowl, mix fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, black seeds and mustard seeds in yogurt. Pour this mixture in chicken. Cover and cook until chicken is soft and oil separate. Remove from heat.
  4. Now boil your rice with mint leaves, curry leaves and salt (boil them half not full).
  5. Now arrange one layer rice, one layer chicken masala again one layer rice, spread filled green chilies, then rice again, drop yellow color.
  6. Keep it tight with lid and simmer for 10 minutes. In the end garnish with green coriander and mint leaves; serve hot.

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