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Chicken Donne Biryani Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6 people
Author: Amelia


For the Ground Masala

  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 cups Onions julienne cut
  • 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 5 Cardamom
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 6 Cloves
  • 2-3 Dagad Phool
  • 2-3 Javithri
  • 3 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Shahjeera
  • 4-5 Green Chillies
  • 1/2 cup Mint Leaves
  • 1/2 cup Coriander Leaves
  • 3 small Bay Leaf

For Biryani

  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • 2 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 big Tomatoes
  • 1 kg chicken
  • 3 cups Basmati Rice
  • Salt to taste
  • 4-5 cups Water


  • For ground masala: Heat cooking oil and ghee in a pan and add all the whole spices and sauté.
  • Add onion and green chili and sauté for few minutes then add ginger garlic paste and cook for few minutes.
  • Now, add chopped mint and coriander leaves and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Once the mixture cooled down, transfer it to a mixer jar, add some water and grind to make a smooth paste. Set aside.
  • For biryani: In a wide nonstick pan, heat oil and ghee and add chicken pieces. Sprinkle some salt over the chicken and place the tomato slices on the chicken.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and let them cook on high for 10 minutes. Add the ground masala, mix well and let it cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add water and bring it to a boil then add soaked rice and let it cook well. When the water is almost absorbed, cover with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes. The biryani gets cooked in 10 minutes.
  •  Serve the chicken donne biryani with raita and enjoy.