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chicken biryani using shan masala, with readymade biryani masala

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Recipe for easy chicken biryani made using shan biryani masala. Easy bachelors biryani made with readymade biryani masala.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 persons 1x



For marinating Chicken

  • 1 Kg Chicken
  • 3 tablespoon readymade biryani masala
  • 1/3 cup yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 4 green chillies, chopped
  • 5 sprigs mint leaves , chopped
  • 5 sprigs coriander leaves, chopped

Other Ingredients

  • 2 Cups / 500 ml Basmati Rice
  • 1 tablespoon salt added to water for cooking rice
  • 4 tablespoon vegetable / sunflower oil
  • 3 medium sized onions, sliced


  1. Take a big bowl and add in the chicken pieces. We use chicken pieces with bone. Add 3 tablespoon of the biryani masala. Most of the ready made biryani masala have salt. So no need to add any salt. Add in the yogurt, ginger garlic paste, chopped green chillies, chopped mint leaves and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well. Let the chicken marinate for one hour.
  2. In the mean time soak basmati rice in water for one hour. After one hour, boil a big pot of water and add in a tablespoon full of salt to the water. Let it come to a boil. Add in the soaked and drained rice to the boiling water. Cook until the rice is 80% done.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add the onions and cover the pan with a lid. Cook until the onions are brown. Open the lid and saute once in a while so the bottom of the pan doesn’t burn.
  4. Add in the marinated chicken. Add 1/2 cup of water. Mix well. Slightly increase the flame and cover with a lid. Cook for 20 minutes stirring occasionally. After 20 minutes, the chicken will be cooked and there will be some gravy. Add in the partially cooked rice. Mix well to combine.
  5. Now, we are ready for dum. Take a dosa pan and place the biryani pot on the dosa pan. Put the flame of the stove on low and let it cook in dum for 15 minutes.
  6. Biryani is ready. Serve with raita.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Biryani
  • Cuisine: Indian
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