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chicken spinach biriyani

chicken spinach biriyani

Cook Duration 90:00
Food TypeNon-veg
Recipe Calories 568kcal


  • Recipe Ingredients listRice 40 gm
  • Recipe Ingredients listGreen cardamom
  • Recipe Ingredients listCloves
  • Recipe Ingredients listCinnamon
  • Recipe Ingredients listBay leaf
  • Recipe Ingredients listLemon
  • Recipe Ingredients listBlack peppercorns
  • Recipe Ingredients listTomato 1
  • Recipe Ingredients listOnion 1
  • Recipe Ingredients listCurd
  • Recipe Ingredients listSpinach 200 gm
  • Recipe Ingredients listChicken 200 gm
  • Recipe Ingredients listGaram masala
  • Recipe Ingredients listRose water



Take 40 gm of rice .Soak it for 30 mins.


Take a heavy bottomed kadhai.Put 200 gm of chicken. Add 1 teaspoon of ginger garlic paste, half onion paste. Chop 1 onion and mix. Add 2 cardamom, 3 peppercorns, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 bay leaf, some ginger julians,salt, garam masala,1 teaspoon mustard oil, 1 teaspoon of redchilli powder.Mix everything.


Add boiling water on the above mix and heat up the chicken mix in highest temp till it starts boiling.


Once the water starts boiling, lower the gas and put it on medium flame for 20 mins with lid on.


By the mean time start prepping the spinach. Boil water in a pan with some salt. Once the water starts boiling add the spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes.


After 2minutes Remove the spinach from the pan and put it in ice cold / cold water and wash it thoroughly and keep aside.


Now let’s start with the rice. Again boil water in a pan. Once the water starts bouncing add the whole spices in the water and some salt and squeeze 1 lemon on to the water. Let the water boil for 2-3 minutes so that the aroma of spices mix into the water. Then add the rice. Cook the rice for 2-3 minutes maximum and then drain the rice of its starch and put the rice under cold water so that the rice stops cooking. Spread the rice in a plate.


Once 20 min is over, open the lid of ur chicken pot, give it a stir . Add 1 tomato to it and give it a mix. Take 2 tablespoon of curd and mix it slowly with the chicken mix. At this point if u feel that u need to add some water in the chicken so that it doesn’t get burnt, add some hot water and give it a mix. After that cover it up and cook for some more time.


Cook the chicken till the oil starts coming out and it’s thoroughly cooked and very less amount of gravy is left.


Now place the boiled spinach on top of the chicken slowly and make a layer of spinach .


Put the flame to low. Now slowly add the rice on top of the spinach bed. Add 5ml of rose water and half teaspoon of garam masala on top.


Once all set, cover the mouth of ur pot with a baking sheet or a cloth and then put on lid and the flame should be on the lowest .


Cook it on low heat for 20-25 minutes.After that turn of the gas but don’t open the lid.


Open the lid after 15-20 minutes and ur pot biriyani is ready to enjoy.
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