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Amma Chicken Biryani


Amma Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani is a family favorite and this is my amma’s signature dish.Most sunday menu’s with chicken biryani.Easy pressure cooker chicken biryani.


  • 2 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 5 Cloves
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 full Star anise
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 3 sticks curry leaves
  • 2 pinch turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder(to taste)
  • 1 ½ cup jeera rice/seeragasamba rice/basmati rice
  • 2 cup water
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 ½ tsp ghee
  • 1 ½ tsp oil


For grind masala paste:

  • 30 Small onions
  • 5 garlic pods
  • 1 ½ inch ginger
  • 25 mint leaves
  • 5 stick coriander leaves
  • 3 pinch garam masala powder

For Chicken Marination:

  • ½ lb(250gms) chicken
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 pinch Garam Masala Powder
  • 2 tsp Curd
  • Salt to taste


  1. Take a Bowl,add chicken,ginger garlic paste,chilli powder,turmeric powder,garam masala powder,curd,salt mix well and marination for 30 mins.
  2. In a mixer, small onions, garlic pods, ginger, mint leaves, coriander leaves, garam masala powder to grind a fine paste masala.
  3. Heat oil+ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves, bay leaves, star anise. And add curry leaves chopped, grind masala paste to sauté for 5 mins.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes sauted for 2 mins. Then add turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt sauted for a min.
  5. Add chicken mix well and sauted for a min then add a ghee roasted rice mix well (see note how to roasted). Add ½ cup coconut milk, 2 cup water mix well.
  6. Finely, add a sprinkle of ghee mix and covered with the lid for 1 whistle.20 mins resting time to open.
  7. Serve hot with raita and kulambu.


  • Ghee roasted rice- wash rice quickly, heat the ghee 1 ½ tsp full in a pan drop the rice stir continuously to the lightly rice smell comes out take it out.

Sample Pictorial:


Take bowl,add chicken,ginger garlic paste,turmeric powder,chilli powder,garam masala powder,curd and salt and mix well marination for 30 mins.



Heat ghee in a pan.



Wash rice and add immediately.



Take small onion,mint leaves,coriander leaves,ginger,garlic,garam masala powder and grind a fine paste.



Add ghee in a pressure cooker.



Add cinnamon sticks,cloves,cardamom,star anise,bay leaf.



Add curry leaves.



Add grinded paste and saute for raw smell goes out.



Take chopped tomato.



Add tomato and saute for 2 mins.



Add turmeric powder,chilli powder and salt and saute for a min.



Add marinated chicken and saute for 2 mins.



Add roasted rice and mix well.



Add water and coconut milk.



Cover with the lid and cook for 1 whistle.15 mins resting time to open.Amma Chicken Biryani is ready now.



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