Kacchi chicken biryani

baasmati rice and marinated chicken

Recipe by samina of

I have tried it and now i have been preparing this kacchi chicken biryani several times... i am sure you all will like this recipe ....do try it once and you will damn relish it

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

  • 1 kg Chicken
  • 400 gms. Rice (basmati)
  • 1 cup Yoghurt
  • 2 nos. Onion, medium
  • 1 tsp Red Chilies, powdered
  • 1 no. Garlic, whole
  • 2 nos. Ginger, small
  • 4 nos. Cloves
  • 5 nos. Cardamom
  • 2 nos. Bay leaves
  • 2 nos. Cinnamon, sticks
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 6 nos. Green Chilies, chopped
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • bunch Saffron


  1. Fry the onions to golden brown and keep aside. Prepare a mixture of yoghurt,garlic,ginger,red chilli powder,salt,greenchillies and oil.
  2. Marinate the chicken in the mixture prepared above for atleast 3hours
  3. Take a separate vessel and boil the rice along with cinnamon,cloves, bayleaves,cardamum and salt till the rice is halfed cooked.
  4. In a big pot spread one layer each of rice and marinated chicken.
  5. on the top put the remaining fried onions and green chopped chillies and some oil.
  6. Sprinkle the saffron powder mixed with milk 2 or 3 places on top of rice.
  7. Cover the pot tightly and put something heavy on it.
  8. Initially cook on high flame for 5-6 min , later simmer and continue cooking for another 30 minutes..
  9. Biryani is ready... serve hot with raiyta yuummmmm.....



Chicken and rice cooks differently . I am not an expert but does Kachi chicken means half cooked chicken? Because I heard beef is cooked rare which is not fully cooked. Could you please add missing details to this recipe


Very Good! I tried this recipe and it came out good. I was not sure about using the raw chicken in the biryani so, I cooked the chicken first and then removed all the bones from the chicken and then assembled it with the rice in layers for biryani. I will definitely be making this dish again. Thank you.

r mohajir

In kacchi biryani whether it is mutton or chicken used ,raw meat is always used ,mutton needs to marinade a longer time with raw papaya .Plus kacchi biryani needs a lot of practice to make .Safe making pucci biryani ,but kacchi biryani definitely tastes good .You can put crushed gloden brown fried onions to the marinade ,lemon juice as well as lots of hara dhania & pudina .


U need to cook the chicken half if u are putting it as a layer in between rice or else the chicken wil not get cooked. [OR] If u wish to make it without cooking the chicken, then place the chicken at the botton of the vessel and then put half cooked rice above it. Finally cook on low flame.


Compared to chicken, rice cooks faster. You are half boiling the rice and not the chicken. In the receipe the chicken does not gets cooked. You are not even using water the layer of rice at the bottom gets burnt. Please explain

Farida Noorani

this biryani is what my grandmother used to make and i still make it also. the milk you can use 1 cup and warm it up a for a few seconds in the microwave and add the saffron to it. also you can skip the red chilli and add the green chillies instead. also warm up some oil and add it after you add the milk.

reshma reddy

i think this is a nice recp but ya the directions r nt provided in a proper way may be this is the only thing tat lacks her hmmm..........

Pearlie Vaz

You said, marinate the chicken for 3 hrs .. and than add the same to the half cooked rice. Is it that you add the raw chicken to the rice?


its a good recipe but u havent mentioned the amount of milk to be put on top of the rice.


a variation to your chicken biryani would be to add a layer of boiled masoor dhal, maybe a few boiled eggs and also fried potatoes. Enjoy!!!