Special BBQ Chicken Biryani

Special BBQ Chicken Biryani recipe just in time for the weekend. #HappyCookingToYou #ShanSpices

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  • Lal mirch (Red chili) whole 6
  • Dhania (Coriander) seeds 1 tbs
  • Kabab chini (All spice) 8-10
  • Baadiyan ka phool (Star anise) half
  • Zeera (Cumin) seeds 1 tbs
  • Kaali mirch (Black pepper) corns 10
  • Long (Cloves) 7-8
  • Bari elaichi (Black cardamom) 1
  • Zarday ka rang (Yellow food color) pinch
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Lal mirch (Red chili) powder 1 tsp or to taste
  • Haldee (Turmeric powder) ¼ tsp
  • Adrak lehsan (Ginger garlic) paste ½ tbs
  • Dahi (Yogurt) 2 tbs
  • Lemon juice 1 & ½ tbs
  • Chicken biryani cut 500gms
  • Cooking oil as required
  • Cooking oil ½ cup
  • Pyaaz (Onion) sliced 1
  • Tez pata (Bay leaves) 2
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 3
  • Darchini (Cinnamon) stick 1
  • Green chilies 4-5
  • Tamatar (Tomatoes) sliced 1
  • Haldee (Turmeric) powder ½ tsp
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Lal mirch (Red chili) powder 1 tsp or to taste
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Adrak lehsan (Ginger garlic) paste 1 tbs
  • Dahi (Yogurt) ½ cup
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) ½ cup
  • Podina (Mint) leaves ½ cup
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried ½ cup
  • Dahi (Yogurt) ¼ cup
  • Zarday ka rang (Yellow food color) ½ tsp
  • Chawal (Rice) ½ kg soaked and boiled
  • Pyaaz (Onion) fried as required


Grind whole red chilies, coriander seeds, all spice, Star anise, cumin seeds, black pepper corns, cloves and black cardamom until coarsely ground and set aside.

In a bowl mix yellow food color, salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste and yogurt and add in chicken and mix well and marinate for 30 minutes.

Fry the chicken mix until it is done and charred and give coal smoke for 2 minutes and set aside. -In another pot add onions in heated oil and fry till translucent then add bay leaves, cinnamon, green cardamom and fry until golden brown and crackled.

Then add green chilies, tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt, red chili powder, prepared spice mix, garam masala powder, ginger garlic paste, mix and add yogurt, then mix well and cook until oil separates.

Then add fresh coriander, mint leaves, fried onion and the BBQ chicken.

Whisk yellow food color in yogurt and add in the biryani mix.

Add the boiled rice and sprinkle with fried onion and the prepared spice mix then cover with lid and steam cook for 8-10 minutes.

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