Chicken Potli Biryani Recipe

Chicken Potli Biryani Recipe

Chicken Potli Biryani is a one pot dish and is usually served with raita and salad. I have prepared chicken biryani earlier but this one is quite different from the previous ones.

In this potli biryani, green chilli is used instead of red chilli powder and chicken is pressure cooked along with some spices so that the flavours of spices gets in the water and the rice is cooked in that boiled water which gives yummy flavours to the rice.

You can also make mutton biryani like this, you have to replace the chicken with mutton and pressure cook for few more minutes.

In my house, everyone loves biryani like I do. Follow my easy recipe with step by step pictures.

Chicken Potli Biryani Recipe

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients for Marinating :

Ingredients Quantity
Chicken 1 kg
Yogurt 200 gram
Dry fenugreek leaves 1 teaspoon
Salt as needed
Lemon 1 teaspoon

Ingredients for Biryani:

Ingredients Quantity
Basmati rice 1 kg
Coriander seeds (Khada dhaniya) 1/2 cup
Aniseed ( Saunf ) 1/2 cup
Ginger 1 inch piece
Garlic 10-12 cloves
Onion 3
Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
Cloves 4-5
Cardamom green 4
Cardamom brown 2
Nutmeg small piece
Black pepper 1/2 teaspoon
Oil 250 ml
Bay leaf 2-3
Milk 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon stick 1 inch piece
Green chilli 8-10 no’s
Food color a pinch


Important: Marinate the chicken along with the spices given “ under table “ for 4-5 hours.

1.Take coriander seeds, aniseed, chopped onion, crushed ginger and garlic in a cotton cloth and make potli of it. Add potli into pressure cooker along with the marinated chicken and pressure cook it for about 4-5 whistle on medium heat.

Chicken Potli Biryani Recipe Step 1

2. Switch off the flame and open pressure cooker and take out the chicken pieces in a plate. Reserve water into another bowl and squeeze out the juices of seeds from the potli and discard the potli.

Chicken Potli Biryani Recipe Step 2

3. Heat the wok with oil and saute with chopped onion, green chilli, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and cardamom green. Fry it until onions are light golden brown in color.

Chicken Potli Biryani Recipe Step 3

4. Grind 5-6 cloves garlic, 1/2 inch piece of ginger, black pepper, cardamom brown, cumin seeds, cloves, nutmeg to make fine paste. Add ground paste into wok and cook the spices on medium heat till oil shows separately.

Chicken Potli Biryani Recipe Step 4

5. Add cooked chicken pieces into wok and fry it for about 4-5 minutes on slow heat.

Chicken Potli Biryani Recipe Step 5

6. Add reserved water and some more tap water, soaked rice and salt into wok, mix it well and cook covered on medium heat for 8-10 minutes. Dissolve food color in a teaspoon milk, when the rice is about to cook sprinkle food color on the rice and cook covered on slow heat for another 5-6 minutes.

Chicken Potli Biryani Recipe Step 6

7. Chicken potli biryani is ready, serve hot with raita and salad.

Chicken Potli Biryani Recipe Step 8

8. Enjoy!!

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