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Tomato chicken biryani recipe

Tomato chicken biryani recipe 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 5 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 no bay leaf
  • 4-5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 spring curry leaves
  • 1 large onion - thinly sliced
  • 2 large tomato - finely chopped
  • 600 gms chicken
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1.5 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1.5 cups basmati rice
  • 1 large tomato - cubed for grilling
  • 1 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
  • 3/4 tbsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp kasuri methi
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves


  • heat oil in a pan, add bay leafs, chopped garlic, thinly sliced onions and fry till onions are transparent. 
  • to this, add finely chopped tomatoes and saute for half a minute. 
  • further add chicken, turmeric powder, salt, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder and mix well. 
  • cover and cook the chicken until it is soft. 
  • meanwhile, soak the basmati rice and grill the tomatoes on stove top.
  • when the chicken is done, open and add the rice, grilled tomatoes,, kashmiri chilli powder, garam masala, kasuri methi, 2.25 cups water and mix well. 
  • finally add chopped coriander leaves and seal the vessel with aluminium foil. cover it and cook for about 20 minutes on low flame. 
  • open and fluff it up gently. serve hot with raita.