A hot-pot of flavourful rice with aromatic spices and herbs - biryani is sure to tantalise the taste buds of many of us. Let's just agree, we can never say no to a plate full of the meaty goodness! It's heavenly, aromatic and is immensely loved not just in India but across the globe. While it is believed to have been introduced to India by the Mughals and is one of the most popular dishes in the Islamic culture, it has been thoroughly embraced by all across India. One can find a variety of biryanis down South too, where it is believed to have been introduced through the Arabs.
If you move from north towards the south, one can find a countless variety of biryanis. From Calicut-special to the Hyderabadi marvel, we can never get enough of biryani in India. Then there's the style of cooking that varies too, from 'dum' style to the 'handi' biryani, there's never a dearth of any. And then the meats, chicken mutton, fish or the simple vegetarian one, tossed in spices, all are simply irresistible! Chicken biryani is one of the most popular one out of these.
We have here 13 of the best chicken biryanis that you can try at home:
1. Calicut Chicken Biryani
From the beautiful city of Calicut, comes this authentic chicken Biryani. A quick and easy recipe using chicken and rice with distinct flavours from the South, Calicut chicken biryani can easily be the star dish at any dinner table. Find the recipe here.
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2. Bamboo Biryani
Biryani inside a bamboo! Yes, you read that right. This unique biryani recipe has rice, spices and chicken cooked together and served inside clean and cooked bamboos. A southern-style biryani, this is even served on a banana leaf! Find the recipe here.
3. Hyderabadi Murgh Dum Biryani
Straight from the streets of Hyderabad, get the authentic flavours in your kitchen. One of the most popular biryani recipes, this dish is surely here to win hearts. Topped with deep-brown, fried onions, this hyderabadi biryani has layers of marinated chicken and rice cooked in dum style. Find the recipe here.
4. Murgh Kofte Ki Biryani
Do you fancy kebabs made with minced and spiced chicken? If yes, then this biryani is exactly for you! Chicken koftes tossed with rice, spices, cram, milk and saffron, murgh kofte ki biryani is an irresistible delicacy, perfect for a lavish dinner treat at home. Find the recipe here.
5. Kozhikodan Biryani
Topped with boiled eggs, this southern-style biryani is simply unmissable! Tantalising spices like fennel powder, red chilli, green chilli and turmeric cooked with basmati rice, tomatoes, ginger-garlic and chicken, makes for this stellar biryani. Find the recipe here.
6. Handi Biryani
Layers of vegetables, rice, spices, milk and chicken gravy, cooked in a handi, makes for this mouth-watering biryani - perfect for all occasions! Find the recipe here.
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7. Chicken Biryani With Coconut Milk
A heart-warming combination of spices and condiments, simmered with chicken pieces and rice. This chicken biryani has an added dose of coconut milk, which makes it a creamy, aromatic treat. Find the recipe here.
A high-protein biryani that is easy, delicious and healthy too! Here's a one-pot wholesome meal of biryani that spells indulgence. Chicken quinoa biryani has juicy, succulent chicken chunks tossed with well-cooked quinoa instead of rice! Find the recipe here.
9. Chicken Reshmi Biryani
Explore the burst of flavours, coated in a mix of chicken and rice with this delightful biryani recipe. A simple recipe, chicken reshmi biryani is everything you need for a hearty meal. Find the recipe here.
10. Dum Murgh Ki Kacchi Biryani
This one is a must try for all you chicken lovers. Raw chicken pieces marinated and cooked with rice dum style - simply lip-smacking! Find the recipe here.
11. Riceless Chicken Biryani
And if you think biryani with rice is just too main-stream, switch to vermicelli! Yes, you can do that too! With this easy chicken biryani made with all the spices and herbs used in biryani but with vermicelli instead of rice. Easy, fuss-free and just as delicious as your regular rice biryani! Find the recipe here.
12. One Pot Chicken Biryani
This one pot chicken biryani will yield you with the same tastes and flavours of a normal recipe, without the effort!
13. Yakhni Biryani
Long-grain Basmati rice teams up with the juicy and succulent chicken pieces and whole spices to make this authentic Yakhni Biryani.
Try these scrumptious chicken biryani recipes at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.