How To Make Special Pakistani Chicken Masala Biryani At Home?

How To Make Special Pakistani Chicken Masala Biryani At Home?

Chicken Masala Biryani is well-known street food in Pakistan. Masala Biryani is for extreme biryani LOVERS. A prominent feature of this type of biryani is its lip sacking and spicey taste. On this blogging site, I have already mentioned the recipe of Masala Karachi biryani. Like their names, there are lots of similarities between these two biryanis. However, their methods of cooking are a little bit different. Masala Biryani is a major part of Pakistani food cuisine, especially local street food cuisine.


Taste of Chicken Biryani Masala:

Masala Biryani

This is one of the spiciest biryanis in Pakistan. Fresh mint, coriander or other green masala ingredients make this biryani so aromatic and delicious. It’s very hard to spice lovers to ignore such yummy biryani. If you try this biryani, that would be a gift to your taste buds. And If you cook this biryani for your special occasions then It will make your celebrations more special. Therefore, you must have tried this Masala biryani at least at once. Following is the best and authentic recipe for Chicken Masala Biryani.



Major Ingredients:



Ginger Garlic Paste


Black peppers



Mint Leaves

Star anise

Cinnamon Sticks


Cumin Seeds



Green Chillies

Lemon Juice

Basmati Rice


Yellow Food Colour


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Recipe of Chicken Masala Biryani

May 10, 2021
: 40 min
: 1 hr 20 min
: 2H

Chicken Masala Biryani or simply Masala Biryani is the main biryani dish of Pakistan. People belong to Singh or Punjab are the true follower of this kind of Biryani. Similarly, many foreign visitors like Americans, Canadians, or British also belong to those who are mad about Pakistani Masala Biryani. Following is the authentic and traditional Pakistani Recipe of Masala Biryani.


  • 3 medium-size tomatoes
  • 1 sliced onion
  • ½ cup coriander
  • ½ cup mint leave
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup of cooking oil
  • 4 green and 3 black cardamom
  • 4 large sliced onions
  • ½ tsp black pepper (whole)
  • 7 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 fresh green chillies
  • 3 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1.2 paprika powder
  • 1 ½ red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp or to taste salt
  • 1 kg bone-in chicken
  • 1 kg Basmati/sella Rice
  • ¼ tsp mace powder
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg powder
  • 2 tsp water
  • ½ tsp yellow food colour
  • Step 1 In a pot add cooking oil and onions and fry until golden brown
  • Step 2 In a bowl add onions, fresh coriander, mint leaves, and lemon juice and mix well & set aside
  • Step 3 From the cooking pot take half quantity of fried onions
  • Step 4 Then add cardamoms, black peppercorns, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaf
  • Step 5 add green chillies
  • Step 6 add ginger-garlic paste and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Step 7 Then add water and mix well
  • Step 8 After add garam masala
  • Step 9 Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and paprika powder
  • Step 10 Add salt and mix well
  • Step 11 Then add a mixture of onions and tomatoes
  • Step 12 Cook well until tomatoes are soft
  • Step 13 Add chicken and mix well until changes its colour
  • Step 14 Put a lid on the pot and cook 8-10 minutes and high heat
  • Step 15 When oil separates take out a bowl
  • Step 16 Spread half of the boiled rice in the same pot
  • Step 17 Add cooked chicken
  • Step 18 Then add remaining boiled rice
  • Step 19 Add nutmeg and mace powder
  • Step 20 Mix yellow food colour in water and put it in the cooking pot
  • Step 21 Lastly, add fried onions and food colour
  • Step 22 Cover the pot and steam cook for 10 minutes on low flame
  • Step 23 Your Chicken Masala Biryani is ready
  • Step 24 This recipe is for 5 – 6 servings

CREDIT: Food Fusion YouTube Channel

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