Chicken/ Mutton – 1/2 kg

Rice – 1/2 kg, soak them in water

Onion – 1 large

Tomatoes – 3 large

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp

Dried plums – 5-6

Yogurt – 1/2 cup

Salt – to taste

Red chili powder – 1 tbsp

Turmeric power – 1/2 tsp

Coriander seeds – 1/2 tsp crushed

Cumin – 1/2 tsp

Fennel – 1/2 tsp

Large cardamom – 2

Small cardamom – 4

Cinnamon stick – 2 small

Whole black pepper – 6-7

Fresh coriander an mint leaves – as needed

Green chillies – 3 large

Food color – few drops


  • Fry thinly sliced onion till light brown, remove half and spread on paper towel.
  • Now add ginger garlic and stir add chopped tomatoes and fry till soft.
  • Now add yogurt and all other spices. Stir and add green chillies and chicken/ mutton.
  • Add 1 cup water and let it cook till tender and oil separate.
  • Add coriander leaves and mint leaves.Set aside and boil rice.
  • In a large pot add salt and 1 tbsp vinegar. You can add Biryani essence 1 tsp to give a Deghi Aroma to your biryani. Let water boil and add washed rice.
  • Boil Rice and strain.
  • In a pot pour oil to grease bottom and then spread rice then chicken and then again rice.
  • Sprinkle brown onion, yellow food color and coriander.
  • Let it simmer for 10 minutes and serve with raita and salad.