tawa chicken biryani

Tawa chicken biryani recipe

Tawa chicken biryani is a spicy and flavorful rice prepared by tossing cooked rice in spicy chicken mixture. Tawa chicken biryani is different both in the making and taste from the regular biryani as it is cooked in tawa, though the ingredients list is little longer it is very easy to make and is a fuss free recipe as it involves no grinding which makes it easy for beginners to make as well. For the below recipe i used store brought fried onions, but you can use home made ones by frying thinly sliced onion in oil until golden brown and crispy. So lets get to the making!
I prepared this tawa chicken biryani for an event called “Cook Along with Sandy” hosted by me for uaefoodguide today. So i thought to share the recipe in my blog as well.


  • Basmati rice – 1 cup
  • Chicken – ½ lb
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 2
  • Green chilli – 2
  • Mint – ½ cup
  • Cilantro – ½ cup
  • Curd – 2 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Cashews – 5
  • Dry grapes – 5
  • Fried onion – 1/4 cup

Whole spices

  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Clove – 2
  • Cardamom – 1
  • Cinnamon stick – ½
  • Star anise – 1
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Fennel seeds – ¼ tsp

How to make tawa chicken biryani with step by step images

tawa chicken biryani

  1. Wash and soak rice for 20 minutes. Then cook rice in electric cooker or pressure cooker for 3 whistles. Keep the cooked rice aside. Slice onions, chop tomatoes, mint and cilantro. Keep it aside.
    tawa chicken biryani
  2. Heat oil in a tawa add whole spices after it crackles and is aromatic add sliced onions and green chilli. Saute well add ginger garlic paste. Saute until the raw flavor goes.
    tawa chicken biryani
  3. Now add chopped mint and cilantro, saute well. When mint and cilantro shrink add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt. Mix well and let the tomatoes cook.
    tawa chicken biryani
  4. When the tomatoes have cooked add curd and chicken pieces to the tomato mixture and mix well. Add little water and allow the chicken to cook with lid on.
    tawa chicken biryani
  5. When the chicken mixture looks dry and cooked, add cooked basmati rice and mix gently. When done put off the flame and garnish it with chopped cilantro, fried cashews, dry grapes and fried onion. Serve it hot with raita!


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