Arabic Style Chicken Biriyani


Arabic style chicken biriyani is way too different from the biriyani prepared in our sub-continent. The flavour of spices is subtle and the addition of orange rind to rice gives it an entire new taste. Check out the recipe of Arabian Chicken biriyani…

Recipe for Arabic style Chicken Biriyani

Ingredients required

Basmati Rice/Long grained rice- 2 cups

Chicken- 8 pieces

Onion- 1(sliced)

Bay leaf-2

Orange rind- that of one orange

Garlic- 4 cloves(chopped)


Cloves- 4

Cinnamon stick- 3

Coriander- 1 tbsp

Vegetable oil- 1/4 cup

Blackpeppercorns- 1 tbsp

Tomato puree- 1 cup

Salt -as per requirement

Method of Preparation

Heat saucepan and add oil.Add Bay leaf and saute onion and garlic till onion become translucent.

Add tomato puree and all the spices i.e garlic,cardamom,cloves ,cinnamon sticks ,coriander and black peppercorns.

Add chicken pieces and enough salt and allow it to cook.

When the chicken pieces are cooked remove the chicken pieces.In the broth (the water for the rice to get cooked must be 4 cups, so add enough water to make the broth to 4 cups)add rice and orange rind and let it cook.

Shallow fry these pieces in another pan.

To serve, place rice and on top of it keep 2-3 pieces of chicken pieces.

arabic style chicken biriyani

Arabic style Chicken Biriyani is too aromatic and delicious that you will surely enjoy . So, gonna try soon, Right?

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Hi, I am Sherien Mohamed Ramzan,the owner of this blog. Cooking has always been a passion for me and this blog travels through my collection of delectable recipes. This blog is my humble attempt to share the recipes that I have tried successfully in my kitchen.I have a full-time job as Assistant Engineer in Harbour Engineering Department. I am married to Abu Syed and a busy mom of 1 year old baby.


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