How To Make Chicken Biryani In The Microwave?
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What Is Chicken Biryani?

Chicken Biryani is a savoury mix of meat (chicken), vegetables, spices and rice. It is a layered, aromatic cuisine closely associated with the Mughlai tradition. Their unique cooking style has given so much to India's food culture, making it a perfect cultural blend with our other food dishes. Originating from Persia, Biriyani then travelled to Hyderabad and has become one of the eccentric culinary masterpieces. 

However, there is a common notion that you must spend a lot of time preparing the dish, and you certainly can't skip a method. But today with the perfect measurements and ingredients, you can ace this recipe using a microwave. In this blog, we will discuss a biriyani-making process that does not require high-level expertise and can be prepared quickly. Try this recipe with your family and friends and share love through food. 

How To Make Chicken Biryani In A Microwave?

For preparing Chicken biryani, the base ingredient you require is rice and chicken. Keeping every component in perfect proportion is the key to correctly amalgamating rice, spices, and chicken in one place. Taking Basmati rice is a preferable choice because of the long-grained texture and enhancing fragrance.

A chicken biryani consists of appropriate amounts of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates and a stable fat quantity beneficial for post-exercise and workouts as the body requires energy after rigorous activities. Let us prepare this delectable dish with a simplified microwave recipe by following the proper instructions and processes and the correct mix of ingredients.


The ingredients can be systematically divided into two parts to understand requirements better.

For The Chicken Part

  • Chicken Broiler 1 kg or cut 8 pieces
  • Grated onions 2 teaspoon
  • Ginger Paste 2 teaspoon
  • Garlic Paste ½ teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • Turmeric ½ teaspoon 
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper
  • Tomato 1 cup grated
  • ½ cup coriander leaves chopped
  • ½ cup hung curd
  • ¾ onion browned slices 

For The Rice part

  • 500 grams of soaked and washed Basmati Rice
  • 4 tablespoons Ghee/Oil
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 2 cloves
  • 4 peppercorns
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon  
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 green cardamoms
  • ½ warm milk with saffron 

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Recipe For Chicken Biryani

Follow the process to prepare the best microwave Chicken Biryani.

  • Take 2 tablespoons of ghee or oil and the onion slices, cumin, and ginger-garlic pastes in a microwave-safe utensil. 
  • Heat the mixture uncovered at a high temperature for four minutes. 
  • Then, after the onions get brown, add garam masala, coriander and chilli powder, turmeric, and salt, in the required proportions and mix it well. You have to cook it covered for 15 minutes with stirring. 
  • For a well-cooked chicken mixture, add chicken pieces, ½ cup hung curd, garlic, black pepper, and grated tomato. Then cook it at high heat for 5 minutes, cover only ¾th of the utensil, and stir it for 15 minutes. 
  • After the chicken is cooked, add chopped coriander leaves and mix everything well.
  • Take another microwave bowl and 2 tablespoons of ghee/oil, cinnamon, cardamoms, and peppercorns and cook it for 7 minutes at high heat. Then again, cook the mixture for 7 minutes on high heat in a ¾ covered bowl. 
  • Add the soaked rice, water, and salt; cook the combination for 7 minutes covering the vessel.
  • Then, heat it on high flame by covering 70% of the bowl and stir it well again.

Your microwave chicken biriyani is ready! Serve it hot with fresh raita.

Quick Tips For Making Chicken Biriyani In Microwave:

Below are some tips for making a perfect chicken biriyani using a microwave.

  • Always use fresh and high-quality ingredients to prepare the recipe. The stale and low-quality ingredients will affect the taste. 
  • Do not forget to use saffron for an enhanced flavour and aroma.
  • Avoid microwaving the recipe beyond 20 minutes, as it might turn the rice chewy. 

A little patience and attention to detail can help you create a mouth-watering chicken biryani that will delight your taste buds and impress your family and friends. So, get in the kitchen, gather your ingredients, and indulge in cooking this delightful dish using our unique microwave recipe.