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Quick Chicken Briyani



PREP TIME: 10 mins
COOK TIME: 35 mins


Chicken briyani. Nags from Edible garden created this recipe because she wanted a super easy but flavourful method of cooking briyani, but at the same time requiring minimal wash up. Read more to find out how to prepare this dish.


  • 1 400g pack of The Meat Club Cage free chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups sliced onions
  • Small piece of cinnamon
  • Cardamom pods and cloves
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • Green chillies
  • 2″ piece ginger
  • Garlic cloves
  • Briyani masala
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 cup cubed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • Mint leaves, chopped
  • Coriander leaves, chopped
  • Cashew nuts
  • Salt


  1. Soak rice in water.
  2. Fry onions and a small piece cinnamon, 2-3 cardamom pods and a few cardamom cloves in 2 tbsp ghee.
  3. Grind together a few green chillies, a 2” piece of ginger and garlic cloves.
  4. Once the onions turn golden brown, add the ground mixture and saute.
  5. Add a heaping tablespoon of biryani masala and a teaspoon of red chilli power based on your spice/heat tolerance.
  6. Add cubed tomatoes and yogurt.
  7. Mix well and add salt along with cleaned chicken drumsticks.
  8. Mix well and add soaked rice.
  9. Add 2 cups water and pressure cook for 7-8 minutes on low heat.
  10. Add chopped mint leaves and coriander leaves for garnish along with some cashew nuts.
  11. Serve hot.