Meghana Boneless Chicken Biryani Recipe

Meghana Restaurant has many branches spread across Bangalore. After bookmarking meghana from zomato we finally got to dine there. Since they were accounted to create the world's best briyani i was all excited and waiting for my shot at the table...they served me absolutely cold biryani with no flavor or taste the rice was dry not moist and the over all experience was bad...

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After a bad experience I wanted to recreate the recipe with better ingredients. I wouldn't call this the healthiest of dishes this biryani can be prepared occasionally... 

The cherry on the cake moment was when my neighbor tasted this she branded this as meghana biryani she did not have a clue it was all prepared by me..

This biryani is on the oily side...grill roasting or baking the chicken would be a better option but the taste differs a lot...We need lot of time and effort to prepare this biryani in stages out come is truly soul satisfying...


To marinate the chicken:
500 Grams Chicken Breast cut into equal cubes 
3 Tbsp Chilly Sauce
1 Tbsp Garam Masala
1 Tbsp Ginger and Garlic paste
1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder 
1 Tbsp Chilly Powder
1/4 Tsp Ajinomoto(Tasting salt/MSG)
1 Egg
2 Tbsp Corn Flour

To Prepare the Masala thokku:
1 Large Onion finely chopped
2 Tomatoes Pureed
4 Green Chilies Slit 
1 Tbsp Chilly Powder
1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Tbsp Garam Masala 
1 Tbsp Ginger and Garlic Paste
Fist Full of Mint and Coriander Chopped
2 Tbsp Fresh Cream

To Prepare Rice:
500 Grams Basmati Rice
1 Bay leaf
2 Inch Cinnamon Sticks
3 Pods Cardamom
1 Black Cardamom
3 Cloves
1 Black Cardamom
Fist Full of Mint and Coriander
1/4 Cup Yogurt
3 to 4 Green Chilies Slit
Yellow Food Color
For every tea cup or cup measure rice add 1 1/2 Cups Water to cook the rice...

Oil + Ghee as required 
Salt as per taste

Lime Juice, Mint and Coriander for garnish...

  • Marinate the chicken first. Wash the chicken allow all the moisture to drain in the colander. add the chicken to a mixing bowl add all the ingredients given in the list and allow the chicken to marinate for 1 hour.
  • While the chicken is marinating. Wash and soak the rice add 2 Tbsp of ghee in a pressure cooker and place it on medium flame add the spices allow to splutter add the ginger and garlic paste fry a bit. 
  • Add the coriander mint and chillies fry a bit add salt and washed rice fry a bit add a pinch of yellow color measure and add water cover and cook for 2 whistles.
  • Heat a wok with 2 ladles of oil fry the marinated chicken in oil  once the chicken is fried reserve in a plate we will use the oil to prepare the gravy the masala from the chicken would've melted in the oil..
  • Once the rice is cooked fluff up the rice and reserve..
  • In the fired oil add ginger and garlic paste fry a bit add onion, chillies, mint and coriander fry a bit.
  • Add 2 ripe tomatoes to a blender...blend well to prepare a puree...
  • Add the spice powders and fry a bit add the tomato puree and fry till oil surfaces..
  • Add the cream and orange food color stir allow the masala to cook a bit...
  • Add the fried chicken to the masala stir well add salt if needed add 1/4 tsp msg mix well.
  • Once the masala is done add the lime juice, mint and coriander mix...
  • To serve the biryani: In a serving dish add the prepared rice and top it with the gravy mixture garnish with chopped coriander chilies and lime serve hot with boiled eggs, carrot raita and chicken salana...enjoy...:)

To Prepare carrot raita: Grate 3 Carrots add yogurt and salt chopped coriander and chilly mix well add salt before serving add finely chopped onion...adding onion later just before serving the raita is a best option the way raita wont be watery when served...


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  2. Can you please give garam masala recipe used for this preparation

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  4. Do you recommend using MSG ?????

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  7. Thanks for the recipe. I tried this one and it turned out to be very good. I even tried using Mushrooms+ Paneer instead of chicken, it turned out tasty as well.

  8. What is the use of curd in making rice?

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  11. wow..looking delicious and yummy..especially the chicken mouth is watering..i just want to try it..Thanks for the recipe..

  12. Nice details. it will be exactly taste like meghana biryani If you add cashew paste to final masala,

  13. Can't understand the method you messed it with improper explanition.

  14. Great recipe, thanks for posting. We used to love Meghna biriyani not knowing this could be prepared so easily. Thanks again.

  15. very good recipe. it came out better than Meghana biriyani:)
    Thanks for posting.

  16. Could you please share a veg version of this with Paneer biryani?

  17. Thank you for sharing. Such a wonderful recipe. I am a vegetarian, so I tried with Paneer and it came out just like the Meghna Paneer Biriyani. I had shared this recipe link among my friends. And to be honest, it is a fail proof recipe!!

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