Grilled Chicken Briyani & Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri ;)

First of all, let me take the opportunity to wish my dearest cyberfriends, (fellow bloggers and readers)... Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri....Eid Mubarak ;)
Have a safe and fun celebration!

Now to my Grilled Chicken Briyani recipe. As you know, I don't trouble myself to make technically difficult dishes, lol. Here, I used an electric rice cooker to cook the briyani rice. Just add the grilled chicken to the rice once it's cooked. Done!

I would use the same Briyani Rice recipe and add any style of chicken or mutton dishes. I prefer the chicken and mutton is well cooked before mixing them in the rice. 


Ingredients :~

(A) For grilling ; Marinade
  • 500gm boneless chicken (preferably thigh or breast part) ~ cut into medium chunks
  • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp chilli powder
  • 6 tbsp plain yoghurt
  • 1 tsp garam masala 
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt

(B) For the rice ;
  • 4 cups Basmathi rice ~ washed and soaked in water for 20 minutes
  • 1 cup plain yoghurt
  • 4 1/2 cups water (depending on your rice)
  • 6 tbsp of ghee
  • 1 large piece cinnamon stick
  • 3 pcs cardamom
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 6 shallots ~ sliced
  • 2 green chillies ~ sliced
  • 1 tbsp briyani powder ~ I used Baba's brand
  • handful of mint leaves ~ chopped
  • handful of coriander leaves ~ chopped
  • salt
  • yellow colouring

Method :~
  1. Firstly, marinade the ingredients for grilling for about 1 hour or longer. 
  2. Prepare the rice before you grill the chicken pieces.
  3. Wash soaked Basmathi rice and drain excessive water, keep in rice pot.
  4. Heat up ghee in a wok. Saute all the spices and ginger-garlic paste until fragrant. Add shallots, green chillies and coriander leaves. Add briyani powder and mix well. 
  5. Add the ingredients to the rice, stir using a wooden spatula. Add yoghurt, water and salt to the rice and mix well again. Be gentle, don't break the rice.
  6. Now, cook the rice until it's cooked. 
  7. Meanwhile, grill the marinated chicken on a grilling pan without oil or in oven until tender.
  8. Once the rice is cooked, do not turn off the switch. 
  9. Make some holes using a chopstick, and add yellow coloring. Do not stir immediately!
  10. Place the grilled chicken pieces over the cooked rice. Close the lid and just keep the rice in warm mode.
  11. After 30 minutes, gently mix the rice until even. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves before serving. 
  12. Goes well with cucumber raita, chicken curry, dhalca or sambal ;)

Note ;~ You may add Tandoori spice powder to the chicken. And it becomes Grilled Tandoori Chicken Briyani ;)

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Holidays! 

Signing off,



  1. I love nasi briyani, this looks very delicious!

  2. Sri, this is fantastic! Nasi biryani is one of my weakness :)

  3. really yummy biryani... looks delicious...

  4. Sri, I really want 2 b ur guest to slurp down a plate of dat sumptuous biriyani!

  5. salam

    eid mobarak


  6. Was waiting for this recipe ever since I set eyes on this on FB.. Never knew this was such a breeze, I would love to try it soon :)

  7. OMG bello y contundente plato se ve muy delicioso,saludos .

  8. selamat hari raya aidilfitri maaf zahir & batin kepada seluruh muslimin & muslimat....

  9. jemput datang beraya Somia... jangan lupa bawa sekali nasi beriyani yang sedap tu!

  10. oooo sorry... Silap tulis nama Somia he he heee

  11. fantastic clicks and wonderful biriyani dear

  12. Wow! Sedapnya nasi briyani ayam... nak! nak! nak!

  13. Cant i get a plate of this briyani sis, i can have it happily anytime..Mouthwatering here.

  14. Briyani has always been my family favourite..I shall try this one..its looks tempting and fantastic!

  15. Hi thanks for your visit...lovely site of yours! I love Briyani... yours is more than awesome...just love it!

  16. After a long time here iam..sure vl try be regular da.btw biryani is my fav in rice n dis is soo tempting...

  17. awesome clicks n wonderful preparation...

  18. Hi Sri, wow... your pictures like 3D, your this delicious briyani like popping out from my screen. LOL
    Look so inviting, I must have 2 serving plus a glass of teh tarik, please.

    Have a lovely weekend.

  19. It's nice. But I'm on diet. So hungry now 

  20. I have book marked it for later!


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