Umesh's Chicken Biryani (Serves 2-4)

In this Hyderabadi Biryani the chicken is marinated overnight and then layered with half cooked rice, coriander leaves, mint leaves, fried onions and saffron milk. Traditionally the pot is then sealed with dough and cooked on slow fire for few hours, at home I use a Le Creuset Pot for the same effect.  In this technique the flavours of the chicken get infused with the rice and the whole dish gets infused with flavours of coriander, mint and saffron. The flavours are so intense that the moment the lid is removed, the whole house gets filled with a delicious biryani aroma. 

This is a 1kg serving - serves 3-4 as a side and 2-3 as a main.

Cooked with ❤ by Umesh

  • Preparation:
    Step 1 - Defrost in the fridge overnight or in microwave
    Step 2 - Microwave until heated through  

    🌶 This meal is mildly spicy
    🥗 Best served with raita and Indian pickle

    Chicken Thigh fillets, Yoghurt, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Cinnamon stick, Mace, Cardamom, Bay Leaf, Cloves, Black peppercorn, Onion, Coriander Leaves, Mint leaves, Saffron strands, Vegetable Oil, Ghee

    Contains: Milk

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Sean K.
Would like to order again

We enjoyed This Biryani a lot as it's not something we would cook ourselves. It was the double size and although it didn't appear to be that large, there was a generous amount of chicken packed in.

Lorissa C.
Delicious! Really enjoyed this meal

This Biryani was really delicious and a very generous portion. What a treat to have a home cooked meal that we didn’t have to prepare ourselves! Will definitely order a meal from Umesh again.

generous portion, value for money

generous portion, value for money considering the amount of chicken, however the taste was below expectation