Are you bored of eating the same old chicken and mutton biryani? Worry not, this episode features Maria Goretti demonstrating how to prepare the Baked Chicken Biryani. This recipe is a must try for every biryani lover.
Baked Chicken Biryani Recipe by Chef Maria Goretti

- Indian


- 2

Cooking Time

-20-25 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 15-17 Min


  • For Baked Chicken Biryani: 250 ml vegetable oil
  • 1-2 sliced onions
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1-2 chopped chillies
  • 5-6 chopped garlic pods
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 500 gm boneless chicken
  • 100 gm tomato paste
  • 150 gm fried onions
  • 100 gm dahi
  • 2 tbsp onion paste
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • water
  • salt
  • 250 gm spinach leaves
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 8-10 coriander leaves
  • 500 parboiled rice
  • chicken masala
  • 4-5 sliced black and green olives
  • 8-10 almonds flakes
  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • 4-5 saffron strands
  • 2 tbsp desi ghee
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  1. 1

    Procedure to make Baked chicken biryani: In a heated pan add oil, sliced onions and fry it until it turns brown.
  2. 2

    In another pan add oil and let it heat.
  3. 3

    Place the fried onions on a plate.
  4. 4

    In the heated oil add cumin seeds, chopped green chillies, garlic, ginger, chicken pieces and fry it until it turns brown.
  5. 5

    Add tomato paste in the chicken and let it cook.
  6. 6

    In a mixer jar add fried onions, yoghurt and make a paste.
  7. 7

    In the chicken add onion paste, Kashmiri chilli powder, coriander powder, roasted cumin powder.
  8. 8

    Add garam masala powder, turmeric powder, water, salt, shredded spinach leaves and stir it.
  9. 9

    In a bowl add ghee, chopped coriander leaves, parboiled rice, chicken masala.
  10. 10

    Add sliced black & green olives, almond flakes.
  11. 11

    Layer again with rice, chicken masala, sliced black & green olives, rice.
  12. 12

    Add chopped mint leaves, fried onions, saffron strands, ghee.
  13. 13

    Cover the bowl with naan dough and seal it from the edges.
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Maria Goretti


Maria Goretti dons many hats – TV anchor, model, dancer, chef and an award-winning author. She kickstarted her career as a VJ and toured with musicians around the world, while audiences came to love her as a warm and friendly face on TV. In 2011, she pursued her passion for baking and cleared a Cordon Bleu certificate course in food and baking at the Tante Marie School of Cookery, UK, run by Gordon Ramsay, with top honours. Soon after, she dabbled with writing and published a cookbook ‘From My Kitchen To Yours’ that was recognised as the best television chef book in English by a popular chef at the Gourmand World Cookbook in 2017. With television being one of her foremost passions, she has hosted several food shows that explore the intricacies of cooking. On Living Foodz, Maria’s show ‘I Love Cooking’ garnered high praise, and more recently ‘I Want To Bake Free’ is dedicated to those who love breads, cakes, cookies, savouries and everything else in the universe of baking.

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