Vijayawada Chicken Biryani Recipe


Vijayawada Chicken Biryani is a flavorful and aromatic rice dish that originated in the city of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, India. This biryani is known for its spicy and tangy flavors, making it a favorite among biryani lovers. It is made with basmati rice, tender chicken pieces, and a blend of spices that create a mouthwatering combination. This recipe will guide you through the process of making this delicious dish.

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 500 grams chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon biryani masala
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves, chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons ghee
  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash the basmati rice under running water until the water runs clear. Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes, then drain and set aside.
  2. In a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons of ghee over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and sauté until golden brown.
  3. Add the ginger-garlic paste and green chilies to the pan. Sauté for a minute until the raw smell disappears.
  4. Add the chicken pieces to the pan and cook until they are no longer pink. Stir in the turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, and biryani masala.
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