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Chicken Kofta Biryani Recipe | Murg Kofta Biryani Recipe

Chicken Kofta Biryani with step by step pictures. This is made with MeatBalls and Basmathi Rice
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 399 kcal


  • For Chicken Kofta:
  • 300 gms Minced Chicken
  • 1 small finely chopped Onion
  • 1 small finely chopped Coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder / Malli podi -
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder / Jeera podi
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • as needed Corn Flour / Corn Starch
  • Oil for Shallow frying
  • For Briyani:
  • 2 cups Basmati Rice Soaked & Cooked - Click here to know how to cook rice
  • 1 large sliced thinly + 1 onion sliced thinly & deep fried Onion
  • 2 tblspn Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 Green Chilli
  • 3 chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Curd / Thick yogurt
  • Coriander leaves a handful
  • Mint Leaves a handful
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tblspn Coriander powder / Malli podi
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder / Jeera podi
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tblspn Ghee
  • 5 tblspn Oil
  • Saffron soaked in ½ cup of milk I used yellow food colouring


  • Soak rice in water for 30 mins. And cook it as per this method. Spread on a plate and allow it cool down.
  • Start by making the koftas. Take all the ingrediants given for the kofta in a bowl except cornflour and oil and mix well. Make small balls out of it. Roll it in cornflour and shallow fry them in oil till they are golden and seared. Remove them to a plate.
  • Deep fry sliced onions in oil till they turn golden. Drain them in a paper towel. Set this aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add in onions, green chilli and ginger garlic paste and mix well. Cook till they turn golden.
  • Add in all the spice powders and salt and mix well.
  • Add in tomatoes and cook till they turn mushy. Add in curd and mix well.
  • Pour some water and bring it to boil. Add in the fried koftas and mix well. Cover it with a lid and let it cook for 15-20 mins on a low flame till done.
  • Preheat the oven to 160 Degree C / 320 Degree F.
  • Now time to assemble. Take a deep oven proof dish. Spread all the kofta masala in the bottom, Add half of the rice on top, Pour half of the saffron milk, Sprinkle half of the fried onions , coriander and mint. Now layer the remaining rice on top, pour the remaining saffron milk, sprinkle the remaining fried onions, coriander and mint. Now spoon some ghee on top and cover the bowl.
  • Put this in the oven and bake it for 30 mins.
  • Remove from the oven and mix it well genty.
  • Serve with raita.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Kofta Biryani Recipe | Murg Kofta Biryani Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.2g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g
Sodium 537mg23%
Potassium 705mg20%
Carbohydrates 88g29%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 657IU13%
Vitamin C 31mg38%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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