Fast Food Biryani


Fast Food Biryani

Quick and Easy Biryani

Biryani is a popular dish in fast food cuisine, known for its aromatic spices and flavorful rice. This quick and easy recipe is perfect for those who want to enjoy the taste of biryani without spending hours in the kitchen.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

25 minutes

45 minutes

4 servings


Halal, Kosher, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Low Sugar


Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Paleo


This recipe is adapted to fast food cuisine, which means it uses fewer ingredients and takes less time to prepare than traditional biryani. However, it still retains the signature flavors and spices of the dish. We alse have the original recipe for Biryani, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 450 / 1884
  • Fat (total, saturated): 12g / 2g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 60g / 3g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Rinse the rice in cold water and drain.
  2. 2.
    Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  3. 3.
    Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Add the cumin seeds, coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, chili powder, and salt. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. 5.
    Add the rice and stir to coat with the spices.
  6. 6.
    Add the water and bring to a boil.
  7. 7.
    Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  8. 8.
    In a separate pan, cook the chicken until browned on all sides.
  9. 9.
    Add the yogurt, cilantro, and mint to the chicken and stir to combine.
  10. 10.
    Add the chicken mixture to the pot with the rice and stir gently.
  11. 11.
    Cover the pot and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  12. 12.
    Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Basmati rice — Rinse the rice thoroughly before cooking to remove excess starch and prevent clumping.
  • Garam masala — Use a high-quality garam masala for the best flavor.
  • Yogurt — Use plain yogurt with no added sugar or flavorings.

Tips & Tricks

  • Use boneless chicken for faster cooking time.
  • Add vegetables such as peas or carrots for extra nutrition and flavor.
  • Use a non-stick pot to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom.
  • Let the biryani stand for a few minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Serve with raita or chutney for a refreshing contrast to the spicy biryani.

Serving advice

Serve the biryani hot with a side of raita or chutney.

Presentation advice

Garnish the biryani with fresh cilantro leaves and sliced lemon for a pop of color and flavor.