Chicken Biryani With Coconut Milk with Basmati Rice

A twist to the classic Biryani, this Chicken Biryani With Coconut Milk with Basmati Rice is cooked in coconut milk, whole spices and tomato puree. A perfect Sunday afternoon meal with some onion raita.

Archana Doshi
Chicken Biryani With Coconut Milk with Basmati Rice
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This Chicken Biryani is made with the twist to the classic recipe. The addition of coconut milk, whole spices and tomato puree and making it in a pressure cooker makes this flavourful rice in less than 30 minutes. Coconut milk adds to the richness and multitude of flavours to a dish, it gives a very coastal touch and brings out the spice beautifully.

The Gold range of Kohinoor Extra Long Basmati rice which is aged & matured naturally for 24 months for its perfect taste & extraordinary length, makes the dish really special.  Kohinoor Gold range of Extra-long Basmati rice is a 100% pure & original basmati which gives fluffy & well separated rice post cooking with its subtle aroma, thus making this the perfect rice for this special dish with a fusion of flavours of the coconut milk along with the special biryani spices..

Serve the Chicken Biryani with Coconut milk along with Mirchi Ka Salan and a Mooli (Radish) Raita for a special Sunday lunch with family & friends.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rice recipes such as

  1. Jeera Rice Recipe
  2. Pudina Rice Recipe
  3. Spinach and Millet Pulav Recipe

Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

60 M

Total in

75 M


2 Servings


  • 1 cup Rice
  • 300 grams Boneless chicken , cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1 Onion , cut into chunks
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 2 inch Ginger
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1/2 cup Homemade tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 Bay leaves (tej patta) , torn into half
  • 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • 5 sprig Mint Leaves (Pudina) , finely chopped
  • Oil , for cooking
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Chicken Biryani With Coconut Milk with Basmati Rice

  1. To begin making the Chicken Biryani in Coconut Milk, first it’s important to get all the ingredients ready and prepped on the cooking table. Prepping helps prevent confusion and eases the flow of cooking the recipes.

  2. We will first marinate the chicken in a large mixing bowl; add the washed and rinsed boneless chicken pieces, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chili powder, Garam masala powder, salt, yogurt in a bowl. Keep this aside for 30 minutes.

  3. Make a paste of the onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies. Keep this aside.

  4. Make the tomato puree according to the recipe "How to make homemade tomato puree" and keep aside.

  5. Wash the rice and soak it in water & keep aside for 30 minutes.

  6. The next step is to cook the Chicken Biryani in Coconut milk. We will be using a pressure cooker to cook the Biryani.

  7. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat. Add the onion garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell goes away for a couple of minutes.

  8. Add the whole spices like bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. Stir for a few seconds and add the marinated chicken. Sauté the chicken for a good 4 to 5 minutes until it gets well coated and you can start smelling good aromas.

  9. Add the tomato puree and allow it to form good gravy along with the chicken - give it a sauté for another couple of minutes.

  10. Once done, add the coconut milk, the mint leaves, the washed Kohinoor Extra Long Basmati Rice and 1/2 cup of water.

  11. Cover the pressure cooker and cook until you hear 3 whistles and turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to release naturally. Once the pressure releases naturally open the cooker and fluff up the Chicken Biryani with a fork and stir gently.

  12. Serve the Chicken Biryani with Coconut milk along with Mirchi Ka Salan and a Mooli (Radish) Raita for a special Sunday lunch with family & friends.