Chicken Keema Biryani Recipe

Chicken Keema Biryani Recipe is one of the classic non vegetarian Indian Dinner recipes of minced chicken combined with the aromatic rice - all you want for a good weekend dinner with your friends and family.

Garima Gautam
Chicken Keema Biryani Recipe
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Keema is a South Asian meat dish that literally means minced meat in Turkish. Keema can be made with any meat but usually Keema is associated with mutton mince. Vegetarians Keemas usually involve peas or cauliflower. Most Keemas are minced meats that are mixed with aromatic spices that are either eaten by itself or added to rice or stuffed in breads. 

Keema Biryani, the name itself makes all the non vegetarians crave for this biryani. Minced chicken combined with the aromatic rice is all you want for a good weekend dinner with your friends and family. Pair this delicious Keema Biryani with your choice of raita and impress your family. You can also make this for your house parties as a part of your meal or can take it for your potluck parties.

Serve Keema Biryani With Burani Raita, and Chettinad Kathirikai Chops for a complete meal. 

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

  1. Egg Biryani Recipe
  2. Paneer Biryani Recipe
  3. Prawns Biryani Recipe

Course: Dinner
Diet: High Protein Non Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

45 M


2 Servings


  • 200 grams Chicken , minced
  • 1-1/2 cup Basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1 Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 6 Cloves (Laung)
  • 8 Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic , paste
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger , paste
  • 2 Tomatoes , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 3 Green Chillies , chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • 15 Mint Leaves (Pudina)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 cup Onions , fried
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil , as required

How to make Chicken Keema Biryani Recipe

  1. To begin making the Keema Biryani, heat oil in a pan and add cinnamon, black cardamom, green cardamom, cloves, black peppercorns and cumin seeds to the oil in the pan and saute till you start getting the fragrance of the spices.

  2. Meanwhile boil water in a big saucepan and add the basmati rice into the boiling water. Drain the water when the rice gets cooked. Keep it aside.

  3. In the next step add the chopped onion and saute for 2-3 minutes until it gets soft. Now add the minced chicken and mix well and continue to saute until the mixture turns brownish in the colour.

  4. Add garlic paste, ginger paste into the pan and saute it until the raw smell of ginger and garlic goes away. Next, add  the tomatoes, red chilli powder and salt and mix them properly. Cook till the tomatoes turns soft.

  5. Next, add green chillies, some coriander leaves and some mint leaves and mix. Cook for about 30 seconds until the mint leaves are cooked. 

  6. Now add some garam masala powder to the keema and give it a good stir. Add salt and 1/4 cup fried onion and mix everything properly. 

  7. Put half the keema mix in a big handi and spread half rice over keema and spread some fried onion, some mint leaves, some coriander leaves, some garam masala powder, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, remaining keema, remaining rice, remaining fried onions, remaining mint leaves, remaining coriander leaves, remaining garam masala powder, remaining extra virgin olive oil. 

  8. Cover the handi with the lid and cook for another 7-8 minutes. 

  9. Serve Keema Biryani With Burani Raita, and Chettinad Kathirikai Chops for a complete meal.