Bamboo Biryani Recipe: The Subcontinent Food

Bamboo Biryani Recipe: The Subcontinent Food

Have you ever cooked biryani inside a foot-long bamboo? You are reading it right, inside a bamboo! Bamboo biryani has long-grained rice cooked to perfection with genuine organic spices and your favorite meat inside a bamboo, which guarantees to give a punch to your taste buds. A delightful, innovative biryani recipe that will certainly embrace you with the fragrance of nature, great to serve with freshly made raita.

Bamboo Biryani


  • 500 gms chicken
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp biryani masala
  • 2-inch pieces ginger
  • 10 Garlic cloves
  • 4 Green chilies
  • Coriander leaves
  • Mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 4 tsp ghee/oil
  • Whole spices
  • Saffron water
  • Fried onion

Bamboo Biryani Recipe

  1. Put the chicken into a mixing bowl. Add whole garam masala spices, salt as needed, turmeric powder, red chili powder, biryani masala, ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, fried onions, half a lemon, yogurt, mint leaves, coriander leaves, oil and blend well. Leave it to marinate for an hour.
  2. Take raw basmati rice into a mixing bowl. Add oil, salt, whole garam masala spices, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, biryani masala, onions, green chilies, mint leaves, and mix well. Keep it aside for an hour.
  3. Clean the bamboo from both the inner and outer sides and lubricate the inner side with oil.
  4. Add 2 spoons full of chicken marinade first and then 4 to 5 spoons of rice. Repeat the process.
  5. Add 1 ¼ cups of water. Water runs down to the bottom through the gaps.
  6. Wrap the bamboo with an aluminum foil.
  7. Set fire and put the bamboos on it.
  8. Leave for 30 to 35 minutes turning in between.
  9. Later remove it from the fire and leave for 5 to 10 minutes.
  10. Serve hot on a banana leaf.