Thursday, June 12, 2014

Chicken biryani



chicken biryani

Ingredients (serves for 2)

basmati rice - 2 cups (1 cup size = 150 ml)
chicken - 1/2 kg
big onion - 1
tomato - 1
ghee - 1 tsp
oil - 2 tsp
coriander leaves - for garnishing

Ingredients for grinding masala (Section 1)

ginger - 3 small pieces
garlic - 8 - 10 pods
fennel seeds - 1 tsp
green chili - 4
red chili - 4
cinnamon - 1 small stick
mint leaves - 1 fist full
cloves - 3

Ingredients for marinating the chicken (Section 2)

curd - 1 tablespoon
red chili powder - 1 tsp
coriander powder - 1 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder - 1 tsp
grounded masala - half portion
salt - as needed

Items for  seasoning (Section 3)

bay leaves - 2
cinnamon - 2 small sticks
clove - 2
cardamom - 2
curry leaves - few
mint leaves - 1 fist full
fennel seeds - 1 tsp


Method:


  • grind the ingredients given under masala section (section 1) to a smooth paste
  • Marinate the chicken with the ingredients given under marination section(section 2) .add salt now itself
  • let it rest for 30 mins
  • wash the basmati rice and soak in water for 10 - 15 mins
  • drain the water and roast the soaked rice in 1 tsp of ghee in medium flame for 3 - 4 mins until the rice don't stick to the vessel. keep it aside.
  • roughly chop onion and tomato
  • heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel and add the items given under seasoning section (section 3)
  • after a minute, add chopped onion
  • once the onion becomes transparent , add chopped tomatoes
  • once the tomatoes become soft, add the remaining half portion of grounded masala
  • saute it for few mins and then add the marinated chicken
  • cook covered until the chicken becomes cooked and gravy becomes thick
  • transfer the cooked chicken to pressure cooker and add rice, 3 cups of water
  • check salt and pressure cook for 1 whistle
  • once the pressure is released, mix the rice gently with fork
  • garnish with coriander leaves
  • serve hot with raitha and chicken 65


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2 comments :

  1. The two different types of chicken on the plate should be interesting

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    1. Yeah :) . its actually a great combination. Please try out this recipe and share your feedback. Thank you

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