Sunday, 9 October 2011

Chicken Biriyani

Thanks to my friend Nima for this recipe.She is an expert in this area :)


1 chicken
3 onion
2 tomatoe
12 Green chilly
Coriander Leaves
Curry Leaves
Ginger Garlic Paste

Coriander powder- 2 spoon
Chilly  powder-1 spoon
Turmeric powder-1/4 sppoon
Garam masala-1.5 spoon
Basmati Rice/Jeera Zamba Rice
Whole Spices - Cardamom, Cloves, Cinnamon, Mace, Star Anise

  • Cut the onions into thin slices. Cut tomatoes into small pieces and the coriander,curry leaves into small pieces.
  • Fry onion in a heavy bottom pan or a non stick frying pan.
  • When the color turns golden, add tomatoes. Add salt and cover and cook for 2 mins.
  • Grind the green chillies, ginger and garlic.
  • Add this paste to the onion and tomato mixture. Saute till the raw smell of the ginger garlic paste is gone.
  • Add chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala to the above mixture. Stir well.
  • Add 1 cup yogurt into the above mixture. Stir well.
  • Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Cover the above mixture and cook it in medium heat for about 5 mins.
  • Add the coriander and curry leaves. Stir again and cook till the chicken is cooked well and the gravy almost dries up. Do not add water for cooking. 
  • Remove from Fire.
  • Soak the rice in water for half an hour. Drain and keep aside.
  • In a heavy bottom pan, add 2 tablespoon of Ghee/Butter/Oil. Add whole spices and fry. Add the rice and fry for 2 mins in low flame. Switch of the stove and cover the vessel and keep aside for 5 mins.
  • Add 1.5 cup of water for every 1 cup of rice to the above vessel and cook in low flame till done.
  • Fry cashew and pineapple in another pan and keep aside.
  • In a microwave safe container, put layers of rice and cooked chicken. Add the cashew and pineapple and chopped coriander leaves on top. Cover and keep in microwave for 5 mins.
Yummy Chicken Biriyani is ready, serve with Raitha or Mirchi Ka Salan

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