Apr 21, 2008

Homemade Chicken Biryani

Home made Chicken Biryani


Chicken – 500 g

Clean and wash chicken pieces. Marinate with 2 teaspoon curd, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon turmeric powder for 1 hour.

1 cup curd and 1 cup chopped onions for Raita.

For Masala

1 pod garlic
2 inch piece of ginger
5 cashew nuts
3 spring mint leaves
1 small bunch of coriander leaves
2 teaspoon coriander powder
2 green chillies
1 teaspoon garam masala powder

Grind all the masala ingredients together to a fine paste without water.

For Rice

2 cups Basmati Rice

2 pieces cinnamon
5 cardamom
5 cloves
Salt 1 teaspoon
Ghee ½ teaspoon

Wash rice . Boil rice with all the ingredients in a vessel till three – fourths cooked. . Drain and set aside.

For chicken Masala

Ghee – 2 teaspoon
Onion -3 , cut lengthwise
Tomato -2, chopped
Salt- to taste

Heat ghee in a frying pan. Fry onions till golden brown. Add tomato and masala ingredients. Saute well for five to ten minutes. Add marinated chicken pieces and salt. Cover with a lid and cook ( without water ) till meat is tender and gravy is thick.

Final Preparation

In a thick bottomed vessel , smear with little ghee. Then place a layer of chicken gravy, spread cooked rice over it…This should be repeated till everything is used. Seal thick bottomed vessel and lid with maida paste. ( make a thick paste of 3 teaspoon wheat flour / maida and water ). Cook on slow fire for 25 minutes. Remove the lid and serve with Raita. ( chopped onions in thick curd )

This Biryani is without food color . Ghee used also minimum. Normally fried onion and cashewnuts used for garnishing.. This is minus garnishing.

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