Jan 25, 2009

Chicken Biryani ( Pressure cooker method )

Here's the recipe links of Easy Chicken Biryani & Malabar Chicken Biryani
































Pressure Cooker Biryani



Serves: 2 - 3

Ingredients

Chicken – 500 g

Salt – ½ teaspoon


Curd – 1 tablespoon


Turmeric powder – 1/ 2 teaspoon


Marinate chicken with above ingredients for half an hour .

Basmati rice – 1 cup

Onion -3 ( finely sliced )


Tomato – 2 ( finely chopped )


Masala ingredients

Ginger – 2- inch piece

Garlic cloves – 10


Chilli powder – ½ teaspoon


Green chilli – 1


Coriander leaves ( chopped )- 2 teaspoon


Mint leaves ( chopped ) – 2 teaspoon


Make a smooth paste of ginger , garlic , green chilli and chilli powder. Finally add chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves. Just crush it.

Whole spices

Cardamom – 4 ( broken )

Cloves -4


Cinnamon – 4 ( 1 – inch piece )


Star anise – 2


Cashew nuts ( broken ) – 10


Raisins – 10


Cooking oil – 2 teaspoon


Ghee – 2 teaspoon


For raita:

Onion – 2 ( chopped finely )

Tomato / cucumber – 2 ( chopped finely )


Thick curd – 1 cup


Salt to taste


Method

Mix all the ingredients together and serve with biryani.




Method

1, Soak basmati rice for half an hour in water . Drain out water and spread it on kitchen towel for drying.2, In a kadai , heat cooking oil. Add finely sliced onion and fry on a medium flame till get golden colour.Add chopped tomato and sauté well for 3- 4 minutes. Add masala paste and sauté for 5- 8 minutes. Finally add marinated chicken pieces , salt to taste and ½ cup water. Cover with a lid and cook for till done ( cooking time approximately 15 – 20 minutes ).


3, Remove chicken pieces into another plate. Strain chicken gravy through a fine sieve. You may get ¾ - 1 glass chicken gravy. Keep aside.

Final preparation


Heat ghee in a pressure cooker on a slow flame. Add whole spices and sauté well. Add broken cashew nuts and raisins. Shallow fry till get a nice aroma of spices and golden colour of nuts and raisins. Add basmati rice. Shallow fry for 5-8 minutes on a slow flame. Add cooked chicken pieces, 1 glass chicken gravy + ½ glass water ( 1 cup basmati rice : 1 ½ glass water ; Mix remaining chicken gravy and water ). Add salt to taste. Close the cooker. Let the rice cook until 3 whistles. ( More than 3 whistles will overcook the rice ). Switch off gas flame. Allow the cooker to cool naturally. Serve chicken biryani with cucumber / tomato raita.



7 comments:

Vijay said...

Thanks for the Recipe.. Was just perfect..!!!

PK said...

.. just to add, this is perfect for bachelors :)

PK said...

Wow wow wow! Your recipe just made my evening! :) :) :)

Thanks a lot for sharing this Niya. Am a fan of yours now... :D

nasreen said...

Biriyani was simply awesome...:) Thanks

Anonymous said...

hi your recepie is nice. but i have a doubt. when we add the cooked chicken and cook it along with rice for 3 whistles wont it be overccooked?pls clarify this.

Anonymous said...

awesome recipe and easy to prepare...thanks a lot

Bhaskar said...

Thank you so much .. Biriyani came very well.. This made my day very happy. Thank you

Bhaskar