Biriyani

Ingredients

Chicken ½kg

 

To Marinate

Curd ½cup
Coriander Leaves
Mint Leaves
Curry Leaves
Cumin Seeds ½tsp
Coriander Seeds 1tsp
Chopped Green Chillies 3nos
Garlic 3tsp
Chopped Ginger 2tsp
Turmeric Powder ½tsp
Lime Juice 1tsp
Poppy Seeds 1tsp
Aniseed (Powder) ½tsp

To prepare the Rice

Basmati Rice 250g
Water ½litre
Ghee 1½tbsp
Cinnamon Pieces 6pieces
Cardamom Seeds 5nos
Curry Leaves 3Stalks
Cloves 4nos

Biriyani Chicken Masala

Ghee 2tbsp
Cinnamon Pieces 5 piece
Cloves 5nos
Cardamom Seeds 4nos
Nutmeg 1num
Onion 2big
Tomato Cut into small pieces 1num

Garnishing

Boiled Egg 1num
Roasted Cashew Nuts 10gms
Roasted Raisins 10gms
Roasted Onion 1num

 Description

  • Clean and cut chicken to medium large pieces.
  • Soak the aniseed, poppy seeds. And grind it together to a thick paste.
  • Grind together the curd,coriander leaves, mint leaves,curry leaves,cumin seeds,coriander seeds, green chillies,garlic,ginger,turmeric powder ,salt and lime juice.And make a fine paste.
  • Marinate the chicken with all the paste we just made.Keep aside for 1-8 Hours
  • Heat ghee in pan and add bay leaf, cardamom seeds,nutmeg,cinnamon,cloves and onion.Stir it well.
  • Add tomatoes and add marinated chicken.
  • Cover the pan and cook for at least 5 minutes on a medium flame.
  • Remove cover and cook on low flame for another 10 minutes to allow gravy to thicken.
  • Chicken masala is ready.
  • Soak the biriyani rice in water for half an hour. Drain the water.
  • Heat ghee in pan. Add cinnamon, cardamom seeds, curry leaves and cloves.Fry till soft.
  • Add the rice and heat it in a low flame for 10 minutes.
  • Add water and salt to taste.When water comes to a boil, turn flame to low and cover the pan. Cook on low flame for at least 15 minutes.
  • Rice is ready.
  • Layer the serving bowl with alternating layers of rice and the chicken masala.
  • Garnish the top with a boiled egg cut in two pieces, roasted cashews,raisins and onion.
I used a bit of red color for an eye appeal.

I used a bit of red color for an eye appeal.

Biriyani

Biriyani

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