Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chicken Biriyani


Chicken -1 kg
Basmati Rice - 2 cups 
Onion -3 nos/..
Tomato -2 big
G.chillies - 10 (adjust according to your taste)
Coriander powder -1 tbsp
mint leaves -3 tbsp
Bay leaf  - 3 
Cloves -3
Cardamom -2
Cinnamon -2
Fennel seeds -1/4 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste-2 tsp 
Coriander leaves - 6tbsp (small bunch)
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Curd -3 tsp
Oil - 3 tbsp


Marinate the chicken pieces with curd,salt ,turmeric for 15 mins .
Soak Basmati Rice for 1/2 hr .Strain and keep aside.
In  a pressure cooker add oil and bayleaf , cardamom , cloves, cinnamon,fennel seeds. Then add Onion and fry till it becomes translucent and Green chillies and fry well add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes.and added 1 tbsp mint and 3 tbsp coriander leaves and coriander powder and saute , add the tomatoes and saute again till the tomato is cooked completely and  mixed well in the masala .now add the marinated chicken and fry till the chicken turns color or till excess water from chicken evaporates .add water  (1 cup rice = 1.5 cup water) and adjust salt add remaining mint and coriander leaves close with a lid till water boils .once water boils add the rice which is pre soaked and drained and mix slightly to coat the rice with the masala..Close the cooker and let it cook till 2 whistles in high flame and simmer it for another 5 mins. And Switch off and wait till the pressure releases ......Tasty chicken biriyani is ready....goes well with raita and chicken fry.enjoy:-)
 This recipe and the chicken fry was influenced from my friend priya raj of ensamaiyal
Thanks Priya .....


JishasKitchen said...

wow...delicious chicken biryani...loved it.

Chitra said...

Thanks jisha


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