Friday, 19 April 2013

Chicken Biriyani Recipe

Chicken Biriyani Recipe:

Chicken Biriyani  Ingredients:

  • 300 gms  boneless, skinless chicken pieces cut into chunks.
  • 1 cup basmati rice.
  • 2 small potatoes, peeled and halved.
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped.
  • 1/2 cup plain yoghurt.
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste.
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper  powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom.
  • 1(1 inch) cinnamon stick.
  • 4 cups chicken stock.
  • 3 whole cloves.
  • salt to taste.
  • oil.
  • saffron mix in 1/2 cup milk.
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves.
  • 2 bay leaves.

Chicken Biriyani  Cooking Method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry potatoes till they turn golden brown,keep aside.
  2. In another pan heat  4 cups of chicken stock and boil the rice till it is 3/4 done.Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and the bay leaves ,cinnamon stick,crushed cardamom and fry for 2 minutes.Now add the chopped onions ,deep-fry  the onion slices till golden.Add chili, pepper, turmeric, cumin, salt and the tomatoes. Fry, stirring constantly for 5 minutes.Add the yoghurt ,mix well and Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until the tomatoes are cooked. you may need  to add a little hot water if the mixture becomes too dry and starts to stick to the pan. 
  4. Then add chicken and the fried potatoes along with  required salt.Saute till it forms a thick gravy and oil starts to separate from the chicken.Now add 1 cup water and put a lid on the pan and let it cook in medium heat till the chicken becomes tender.It might take 30 to 35 minutes,check occassionally to see that the chicken does not stick to the pan.It should form a thick gravy.
  5. Heat oil or ghee in a thick bottom pan and spread half the rice in a layer.Spread the chicken gravy on top of the rice layer,now spread the remaining rice on top of the chicken layer.Sprinkle saffron milk. Cover and cook  till done.Serve with any chicken dish and raita .