Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani

Biriyani for 8 people.

Ingredients:

  1. Basmati Rice (Biriyani Rice) 4 cup
  2. Chicken  1.5 kg
  3. Cinnamon (Karuva patta 5 grams)
  4. Cloves (Grampu – 20)
  5. Cardamom (Elaichi – 15)
  6. Pudina leaves ( 5 cloves)
  7. Dhanya leaves
  8. Dhanya powder (1/2 teaspoon)
  9. Mircha powder (1 teaspon)
  10. Turmeric powder (1/2 teaspoon)
  11. salt (to taste)
  12. Onions 4

Granishing

  1. Kismis
  2. Cashew Nut
  3. Onion 2
  4. Oil (2 tablespoon)

Method:

  1. Soak the rice in water for 1 hour.
  2. Slice the Onion and tomato and keep separately.
  3. Heat oil in a pan.
  4. Add cinnamon, cloves & cardamom and stir.
  5. Add sliced onions (4) & fry till slight brown.
  6. Add dhanya powder, mircha powder & turmeric powder and stir.
  7. Add sliced tomatoes and keep stirring till tomatoes turn somewhat dry.
  8. Add pudina leaves and stir.
  9. Add a cup of water to the mixture and stir.
  10. Put the chicken in a pressure cooker or a thick bottom vessel and add the above mixture.
  11. Cook till the chicken is well cooked.
  12. Once the chicken is cooked add rice and water.
  13. Cook till the rice is tender.
  14. Transfer the dish into a serving bowl, garnish it and serve with salad.

Garnishing:

  1. Slice 2 onion as thin as possible and deep fry till golden brown. Take the fried onion and keep separate.
  2. Fry the Kismish & cashew nut in the same oil.
  3. Serve with salad.

This recipe was been supplied to me by my kunjechi, Susan.

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