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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Chicken Biryani

A perfectly done Biryani is truly a feast or main attraction of a feast.Biryani gets its aromatic flavor from the blend of spices like cardamoms,cloves,cinnamon stick and bay leaf used in the recipe.There are variations of Biryani prepared using Vegs or Non-Vegs.A tasty variation of Chicken Biryani - a star hotel recipe is given here to try at home!.This can be done in 20  mins cooking time and serves 5 nos. Enjoy ur Meal!. BonAppetit!.

Chicken Biryani
2 cups(350 gms) Basmati Rice
4 tsp ghee
2 cloves + 2 cardamoms + 1 inch cinnamon stick(crushed) + 1 bay leaf
1/6 tsp turmeric powder
1 kg Chicken
2 onions - sliced
2 medium sized tomatoes
1 tsp Aachi Biryani Masala
1 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic pasted with 5-6 cashewnuts
2 tbsp yoghurt or curd
4-5 green chillies - slit
1 handful coriander leaves
1 tbsp mint leaves
1 tsp salt or needed
1.wash the basmati rice and soak it for 15 mins in needed water and drain the water after 15 mins..Strain the curd using a filter and mix it well with a spoon.Apply it to the chicken.
2.Heat 2 tsp Ghee in a pressure pan. Add cloves +  cardamoms + cinnamon stick + bay leaf + chopped coriander leaves + chopped mint leaves.Add the drained  basmati rice to the pressure pan with 3 1/6 cups water.Pressure cook it for 7 mins so that the basmati rice is 3/4th done.Keep it aside.
3.Heat 2 tsp ghee and fry the onions for 4 mins till done golden brown.
4.Add ginger garlic paste cashew masala and slit green chillies.
5.Add chopped tomatoes,Aachi Biryani Masala and salt.Check for salt and stir-fry it for 3 mins.
6.Add chicken pieces,turmeric powder and stir-fry,then add 1/2 cup water and cover and cook upto 4 whistles and turn off the flame.Wait for the pressure to be released.
7.After 10 mins, add the 3/4th done basmati rice to the step 6 pressure pan mixture and mix well. Pressure cook for 3-4 mins.Serve it hot with raita of ur choice, boiled Egg slices, chips,stew or korma of ur choice.

Submitting this post to 'Royal Biryani Feast' Event hosted by Revathi's Kaarasaaram
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நண்டு @நொரண்டு -ஈரோடு said...

thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

wow...the chicken biriyani looks very tempting...pls pass me over the dish :-)

Anonymous said...

Wowww.. Yummy

Faseela said...

Delicious luking biriyani....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Biryani in pressure cooker is really a fast way to enjoy..Inviting dish

Hamaree Rasoi

Akshay Kumar G said...

Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing but I am staunch vegetarian though! :P

Prathima Rao said...

Yummyyyy!!!!! So flavorful ;)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Poornima Nair said...

My favorite sunday meal!

Sobha Shyam said...

super delicious biryani..totally yum !!

Santosh Namby said...

Thanks, should try this sometime....

Vishal Kataria said...

Nothing better than a nice, tasty, Chicken biryani to eat... :)

Bon Appetit!

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