Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Chicken Biryani Recipe
• 1 kg Chicken (pieces)
• 500 gm Basmati Rice
• ½ cup Milk
•4 tbsp Garam Masala (whole)
• 4 tsp Garam Masala Powder
• 50 gm Butter
• 4 tbsp Garlic (chopped)
• 2 tbsp Rose Water
• 1 cup Onions (sliced)
• 4 tbsp Ginger (chopped)
• 3 tsp Red Chili Powder
• 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
• 5 tbsp Oil
• ½ gm Saffron
• 2 tsp Turmeric Powder
• 2 cup Curd (yogurt)
• ¾ cup Tomato (chopped)
• 4 Bay Leaves
• Salt to taste
How to make Chicken Biryani:
•Take a bowl and put salt, 1/2 of the red chili powder, 1/2 of the chopped ginger, 1/2 of the chopped garlic, 1 tsp garam masala powder, 1/2 of the turmeric powder and curd in it, mix well.
•Add chicken pieces to it and leave for an hour.
•Now wash and soak rice in water for 30 minutes.
•Boil water, add 1/2 of the whole garam masala, bay leaf, salt and rice in it.
•Cook the rice until 3/4 th done.
•Drain rice and place it aside.
•Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan and combine remaining whole garam masala with it, let it crackle.
•Add sliced onions to it and cook it till light golden brown.
•Add the remaining coriander powder, turmeric powder chopped ginger, chopped garlic, red chili powder, 1 tsp garam masala powder and chopped tomatoes to it, cook for 5 minutes.
•Combine marinated chicken with it and cook until chicken is tender.
•Dissolve saffron in warm milk and set aside.
•Place alternate layers of chicken and rice.
•Now sprinkle saffron dissolved in milk, remaining garam masala powder, golden fried sliced onions and butter in between the layers and on the top.
•Carefully end it with the rice layer topped with saffron, spices & rose water.
•Cover and seal it with an aluminum foil and cook on low flame for about 10 to12 minutes.
•Chicken Biryani is ready to serve.