Wednesday, March 24, 2010

CHICKEN BIRIYANI



Ingredients :

Chicken : 1kg, Large pieces
Chilli Powder : 1tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/2tsp
Pepper Powder : 1/2tsp
Fennel seeds : 1/2tsp
Garam Masala : 1tsp
Coriander leaves : 1Cup, chopped
Mint Leaves : 1Cup : Chopped
Green chilli :5
Ginger : 1inch piece, chopped
Garlic : 10pods, chopped
Yogurt : 1/2 Cup
Curry leaves : 3 spring
Salt
Onion : 4, medium sized, sliced
Tomato : 3, medium sized, sliced
Oil
Ghee

For the Rice :

Basmati Rice : 1kg / 4cups
Ghee : 4tbsp
Cinnamon : 2inch piece
Cardamom : 4
Cloves: 4
Bay leaf : 1
Lemon Juice : 1tsp
Salt
Raisins : 3tsp
Cashew : 15
Method :

1. Clean the chicken pieces and drain well.

2. Make a paste of garlic, ginger, green chilli, mint leaves, coriander leaves,1Spring of curry leaves and fennel seeds. keep aside 1tsp from this paste.

3. Now combine it well with chilli powder, turmeric powder, Pepper powder, Curd, Garam masala and salt.Marinate chicken pieces in this masala for 1hr.

4. In a thick bottom kadai heat 2tbsp of ghee and fry one onion to garnish. add sugar to speed up the process. when its done add cashews and raisins. when its done keep it aside.

5. Now in the same kadai, heat oil and add the 1tsp masala paste which we kept aside.

6. Add thinly sliced Onion and saute well till it becomes dark brown in color. Now add tomatoes and saute them till it becomes a dark paste.At this stage add the marinated chicken pieces and combine well. Add 1Cup of water and cover the pan with a tight lid. cook till the chicken pieces are done. (chicken should be soft and should stay on bones)

Preperation of Rice :

1. Clean and wash the basmati Rice. Drain them and keep aside.

2. Heat a thick bottom vessel and add ghee to it. Now fry the drained rice for 1minute and add crushed cinnamon, cardamom, pepper cones, crushed bay leaf and cloves. Add enough boiling water to cook rice.

3. When the rice is 80% done, add some masala from the chicken + salt + lemon juice and cook the rice.

4. Turn of the gas when rice should be soft and not sticking to each other.

5. Now in a baking dish spread half of the chicken masala with its thick gravy and place half of the rice over it.after this layer, sprinkle some lime juice on top of this which prevents the sticking. Repeat the same procedure- spread masala first and then the remaining rice. Pour some ghee / oil from the leftover vessels.

6. Close the pan with aluminum foil and then put the lid and bake for 20-25min.

7. Garnish the biriyani with cashew, raisins, chopped mint / coriander leaves and fried onion slices.

8. Serve hot with any raitha, pappad, pickle, biriyani chammanthi or with thick yogurt.

47 comments:

  1. yummy yumm..i simply love this and very tempting pic :)

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  2. Almost same method like my mother in law's biriyani:) Nice click Lena...kandittu kothiyavunnu ;)

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  3. Looks very yummy, but I am veggie. Well made dear. The click is fab.

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  4. I am a sucker fir Biryani..And This one looks just perfect

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  5. Woww wat a fantastic briyani, absolutely divine..

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  6. Such a beautiful presentation of a beautiful dish!

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  7. excellent biriyani!! pls collect the award from my blog :)

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  8. Entammoooo kothiyavunne...Thakarppan...Beautiful and tempting click dear..Ithokke adichu iruppanalle...hmm endum avamallooooo...

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  9. What's not to like about this biryani,yum:D

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  10. Adipoli biryani dear....Ithokke adichu enjoy cheyuuva alle...vava varumbol maarikolum,he he...

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  11. Biryani looks very perfect n delicious dear.

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  12. Lenaaa...Kothyavanu dear...perfectly cooked rice...ethokke kandu akkepade vellam erakki erikanu..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  13. adipoli!!!! kandittu kothi sahokkan pattunnilla...noyimbu onnu kazhiyatte...superb da..

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  14. Wow that is such a super delicous lookiing biriyani. Drool drool

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  15. Looks so delicious! yum..yum..

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  16. shooo...kothippikkan...adipoli snap!!! waiting for easter to make...

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  17. Hi lena, how are you and your little one?..hope both of you are fine....chicken biryani is my fav and i love to try out different versions of it...yours look so delicious and well presented lena...

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  18. and please take out the word verification thingy for the comments. it sucks high time! :x

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  19. OMG...this is awesome...super delicious biriyani with wonderful snap..too temptin Lena..

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  20. Yummy! Awesome click.. Chicken biriyani is my favorite dish.

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  21. superb snap Lena..your recipe is bookmarked..

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  22. Pass on that plate dear...briyani looks superb and yum :)

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  23. Wow mouthwatering...I love briyani...Nice presentation too.Luks perfect.

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  24. Wooow,,chicken biryani looks perfect and delicious,,, i like biryani very much,,my all time fav food.am sure you enjoyed this yummy biryani with ur family,,by seeing itself can say it taste delicious.I am happy on your blog and also am the 100 th follower of your blog.thanks for sharing dear,,take care n keep on smiling,,,really i can't close the page want to see your biryani n m eating from my desktop....

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  25. Wow.. I m waitin to ve this dish wen i come.. Its tempting...

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  26. nish..im couting the days to uu..shall make everything,.. :)

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  27. Oh My !! Wonderful biryani..chicken biryani tops my most fav list :-)

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  28. Beautiful pictures and I am very interested in trying so recipes from your blog !!! Will keep coming !!!

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  29. nice shot,,biryani looks so delicious..
    thanks for the comments yarr..

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  30. Wow! The biryani is very droolworthy and I have some raita here. Could you send me the plate please? 'Cuz it's lunch. :3

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  31. Biriyani luks so colorful n delicious!!!
    tnx a lot 4 stopping by 'simply delicious' Lena dear.U have lovely blog with gr888 collection of recipes!

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  32. Thanks 4 dropping in to Panchamrutham
    Nice 2 see your wonderful space here !!
    Chicken biriyani is so tempting !!
    Adding u 2 my blogroll...Happy Blogging

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  33. Sounds delicious! Would love to try this.

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  34. waah! maja aa gaya...
    This is a marvellous chicken biriyani...

    Looks really tempting.

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  35. looks yummy,will try this method soon,as trisha loves briyani so much.Will come back with the feedback soon.

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  36. Wow that is absolutely tempting biriyani..Rice looks so good and fluffy. MMmmm Good ur having good time with ur baby.

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  37. Hi Lena, tks for dropping by my space ya! ;)

    Ur chicken Briyani looks really tempting! Make me seriously hungry! :)

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  38. Wow!! kandittu kothiyavunnai!

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  39. biryani looks delicious...yum yum yum

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  40. Nice blog :) Biriyani looks perfect and so delicious!

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  41. nice click sis... i love biriyaani <3

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