Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani

Ingredients:

• 1 kg Chicken (pieces)
• 500 gm Basmati Rice (washed and soaked for 30 min)
• 4 tbsp Garam Masala (whole)
• 4 tsp Garam Masala Powder
• 50 gm Butter
• 4 tsp Garlic (chopped)
• 1 cup Onions (sliced)
• 4 tsp Ginger (chopped)
• 3 tsp Red Chili Powder
• 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
• 5 tbsp Oil
• 2 tsp Turmeric Powder
• 2 cup Curd (yogurt)
• 3/4 cup Tomato (chopped)
• 4 Bay Leaves

For the marinade :

• 1-1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
• 2 tsp Ginger (chopped)
• 2 tsp Garlic (chopped)
• 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
• 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
• 1 cup Yoghurt
• Salt

For garnishing:

• 1/2 gm Saffron (dissolved in 1/2 cup milk)
• 2 tbsp Rose Water

How to make Chicken Biryani:

• Put all the ingredients of the marinade in a bowl and mix well.

• Add chicken pieces to it and leave for an hour.

• Now boil water, add 1/2 of the whole garam masala, bay leaf, and rice in it.

• Cook the rice until 3/4 th is done, drain and keep it aside.

• Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan and add remaining whole garam masala.

• Allow it to crackle, add sliced onions and cook it till light golden brown.

• Add 1 tsp of the remaining garam masala and all the remaining ingredients, including tomatoes, but excluding rice.

• Cook for 5 minutes, combine marinated chicken with it.

• Cook until chicken is tender.

• Place alternate layers of chicken and rice.

• Now sprinkle saffron, remaining garam masala powder and butter in between the layers and on the top.

• Carefully end it with the rice layer topped with saffron & rose water.

• Cover and seal it with an aluminum foil.

• Cook it further on low flame for 10-12 minutes.

• Chicken Biryani is ready to serve.

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