Monday, September 15, 2008

Chicken Biryani Recipe

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.

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