Hey guys, it’s weekend so thought of making Indian delicacy and first thing that comes to mind is world famous Chicken Biryani. I won’t say it’s simple or quick but definitely worth the effort. So let’s get started.
This dish will serve 4
1. Diced chicken 400g or 4 chicken legs
2. Basmati Rice 3 cups
3. Biryani Masala 3 tablespoon
4. Onion 2
5. Tomatoes 3
6. Yogurt 2 spoons
7. Mint leaves
8. Corriandar leaves
9. Potato 1
10. Green chillies or Red chilly powder
11. Ghee 2 spoon
12. Vegetable oil
13. Ginger and garlic finely chopped or paste as you prefer
14. Indian spices including cloves, black pepper, bay leaves, cardamom (optional if using biryani masala but true flavour comes when whole spices are used)
Preparation Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Finely chop onion and deep fry until it turns golden and crisp. Drain excess oil and keep it aside
Soak rice in hot water for 30 mins.
In a saucepan take 3-4 spoon of oil add fried onion chicken and one spoon salt and cook for 5 mins in medium to high flame unless golden shade appear on chicken. After 5mins lower the flame to medium time and add ginger, garlic some mint leaves, 2 tablespoon biryani masala, whole spices and cook for another 5 mins. At this time, cook rice in a separate pan (add hot water, one tablespoon oil, one tablespoon salt, one tablespoon biryani masala and soaked rice, cut potatoes and cook until 75% done). Coming back to chicken, add chopped tomatoes, yogurt, ghee and cook for another 5 mins add additional salt as per taste.
Now starts the fun part, take 2/3 portion of the chicken in separate bowl, add 1/3 rice on top of chicken in the pan avoid water as much as possible. Add some pieces of boiled potatoes. Next, garnish with coriander, mint, spoon of ghee and fried onion.
Repeat this layering 2 more times; cover the lid and cook for another 10 mins in low flame and finally switch off the gas.
Let it rest for 5 mins, in the meantime prepare Raita.
In a bowl, add 4-5 tablespoon of yogurt, chopped onion, chopped chilly, coriander and salt as per taste. Can add raita masala if you have else ignore.
Serve this mouth watering chicken biryani with 💕
– Happy Eating!