25 October 2008

Chicken Briyani

Chicken Briyani is made of chicken cooked with spices and basmati rice.
Ingredients 1

Chicken - 1 kg
Curd(yoghurt) - 3 tbspn
Lemon juice- 1 tbspn
Salt - 1 tspn
Chicken Masala - 2 tspn
GingerGarlic paste- 2 tspn
Turmeric powder - 1 tspn
Coriander powder- 2 tspn
Chilli powder - 1/2 tspn

Ingredients 2

Bay leaf- 2 nos
fennel seeds - 1 tspn
Nutmeg powder - 1 tspn
star anise - 1 no
cardamom - 4 nos
Clove- 5 - 6 nos
cinnamon sticks - 2 - 3 nos

Ingredients 3

Onions - 2 big nos(lengthwise)
Tomato- 2 big nos(cubed)
Green Chilli - 2(slit lenthwise)
Ginger Garlic paste- 3 tbspn
Coriander- a bunch(chopped finely)
pudina(mint leaves)-a bunch(chopped finely)
Ghee(clarified butter) - 2 tbspn
Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Chicken masala - 3 - 4 tbspn (as per taste)
Oil - 4 - 5 tbspn
salt - acc to taste


Chicken Marination
  • wash the chicken(medium size) and set aside
  • In a large bowl add 2 tbspn of curd and all the other ingredients 1 and mix it well
  • Add the chicken to this and leave it aside for min of 40 mins
  • wash and soak the basmati rice for a min of 30 mins
  • In a pressure cooker or a heavy bottomed pan heat oil
  • and then add the ingredients 2 except nutmeg powder and wait till they splutter ( 1 min)
  • and then add the onions cut lengthwiseand saute it for few mins
  • then add the nutmeg powder and saute it
  • then add the green chillies , coriander leaves,mint leaves and tomaotes and saute for few mins
  • then add the ginger garlic paste and saute it for sometime till the tomatoes get smashed
  • then add the marinated chicken and salt and chicken masala..(Add 2 tbspn of chicken masala and then as per taste adjust accordinly)
  • cook for some time till the chicken is almost cooked
  • drain the water from basmati rice and set aside
  • in the mean time heat a pan and add the ghee and then add then add the basmati rice
  • saute it carefully and when the flavour of basmati arises and the rice does not stick to one another at this stage switch off from flame
  • now add this basmati rice along with the chicken which is almost cooked
  • taste for masala and spice level and then add 3 cups of water..the rice shud be just immersed in water
  • close the lid and keep the flame in lowand wait until the rice cooks
  • when the rice is cooked arnish with coriander and enjoy it with raita and eggs.


Sophie said...

This looks like tasty comfort food. The spices you used sound delicious and aromatic. I'd like to include your recipe on our blog, please let me know if you're interested :).

Sophie, Key Ingredient Chief Blogger

Pooja said...

It is really delicious indeed !!!!!!!
sure u can include it in ur blog.
thanx a lot !