Monday, January 26, 2009

Almost Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani






INGREDIENTS


3 cups Basmati rice
2 Large onions thinly sliced and deep fried until crisp divide into two portions
500 grams Chicken with bones
Oil

Marinate chicken with the following:

1 Javitri or Mace
2 Bay leaves
5-6 Cloves
5-6 Pepper
1 tsp Cumin seeds
3 1" Cinnamon sticks
1 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
1 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tbsp Red chili powder
5-6 Green chilies slit
1 Portion of fried Onions
50 grams Mint leaves finely chopped
50 grams coriander leaves finely chopped
2 tbsp Yogurt
Salt


PROCEDURE

1. Wash and soak the basmati rice in water for atleast 30 minutes.

2. Marinate the chicken for minimum 45 minutes.

3. Heat about 1 tbsp oil in a vessel, once hot add the marinated chicken and 2 tbsp water cook till well done on a low flame. Make sure this has a thick gravy like consistency.

4. Boil water in a pot add salt and 1 tbsp oil, now add the soaked rice and cook till almost done. Strain and keep aside.

5. In a thick bottomed vessel layer chicken, rice and left over portion of fried onions.

6. Add a pinch of saffron to 1 tbsp water and pour over the rice. Cover vessel with a napkin and then place a lid over it.

7. Heat water in a wide frying pan and place the heavy bottomed vessel in it. Let it cook on low flame for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Serve with Raitha and Mirchi ka salan.

NOTE: I said almost because I haven't cooked my biryani over coal in a handi (type of a vessel).

24 comments:

G.Pavani said...

hi yaar...biryani looking yummy yummy n spicy yaar..
as my healthy is not feeling..iam not able see ur blog yaar...these days

SriLekha said...

it looks too good!

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds great! I've always wanted to make my own biryani - great recipe!

phanitha said...

Thank you guys...

Vrinda said...

biryani is my son's favourite..mine too.instead of cooking v always bake it for 20 minutes...looks yummy and spicy...

Vrinda said...

Phanitha, post mirchi ka salan recipe too...

phanitha said...

Definitely Vrinda...I will post it the next time I make it..Thank you for asking..

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mona said...

Looks great!

Tina said...

Hai Phanitha biriyani looks yummy......great blog nd recipes.........

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phanitha said...

Thank you people..!!

lisa (dandysugar) said...

I love chicken biryani. I've always thought about making it but just never have. Great recipe. I'll try it soon!

Lavanya said...

Biryani looks spicy & yummy..I will give a try..

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