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Chicken Biryani Indian Recipe – Category: Indian

Chicken Biryani Indian Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mixed veg (optional, to taste)
  • 600g of cubed chicken breast
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 cup curd(yoghurt)
  • salt to taste
  • 6 green chillies, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh garlic paste
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger paste
  • 2 tsp chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh dhania (coriander) powder
  • 1 tsp fresh cumin powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp clove powder
  • 1 tsp cinammon powder
  • 1 tsp chopped cashewnuts
  • 1 stick cinammon, broken into bits
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 2 medium sized onions, sliced finely
  • 2 tbsp ghee(clarified butter)
  • a pinch of saffron(orange coloring).
  • 1-2 tsp milk
  • 1 cup deep fried onion slices for garnish

Method

  1. Combine together spice ingredients and yogurt
  2. Add the vegetables and chicken to it and let it marinate for about 1/2 hr.
  3. Heat the ghee in a pan and add the cashewnuts, cinnammon, cardamom and cloves.
  4. Fry for 15 seconds and add the sliced onion and chicken
  5. When the onions turn transparent, add the marinated chicken and without adding any water, cook the vegetables on medium heat till the masala is well cooked and turns aromatic.
  6. The vegetables should be completely done.
  7. The masala will reduce and lose all moisture.
  8. Set aside.
  9. Wash the rice and steam cook it such that individual grains can be separated.
  10. Dissolve the saffron in the milk.
  11. Take about one cup of cooked rice and add the saffron to it.
  12. Now mix this colored rice with the rest of the cooked rice, so that you get streaks of orange in the rice.
  13. In a deep oven-safe bowl, pour this rice and spread to cover the entire bottom of the vessel.
  14. Pour the chicken and biryani sauce on top and spread evenly.
  15. Cover the dish with foil and bake for about 20 minutes at 300 deg f.
  16. Remove foil and serve hot, garnished with chopped herbs and fried onions.

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