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Chicken Biriyani

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Total Time:
45 minutes
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 2 cups - basmati Rice
  • 1/4 cup - ginger/Garlic (chop equal amounts of Garlic and ginger)
  • 1/2 cup - onion, finely chopped
  • 5-6 - Green chillies
  • 1 kg - Chicken (chopped, cleaned and marinated for a few minutes in a blend of yogurt (2tbsp), and a pinch of turmeric)
  • 1 tsp - chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - pepper powder
  • 1 tsp - Turmeric
  • 1 pinch - Kesar powder or any red food color
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup - Mint and coriander together
  • 1 stick - Cinnamon
  • 3-4 - Cloves
  • 3- Bay Leaves

How to Make

  • The Preparation Process:
  • Grind the chillies, ginger/garlic, some onions and half of the mint-coriander mixture.
  • Fry the cloves, cinnamon and bay leaves.
  • When the cloves pop out, add the onions and fry till it turns golden brown.
  • Now add the remaining mint-coriander leaves and fry.
  • When it gives an aroma, add the chicken and the ground masala.
  • Making of Actual Biryani:
  •  Add all the spices and salt and cook the chicken until the cooker whistles once.
  • Do not overcook the chicken. It must be only about 75% done.
  • When the weight cools off, remove the lid and filter the juice from the chicken.
  • Leave the chicken in the cooker.
  • Add four cups of water.
  • Pour it back into the cooker.
  • Let it boil and now add rice.
  • Stir once and keep the lid of the cooker upside down and close.
  • Keep checking once in a while till the rice is done.
  • Tips:
  • Make sure the chicken is not overcooked to maintain its authentic taste and flavour.
  • Serve this delicious Biryani with raita or chutney.