Chicken Biryani for All

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Total Time:
3 hours
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups - basmati rice
  • 1 kg - chicken
  • 1/4 cup - oil
  • A few cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaves
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp - red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1 cup - curd
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin powder
  • 1/2 - cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp - pepper corns
  • 1 tsp - green chilli paste
  • 1 tsp - garam masala
  • 2 tsp - ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup - mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup - coriander leaves
  • 3- green chillies, slit
  • 3-4 - onions
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • A little saffron colour
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee

How to Make Chicken Biryani for All

  • Chop the chicken into small pieces and wash them.
  • Marinate in ginger-garlic paste for an hour.
  • Chop onions lengthwise and fry in oil over low flame till golden brown. Cool and crumble them and reserve.
  • Mix the chicken with a mixture of curd, garam masala, 3/4 of the fried onions, red chilli powder, green chilli paste, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin powder, cloves, coriander leaves, mint leaves and salt.
  • Also add the remaining oil to the marinated meat and leave for an hour.
  • Cook basmati rice with 1 tsp salt and water.
  • Throw in cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves cumin seeds, cloves, coriander leaves, mint leaves and green chillies.
  • Remove from stove when the rice is half-cooked and drain the water completely.
  • Spread the rice over the marinated meat.
  • Then add the lime juice, saffron colour, ghee and the remaining crushed onions over the rice.
  • Transfer to another vessel, cover and cook on a low flame for 30 minutes.
  • Serve hot with raita or chutney.

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