Easy Chicken Biriyani

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: One-Dish Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 cups - basmati rice
  • 1/2 kg - chicken
  • 4 cups - water
  • 1 - onion large
  • 1 - tomato large (or 2 small)
  • 8- green chillies (or according to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp - garam masala (optional - can be used if you desire spicy dishes)
  • 1/4 tsp- turmeric powder-
  • mint leaves - few
  • ginger - 3 inch piece
  • 15 flakes garlic
  • 1 - bay leaf
  • 3 - cloves
  • 3-cardamom
  • oil - little
  • salt - as desired
  • coriander - for garnishing

How to Make Easy Chicken Biriyani

  • Make a paste of the ginger and garlic. Cut onions and tomatoes.
  • Wash the basmati rice and let it soak in water for 30 minutes.
  • Clean and cut chicken into pieces suited for biriyani.
  • Place the pressure cooker on the stove, and add oil. When oil is hot, add the spices to it.
  • Add the cut onion and fry till transparent.
  • Now add whole green chillies (without cutting or slitting them).
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste (prepared in step 1) and fry till the oil separates.
  • Add the tomatoes, mint leaves, garam masala, and turmeric powder and fry for a while.
  • Add chicken and fry for 3 minutes.
  • Now add the basmati rice, water, and salt.
  • When the mixture starts to boil, close the cooker, put the weight and reduce the flame to medium.
  • Leave the cooker on the flame for 10 to 12 minutes and switch off the stove (no need for any whistles).
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.