Rehana's Chicken Biryani

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Total Time:
45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 kg. chicken
  • 400 gms. pulao rice
  • 250 gms. tomatoes
  • 250 gms. onions
  • 50 gms. garlic
  • 50 gms. ginger
  • 50 gms. green chillies
  • 1 bunch coriander leaves
  • 2 gms. turmeric
  • 3 gms. cardamoms
  • 3 gms. cinnamon
  • 3 gms. cloves
  • 150 gms. pure ghee
  • 20-25 gms. salt
  • Water as required

How to Make Rehana's Chicken Biryani

  • Clean and joint chicken. Put into a pressure cooker with half the water, turmeric and salt.
  • After pressure is built up, cook for 3 minutes. Cool and open.
  • Wash and drain rice. Grind together ginger and garlic.
  • Slice onions and quarter tomatoes.
  • Heat ghee, add whole garam masala. Add sliced onions and sauté.
  • Add ginger and garlic and fry for 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, whole green chillies and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Fry for another 10 mins. Add salt, add fried ingredients to chicken and add remaining water (hot).
  • Bring to a boil. Add rice and lime juice. Put lid on.
  • When steam starts escaping out, put weight on and cook for 10-12 minutes over slow fire.
  • Cool slightly, open and serve immediately.