Chicken Biryani

Chicken Briyani, Kozhi Biriyani

Ingredients:

  • Chicken -1lb
  • Basmati rice – 2cup(200g)
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2tsp
  • Oil and ghee – 1 spoon
  • Coriander leaves -1cup
  • Mint leaves – 1cup
  • Curry leaves
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato- 1
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1 spoon
  • Coconut milk – 1cup
  • Salt – to taste
  • Cinnamon – 3/4 inch
  • Cardamom – 3
  • Bay leaf – 1/2
  • Cloves – 3
  • Black flower – 1
  • Lemon juice -2 spoon

Fry and make powder (masala powder):

  • Coriander seeds – 3spoon
  • Cumin seeds -1/2 spoon
  • Pepper – ½ spoon
  • Aniseed -1/4 spoon
  • Red chili -6

Recipe:

  1. Grind and make a paste of ½ onion, ½ of coriander and mint leaves.
  2. Cook  Chicken with ½ of the masala powder, ½ of the ground paste and 1/2  salt in a cooker.
  3. Fry the Basmati rice in ghee till turned to white .
  4. Heat Oil in a pan.Add Mustard seeds, once it splutters, add Cinnamon, Cardamom, Bay leaf, Cloves, Black flower, Curry leaves. Once it starts spluttering, add chopped Onion , then chopped Tomato. Fry them.
  5. Add ground masala paste(from step1) and masala powder,then coriander leaves, mint leaves. Fry them till the raw smell goes.
  6. Add cooked Chicken(separate the water) and fry for a second. Then add 1 cup of Coconut milk, 3 cups of water(including the water comes from chicken) and Salt.
  7. When water is boiling add basmati rice and close the lid. Stir every minute till its ½ cooked. Then add lemon juice, stir and close the lid .
  8. Turn the heat to very low for 10 minutes. Do not lift the lid or stir while cooking.
  9. After 15 mins you can open and serve.

Goes well with: Cucumber raitha or Chicken gravy.

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