Sunday, June 26, 2011

Chicken Briyani

This Briyani is made mainly in muslim marriage (Atleast as told by one of friend ). This is very easy to cook and tasty one.

The ingredients is for 1 1/2Kg of Rice and 1 Kg of Chicken.

Ingredients :

1      Kg      Chicken
11/2 Kg      Rice
1/4   Kg      Curd
4-5             Cardmom  
2 ''              Cinnamon                   ( Dalchini)
4-5             Cloves                         ( Lavang)
21/2            Red chillie Powder
2 Tsp          Corriander Powder

For Green Masala :
                   Corriander   Leaves    
6-7              Garlic    cloves
                   Ginger                        (7 equal pieces as of garlic cloves)

1/4 Tsp       Elachi    Powder
1/4 Tsp       Nutmeg Powder 

2 big          Onions
2 small       Tamatoes
6-7            Green Chilles

Step 1: Clean chicken wash it.Keep in a sleeve (chalni so all water drains out). Apply curd,salt and turmeric.Marinate for an hour or two.

Step 2: Paraboil rice with little amount of salt.To the paraboiled rice apply elachi powder and nutmeg powder.

Step 3: Take around 2 Tbsp of oil .Saute onion till golden fry .Seperate the fried onions.Now in the same oil add chopped tamatoes fry for a minute.Grounded Green masala,Cardmom, Cinamon,Cloves.chillie powder,corriander powder,green chillies.Fry till the masala starts leaving oil. Now, add marinated chicken a cup of water and cook till chicken softens else take one whistle in the cooker.

Step 4 : In a flat bottom vessel, Apply ghee add a layer of praboiled rice and a layer of chicken , repeat the same process. For 2 to 3 layer. Put the fried onions on the top layer. To the lid from inner side apply wheat flour dough Put the lid and dum for appr 15 to 20 minutes.The chicken briyani is ready to be eaten.

For Lemon dressed Mint chutney :

Coconut                  1/2 cup (preferably half part of coconut)
Mint leaves              Hand full
Corriander leaves     half part full  (** Corriander leaves should be half part of mint leaves)
Green Chillies           4
Garlic Cloves            5
Lemon                     1 (juice)
Salt as per taste
  • Cut onions soak in cold water for 5 minutes and chop them into thin slices (**Soaking removes the stinging bite of the onions and mellows out the taste)
  • Ground all other ingredients other than onions.Add the sliced onion.

Serve this briyani with lemon dressed mint chutney and salad.

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