Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Chicken prepared in India with Chicken and Rice

This chicken biryani prepartion is what i use and my family and friends love the way it taste.Hope you like it too...Happy Cooking.

Ingredients :

2 pound Boneless Chicken
2 Cup Rice
1 cup Curd
2 Medium size onions ( Cut in to thin long strips)
1/2 tbsp lemon Juice
1 tbspn ginger-garlic paste
Salt to taste
3 tbspn Oil

Dry Masala Powder:
1 tspn Chilli, coriander and Cumin powder
1/2 tspn turmeric powder
1 tspn Chicken Biryani masala(optional)

Whole Gram Masala:
1 black Cardamom
4-5 Green cardamom
4-5 Bay leaves
1 inch piece of Cinnamon
3-4 Cloves
3-4 black peppercorns
1 tbspn ginger-garlic paste

Green masala:
7-8 Mint leaves
2 Green Chillies
1/2 bunch of Coriander Leaves

Marination for chicken:

Grind green chillies, mint , coriander leaves to a fine paste.

Cut, clean and wash chicken, apply the above green masala paste along with ginger garlic paste.Add red chilli, turmeric, coriander-cumin and chicken biryani masala powder.Add curd and lemon juice with 1 tspn oil.Mix it well with chicken and marinade for atleast 2 hrs.

Remove it from refrigerator 1/2 hour before preparing the curry.

Preparation Method of rice:

2 Cup Rice (soaked in luke warm water for 45 mins before preparing ,drain out the water after 45 mins and let the rice dry).

In a pan boil atleast 4 cups of water adding 1 tspn oil, green cardamons, 1-2 cloves,bayleaf and pinch of salt.When the water is boiled add the previously soaked rice.

Keep checking regularly and drain water and when the rice is 95% done drain water and spread it out in a tray.

Preparation method for Curry:

In a pan fry Onions till they turn golden brown,keep aside half of fried onions for garnishing.

In another pan add remaining oil, add other half of fried onions, reamining whole garam masala and fry for 2-3 mins.Then add the marinated chicken and mix well.Add 1 cup of water,cover and let it cook for 5-10 mins.Remove the lid and now let it cook for 5-10 mins.Make sure the chicken is cooked and the gravy is not too watery.

Now take cooker /pan with a tight lid and start to do layering by spreading out rice and then chicken,again rice and chicken on top.Add the fried onions kept aside previously.

Keep it on gas for 5-6 mins (dont use whistle if using cooker).

Chicken Biryani is then ready to be served.

Goes well with Raita.(Recipe of raita is posted above).



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I am not a certified nutritionist.All recipes are tried by me at home.

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