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Thursday, January 11, 2007


Ingredients :
Chicken - 1 Pound
Basmati Rice - 3 Cup
Onion - 3 Big
Tomato - 2 Medium Or Curds - 1/2 Cup
Ginger Paste - 1 Tsp
Garlic Paste - 1 Tsp
Green Chili - 2-3
Chili Powder - 1Tsp
Pepper Powder - 1Tsp
Chicken Masala Powder - 2 Tsp
Salt - As Required
Coriander Leaves - A handful
Whole Garam Masla - 2-3 each
Bay Leaf - 2-3
Oil - As Required

Ingredients for Masala Powder :
Cumin Seeds - 1 Big Spoon
Fennel - 1 Big Spoon
Dry fry the above ingredients and powder it.
Method :
1) Wash the rice properly,drain and keep aside.Marinate the chicken with little chili powder,salt and turmeric powder and keep for half an hour.
2) In a Pan add 2 spoon if oil/ghee and the whole garam masala fry for 1 minute.Add the garlic and fry till the raw smell goes off.Add little portion of the sliced onions and fry for few minutes.Now add the drained rice and fry till the rice is little crisp.Add 5 cups of water(double the rice -1) to it and cook in a rice cooker or if you are using pressure cooker,switch off when you hear 1 whistle.
3) In a pan ,heat oil,add the whole garam masala's and Bay leaves.Fry till a good aroma comes.Add the sliced onions and fry till transulant.
4) Add ginger,garlic and fry till the raw smell goes off.Now add green chili and tomato or the curd.Fry till the tomato is cooked well.
5) Now add the chicken and fry for few minutes.Add pepper powder,Chili powder,Chicken Masala powder,salt mix well and close the lid and cook for 15 minutes in medium flame.The chicken leaves little water but still add1 cup of water and cook.In between open and stir the masala.
6)Open the lid and add the above powdered masala and cook well.Cook till the masala is little dry and finally add the chopped coriander leaves.
7) In a pan arrange the rice and masala layers,close the pan and keep in the oven for few minutes.if no oven ,then arrange the rice and masala in layers in a pressure cooker and keep on the stove for 10-15 minutes in low flame.


Mallugirl said...

hmmm.. can i come over? that looks good!

Viji said...

Thank you for ur comment.Sure,You are welcome :-)

Priya said...

looks like sagar chicken biriyani :)

Anonymous said...

now we decided to come there just to eat eat and eat .......... tried biriyani recipe and chaw chaw . it came excellent. thanks viji

Viji said...

Priya,thanks for the complement :-).I still have the taste of sagar's biriyani on my toungue.

Thanks to my Anonymous reader :-) try other recipes and get back to me soon.