Monday, May 18, 2009

Chicken Biryani...

The recipe for the day is Chicken biryani. It is an Indian delicacy where the mildly spiced chicken pieces are layered with herb favoured rice and served with raita.

I got this recipe from one of my colleagues... In the first sight, I was kind of disappointed with the long list of ingredients and numerous steps.. But believe me...its easy to make and definitely worth it...

Ingredients You need :
For marinating Chicken
Chicken - 1 Full
Big onions 3nos (Finely Chopped)
Tomatoes 2nos
Green chillies 20nos
Garlic 6nos
ginger 3cm
3-4 curry leaves
Coriander leaves
Pudina leaves
Corianderpowder - 3tsp
Turmeric powder - 1tsp
Lemon juice -1tsp
Curd - 3tsp
Salt - To taste

For the spices powder

For Rice
Basmati Rice - 4 cups
Oil - 3 tsp
Ghee - 1tsp
Jeera - a pinch
Water - as reqd
Biriyani masala - 1tsp (optional)

For Layering
Big Onion 1no
Cashes and Raisins - as reqd
Oil -1tsp
Ghee -2 tsp
Pudina leaves
Coriander leaves
Spices powder

PreparationChicken Gravy

  • Heat all the spices (Cardamom, Nutmeg ,Cloves, Cinnamon) and grint them into a fine powder for the masala.
  • Chop the green chillies, garlic and ginger in a chopper and keep aside
  • Take chopped onion, tomatoes, crushed green chillies,garlic and ginger in a big vessel and mix thoroughly. Tomato juice should mix properly.
  • Add chicken to this and mix thoroughly.
  • To this add coriander powder , turmeric powder, lemon juice and curd and mix.
  • Put one spoon of the ground spices powder to the marinade and mix well.
  • Keep the marinade aside for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes take some oil in a pan and heat.
  • When its hot add the marinated chicken to this and cook on low heat till the chicken is cooked. No need to add water.

Ghee Rice

  • Wash rice and keep aside
  • In a pan heat oil and ghee
  • Add a pinch of ground spices powder and biriyani masala(optional) when oil is heated
  • Add pinch of jeera
  • Add double the amount of water for the rice to cook.
  • Add some salt.
  • When water boils, add the washed rice and keep on low flame till the rice is cooked and keep aside.
For Layering
  • Slice 2 big onions – very thin
  • Add oil in pan and 1 spoon ghee. Fry cashew nuts and raisins and keep aside
  • Deep fry the onions in same oil, till it become brown and keep aside(add pinch of salt for taste)
Final Layering
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degree
  • In an oven safe container, spread a layer of chicken gravy.
  • On top of that spread a layer of rice.
  • Over that place a layer of deep fried onions, a pinch of spices mix, finely chopped coriander and pudina leaves, fried cashew nuts and raisins over the rice layer
  • Pour the chicken gravy and repeat the layering process till all the rice is over.
  • Close the container with an aluminium foil and keep in the oven for 30 mts.

Serve the biriyani with raita, pappad and pickle..

I am sending this Biriyani over to Ravishing rice recipes event hosted by Nags and started by Meeta

Check for more Biryani Recipes at Foodista..
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Smitha said...

Nice recipe. U can send it to viki's potluck chicken event.

Renuka said...

Thanks smitha for the quick comment..

Vrinda said...

Delicious chicken biryani,i am feeling so hungry after seeing ur Biryani photo,superb click

kittymatti said...

wow!!! Look at the pic!!! Im a vegetarian but I feel like eating that biriyani! the pic itself looks so appetizing!! Good one!

Pooja said...

The biriyani looks delicious! Perfect entry for the event.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Nice picture :) The briyani looks very delicious Renuka.

Nags said...

wow! that's some process!! Thanks for the yummy entry and for introducing me to your blog :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

This is a great way to make Chicken biriyani!!! mmm yummy and looks great gotta try this, why dont you send this to the potluck event by Viki...

ARUNA said...

nice recipe Renuka.....biriyani looks awesome!!!!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww..awesome presentation..i just loved it.. :)

Priya said...

Delicious and beautiful presentation..looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

I love chicken biriyani - sounds excellent!

Mallugirl said...

biryani looks very inviting!!it does has a long list of ingredients but comes together pretty fast, don't u think?

Parita said...

gorgeous pic looks so colorful :)

Jo said...

wow...nice recipe and nice photo.

Seena said...

Beautiful looking biryani, R! :) send me some.. :P

the ungourmet said...

I bet this smell delightful when it's cooking! I love the flavors in this dish. Very nice!

kaipunyam said...

nice recipe dear...biriyani looks yummy nd perfect...

Purva Desai said...

First time on this delicious blog.....chicken biryani looks mouth watering and smell the aroma

Irene said...

Wow... that looks yummyyyyy :)

Superzspiczy said...

the rice is so colorful!!!

Rush said...

i remember my sunday afternoon fiesta during childhood..sad, im a veggie now :(
love the look of it..

vidhas said...

Lovley clicks. since i am vegetarian i can't sya on the recipe. Thanks for dropping by.Will stay in touch.

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Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

awesome chicken biryani...
Also your fish curry was yum

ARUNA said...

those r gorgeous clicks and very colorful dish Renuka!

Hema said...

Delicious recipe... You have caught a mouth water pic.. and the raitha will make a great side dish.. check out your award here

Chitra said...

nice dish, first time here..u have a cute blog:)

Kalai said...

I can smell it,Yummy biryani.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Hmmm the aroma of biryani dragged me here...looks colorful and flavourful.....

SriLekha said...

hi! join in the EFM-Breakfast and Variety Rice Series going in my blog!

Chitra said...

hi renu, first time here i guess..ur blog is looking too good;)chicken briyani loooks colorful..iam a veggie.i cant try this...but the pics make me drool:)

Akal's Saappadu said...

the chicken biriyani looks colorful and perfect; I have never tried doing it in the oven;

Pravs said...

looks delicious !

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Simply Life said...

I love this dish and yours looks amazing!

Akal's Saappadu said...

I love briyanis, I mean who couldn't ? your briyani looks perfect, making me hungry; I've never dared to bake but the method seems to be so clear that I'm tempted to try this; going to bookmark that :)

kanishk said...

i am feeling so hungry after seeing ur Biryani photo,superb click

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Fathima said...

Wow Perfect looking Biryani... you have a nice space out here... folowing u now...

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