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Chicken Biryani

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Introduction

Indian Recipe. One of the best Rice Dishes.

Indian Recipe. One of the best Rice Dishes.

Ingredients

Serves: 4

Metric Cups

For the Biryani

  • 625 millilitres basmati rice
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 cloves
  • 3 sticks cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • water (as required)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 12 fine green beans (cut into one inch length)
  • 3 carrots (cut into one inch length)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 750 grams chicken
  • 6 onions (vertically chopped)
  • 3 green chilli (vertically chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 large tomato (vertically chopped)
  • 125 millilitres curd
  • ½ tablespoon chilli powder
  • ½ tablespoon fresh coriander
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ tablespoon black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon garam masala
  • 3 tablespoons butter / ghee

For the for Marinade

  • 3 onions (finely vertically chopped)
  • 10 cashew nuts
  • 15 grapes (dried)
  • 6 cloves
  • 4 sticks cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • oil (as required)

For the Biryani

  • 22 fluid ounce basmati rice
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 cloves
  • 3 sticks cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • water (as required)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 12 slender green beans (cut into one inch length)
  • 3 carrots (cut into one inch length)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 26½ ounces chicken
  • 6 onions (vertically chopped)
  • 3 green chile (vertically chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 large tomato (vertically chopped)
  • 4 fluid ounce curd
  • ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ tablespoon black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon garam masala
  • 3 tablespoons butter / ghee

For the for Marinade

  • 3 onions (finely vertically chopped)
  • 10 cashew nuts
  • 15 grapes (dried)
  • 6 cloves
  • 4 sticks cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • oil (as required)

Method

Chicken Biryani is a community recipe submitted by Himashi and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Soak rice in water for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, drain it and put it in boiling water. Take enough water for rice.
  • Add Turmeric powder, cloves, cinnamon, cardamon and salt into water.
  • Cook rice only to half boiled.
  • Remove it, drain it in a strainer and keep it aside.
  • For chicken, saute onion and green chillies in ghee until it becomes dark brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, tomato and saute it.
  • Add all the powders, garam masale to it and saute it for 1 minute.
  • Add chicken into it and pour 1 glass water and then put enough salt also.
  • Replace chicken into pressure cooker.
  • After 1 whistle sim the stove and wait for 7 minutes.
  • After 7 minutes off the stove and wait for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, remove the lid. If it contains more water boil again until it has only semi gravy. Please remember this chicken gravy must be very thick.
  • Boil beans and carrot with little salt and drain it and keep it aside.
  • For marinating, fry all the contents till brown color and keep aside.
  • Take a big vessel and spread little rice on bottom.
  • Then add little vegetables on next layer and again one layer rice.
  • Add chicken and then next layer as rice.
  • Add the fried onions, cashews and grapes. Repeat the layers if you have more rice. Serve hot!
  • Soak rice in water for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, drain it and put it in boiling water. Take enough water for rice.
  • Add Turmeric powder, cloves, cinnamon, cardamon and salt into water.
  • Cook rice only to half boiled.
  • Remove it, drain it in a strainer and keep it aside.
  • For chicken, saute onion and green chillies in ghee until it becomes dark brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, tomato and saute it.
  • Add all the powders, garam masale to it and saute it for 1 minute.
  • Add chicken into it and pour 1 glass water and then put enough salt also.
  • Replace chicken into pressure cooker.
  • After 1 whistle sim the stove and wait for 7 minutes.
  • After 7 minutes off the stove and wait for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, remove the lid. If it contains more water boil again until it has only semi gravy. Please remember this chicken gravy must be very thick.
  • Boil beans and carrot with little salt and drain it and keep it aside.
  • For marinating, fry all the contents till brown color and keep aside.
  • Take a big vessel and spread little rice on bottom.
  • Then add little vegetables on next layer and again one layer rice.
  • Add chicken and then next layer as rice.
  • Add the fried onions, cashews and grapes. Repeat the layers if you have more rice. Serve hot!
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