Sunday, November 27, 2016

Chicken Biryani - Easy Video Recipe

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Biryani recipe
Chicken Biryani 

Making a delicious, flavorful restaurant style chicken biryani at home is very easy. This recipe can be prepared in a jiffy and make up for a comforting weekend meal. This pairs up excellent with raita and spicy curry. This classic dish takes up a prime place at weddings and Indian celebrations. Here's exactly the fail proof scrumptiously tasty chicken briyani video recipe. Enjoy..!

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Ingredients

To marinate chicken

  • Chicken - 1/2 kg
  • Yoghurt  - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly pwd - 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Biryani masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp

To make Biryani

  • Basmati rice - 1 & 1/2 cups
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaf - 2
  • Star anise - 1
  • Cinnamon - 2
  • Cloves - 4
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Onions sliced - 1 cup
  • Green chilly - 2
  • Tomato sliced - 1/2 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly pwd - 1 tsp
  • Biryani masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Saunf pwd - 1/2 tsp 
  • Fresh mint and coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Fresh lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Wash and drain the water completely from chicken.
  2. Add yoghurt, turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, cumin pwd, ginger garlic paste, biryani masala pwd, oil and salt.
  3. Mix and coat the chicken pieces well with masala.
  4. Let it marinate overnight or minimum 3 to 4 hours.
  5. Slice and keep the ingredients ready.
  6. Lets start preparing biryani.
  7. Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 5 mins.
  8. Drain and set aside.
  9. Heat oil, ghee in pan.
  10. Add cumin seeds, wait to splutter.
  11. Add bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and star anise.
  12. Saute for few seconds.
  13. Add sliced onions and green chilly.
  14. Toss until onions turn light brown.
  15. Add finely chopped coriander and mint leaves.
  16. Add ginger garlic paste and toss.
  17. Add yoghurt, turmeric pwd and red chilly pwd.
  18. Stir for a minute.
  19. Add marinated chicken and required salt.
  20. Mix well in high flame.
  21. Add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, garam masala pwd, biryani masala pwd and saunf.
  22. Add basmati rice and fluff gently for 2 minutes.
  23. Add 2 and 1/2 cups of water and stir.
  24. Squeeze few drops of fresh lemon juice.
  25. Taste and adjust salt and seasonings.
  26. Cover the cooker with lid and pressure cook for 1 whistle in high flame and simmer the flame for another 5 mins.
  27. Turn off flame and wait until pressure goes off.
  28. Yummilicious homemade flavorful chicken biryani is ready.
  29. Enjoy hot with raitha and spicy curry.
biryani recipe

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