Recipes

Ingredients:

1) Chicken 1 kg 

• 2) Rice 1 kg 

• 3) Oil 1 1/2 cup 

• 4) Onion 4 medium 

• 5) Ginger, garlic 3 tbsps 

• 6) Red chilli 4 tsps 

• 7) Turmeric 1 tsp 

• 8) Dry coriander powder 2 tsps 

• 9) Garam masala 1/2 tbsp 

• 10) Salt to taste 

• 11) Cardamom 2-3 

• 12) Cardamom 1-2 

• 13) Cinnamon 2-3 pieces 

• 14) Bay leaves 2-3 

• 15) Anardana 1 tsp 

• 16) Dried plums 12-15 

• 17) Yellow or orange food colour 1/2 tsp 

• 18) Yoghurt 250 gm 

• 19) Tomatoes 1/2 kg 

• 20) Green chillies 3-4 small 

• 21) Potatoes 1/4 kg 

• 22) Lemon 4 

• 23) Mint 1/2 bunch 

• 24) Coriander 1/2 bunch 

• 25) Nutmeg and mace powder 1/2 tsp 

• 26) Fennel seeds 1 tbsp 

• 27) Dry coriander seeds 1 tbsps 

• 28) Salt 2 tbsps

 

Method:

1. Add oil in a saucepan. 

2. Add onions and fry till light brown and keep aside. 

3. Now add chicken in the pan and cook till water evaporates. 

4. Then add ginger and garlic in the pan and all spices, cinnamon and cardamoms. 

5. Roast the chicken till it tenderizes. 

6. Then add potatoes, tomatoes, green chillies, lemon, anardana, yoghurt, coriander, mint, dried plums, fried curshed onions in the pan. 

7. Simmer on low heat (the curry must have 1 1/2-2 cups gravy). 

8. Now take another saucepan, add water to boil rice. 

9. Tie the fennel seeds and coriander seeds and make a pouch and add in the boiling water along with 2 tbsps salt. 

10. When rice tenderize a little, sieve and in a big saucepan, spread a layer of rice first, then add curry and another layer of rice. 

11. In the end, mix food colour in a little kewra and add in the rice. 

12. Cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes on low heat. 

13. Serve hot and delicious biryani with salad and raita.