Biryani

Who does not love biryani? This is a must have dish in your parties. 

Biryani

Ingredients: 

  • Water ½ Cup
  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon
  • Salt ½ tablespoon or to taste
  • Cumin seeds ½ tablespoon
  • Ginger garlic paste 2 tablespoon
  • Onion sliced 2 medium
  • Chicken 700 gms
  • Corn oil ½ Cup
  • Green cardamom 2-3
  • Black cardamom 2
  • Black peppercorns ½ teaspoon 
  • Cloves 5-6
  • Cinnamon stick 2-3
  • Bay leaves 2
  • Coriander powder 1 & ½ tablespoon
  • Red chili powder 2 teaspoon or to taste
  • Garam masala powder ½ tablespoon
  • Black pepper powder 1 teaspoon
  • Tomatoes chopped 2 medium
  • Yogurt whisked ½ Cup
  • Fresh coriander chopped ½ Cup
  • Mint leaves chopped ½ Cup
  • Green chilies 3-4
  • Dried plums 8-9
  • Onion fried
  • Rice basmati 700 gms (soaked & boiled until 3/4th done)
  • Biryani masala 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon slices
  • Kewra water 2 tablespoon
  • Yellow food color ½ teaspoon or as required
  • Onion fried for garnishing

Preparations:

  1. In wok, add water, turmeric powder, salt, cumin seeds, ginger-garlic paste and mix well.
  2. Add onion, chicken and mix well.
  3. Cover and cook on low flame for 5-6 minutes then cook on high flame for 2-3 minutes and set aside.
  4. In pot, add corn oil, green cardamom, black cardamom, black peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and mix.
  5. Add coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Add tomatoes and mix well.
  7. Add yogurt and mix well.
  8. Now add cooked chicken mixture, mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  9. Add fresh coriander, mint leaves, green chilies, mix well and cook on high flame until oil separates.
  10. Add dried plums and mix well.
  11. Take out half of the chicken mixture in a bowl and set aside.
  12. Add fried onion, boiled rice, remaining chicken gravy, fried onion, biryani masala, lemon slices and remaining boiled rice.
  13. In kewra water, add yellow food color and mix well.
  14. Add dissolve food color, fried onion, cover and steam cook on low flame for 10-12 minutes.
  15. Enjoy the biryani. 

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