Biryani is a rice-based dish made with spices, rice (usually basmati) and chicken, mutton, fish, eggs, or vegetables (one pot dish). Chicken Biriyani is one of the most popular dish in India & world wide. Most of us love to eat briyani & cook too!!!!!!. So here is the recipe, which is simple & easy to cook a restaurant style Chicken biriyani. Hope you all enjoy!!!!
Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Marination Time : 30 minutes
Soaking Time time : 30 minutes
Cooking Time : 30 minutes
Recipes Cuisine : South & North India
Basmathi Rice – 2 cups (580 gms)
Oil – 2 tbsp
Ginger – garlic paste – 1tbsp
Bay leaves – 2
Biriyani masala – 2 tsp (recipe given in )
Onion – 1 medium
Green chili – 6 (small)
Fried onion – ½ cup (recipe given in miscellaneous category: http://wp.me/p42nDE-as)
Cilantro & mint leaves – handful
Salt to taste
Chicken (thighs) – 500gms (cut it into 2 pieces)
Curd – ½ cup
Turmeric powder – 1tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Salt – ¼ tsp
First clean the chicken & marinate with the ingredients given above and rest it for atleast half an hour.
Soak the basmathi rice for 30 minutes and keep aside.
Now keep the pan or pressure cooker, add 2 tbsp of oil to it & heat it on low flame, now add the bay leaves, biriyani masala and saute for a minute.
After that add thinly sliced onion & cook until its turns into pink colour, now add the ginger garlic paste and saute it until the raw flavour goes off.
Once the raw flavour goes away, add the marinated chicken and saute it for 5 minutes. Add another 1 cup (240 gms) curd / yogurt and mixed it thoroughly.
Now add water to the mixture (the ratio for 1 cup basmathi rice add 1 ½ cup water).
Once it gets boiled, add basmathi rice to it.
Mix it slowly with the ladle and cook it for 5 minutes on medium flame.
Once the three fourth of water gets evaporated, now keep it on very low flame and cover it with the tight lid for 15 more minutes.
Before closing the lid, add the fried onion, finely chopped cilantro & mint layer by layer.
Remove the lid and slowly mix the rice with flat ladle, once the rice get cooked nicely.
- Serve it hot and enjoy it with onion raita & brinjal curry / thokku.
I served with Onion raita ( recipe given) & Brinjal thokku (recipe )
Adding water is an important step in biriyani, because most of the people over cook their rice. To avoid this, consider the liquid amount adding to biriyani like curd, tomatoes & moisture from the chicken.
Choose good quality of basmathi / seeraga samba rice.