Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mughalai Chicken Biryani

By now, you should have known about our love for biryanis. When I say its biryani for lunch or dinner, the boys keep chanting the term till they get some on their plates... I love trying new biryani varieties when the mood sets in and it happened again last week.
It was a weekday and pappu was sound asleep taking his afternoon nap... I felt like doing something and reading a book didn't help... The kitchen seemed to be the destination and biryani the solution... I was going through my biryani booklet when I came upon this mughalai biryani.. The richness called my name and I didn't waste another minute resting on my couch...

~*What U Need*~
Chicken - 500 gm, cleaned
Onion - 1, large, sliced
Tomato - 1, large, sliced
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 1
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
Oil/ Ghee - 2 tbsp
Basmati rice - 1 1/2 cup
Water - 2 cups

To grind to a paste:
Cashew - 1/4 cup
Almonds - 1/4 cup
Poppy seeds - 2 tbsp
Yogurt - 1 tbsp

For Briyani Masala Powder:
Fennel Seeds - 1 tbsp
Cinnamon - 1"
Cardamom - 2
Star anise - 1/2
Cloves - 2

How I Made it:
Dry roast the ingredients under biryani masala and grind in a coffee grinder. Soak the rice in enough water. Grind cashews, almonds, poppy seeds and yogurt to a smooth paste. In a pressure cooker, heat oil and fry the green chilli. Add the onions and saute till brown. Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes off. Add the tomatoes and fry till oil separates. Add the spice powders and biryani masala powder.

Add the chopped coriander and mint leaves followed by the chicken. Once the chicken is half cooked and leaves water add the ground cashew paste and mix well. Add the soaked rice and water and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

Serve hot!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. such a lovely version of your baryani dear... i used to marinate in yogurt.. like your procedure too..
    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY ... bless you dear

  2. wow..looks mouthwatering biriyani :)

  3. My das's favourite!!! Yours looks drooling!!!

  4. cant resist to this beautiful and very tempting biryani.

  5. love to grab that dish, looks so tempting.

  6. wow...looks so rich and tempting !


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