Friday, 9 December 2011

Chicken Dum Biriyani

1 ½  cup uncooked basmati rice
4-5 whole cloves
5-6 whole cardamom pods
2  bay leaves
1 large onion, sliced
1medium size onion chopped to make the chicken
2 tablespoons ginger garlic paste
500 gm chicken, cut into pieces
1  cup plain yogurt
Salt as per taste
Oil- 3 tblsp
Chilly powder- ½ tsp
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
garamasala powder,cumin & coriander powder- 1tsp each
1 spring cilantro leaves with stems chopped
Mint leaves chopped 1cup
Rose water 1tsp
Few strands of Saffron soaked in water
1/4 cup ghee
cashews  - ¼ cup
Take a Bowl, Add chilli powder, salt, turmuric, garamasala powder,cumin & coriander powder,ginger garlic paste, curd & oil, mix well and add chicken rub the chicken well with this masalas and keep for 3-4 hour.
In a large skillet, in 2 tablespoons vegetable oil,  Add cloves, bay leaf, cardamom and cinnamon stick. fry onion, until onion is soft and golden. Add the marinated chicken. Fry, stirring constantly for 10-15 minutes. Add 1 cup of water & Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until chickens are cooked.
Wash rice well and drain in colander for at least 30 minutes. Boil the Rice with salt, water & 1tsp oil .It should be half cooked. Take out the semi-cooked rice.. & keep aside.
Now in a pan add oil then fry the onions. Keep aside. Then fry the cashews & keep aside
Take a large vessel. Apply ghee/ butter. Now spread half of the rice,fried onions,mint leaves, chopped coriander, & then spread the chicken & chicken masala, now spread left over rice, onions, mint, coriander leaves as a 2nd layer. Add the fried cashews. finally sprinkle the saffron water & rose water ..
Close it with a lid but the steam should not come out for this take a chapati dough and make a thread put an out the dish and close it with the Lid and put some weight on top of the lid to avoid the steam. cook for 15-20 min.
Now switch off the flame & serve the yumm biriyanni with any type of Raita..:)

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ANU said...

yum yum....awesome biriyani...

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Chitra said...

wow ...mouthwatering biriyani

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious biriyani...

Torviewtoronto said...

biryani looks wonderful deliciously done

Chandrani said...

Superb biriyani...

faseela said...

pranti, it is so inviting dear.......perfectly made

revathi said...

Biriyani truly looks super duper delicious..:)) Truly fit for the royal..:))
Thanks for linking it to the event..:)

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