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Monday, January 2, 2017

Chicken Briyani

After a long time i'm posting a recipe.I learnt to make chicken briyani for my first son Abhi because he loves briyani a lot.I tried so many times but it was not very tasty so finally i learnt from my neighbour bhai Aunty she makes lovely briyani.For her making briyani is very easy as she makes it regularly...she told me for making briyani whether veg or non veg the measurement should be correct.So finally i learnt the steps and posting the step by step procedure for making briyani......

½ Kg Basmati Rice
½ Kg Chicken (cut into medium pieces)
250g Onion, thinly sliced
250g Tomato, thinly sliced
50g Curd(thick curd)
50g Ginger
25g Garlic
50ml Oil
50 ml Ghee
6-7 Cardamom
8 Cloves
2tsp Chilli powder
3-4 Green chilly
Juice of 1 lemon
4 tsp Milk(optional)
a pinch of orange and green food colour (optional)
½ cup finely chopped coriander and mint leaves
salt according to taste

1. Wash and soak rice for 30-60 minutes.

2. Heat ghee and oil in a heavy bottom vessel add cloves and cardamoms and saute for few seconds.

3. Add onion and fry till onion becomes light brown colour.

4. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.

5. Add tomatoes, green chilly, chilly powder and salt and saute till the tomatoes got mashed and cooked.

6. Add washed chicken and mix well.

7. Add  curd ,lemon juice,chopped coriander and mint leaves and mix well.

8. Cover and cook the chicken.

9. Simultaneously boil water in a vessel, once water is boiled add rice and salt to the boiling water and cook the rice (don’t over cook the rice).
10. Once the rice is cooked drain the water and keep it aside.
11. Once the chicken is cooked, add the cooked rice to cooked chicken mixture.
12. Spread the rice evenly over the chicken mixture.

13. Mix orange colour with 2 tsp milk and green colour with 2 tsp milk separately and sprinkle over the rice(this step is optional).

14. Cover the rice chicken mixture with a lid and cook it low flame for 5-10 minutes.

15. Once done turn off the gas and allow it to rest for 10 minutes and then mix gently.

16. Serve hot with raita.

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