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Monday, September 15, 2008

Chicken Briyani

Ingredients
1 1/2 cup Basmati Rice
1 cup Chicken pieces
2 onion, chopped lengthwise
3 to 4 Tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup Mint leaves
1/2 cup Coriander leaves
2 green cardamom
1 stick Cinnamon
1 Clove
Few Bay leaves
2 tsp Ghee
1/2 Lemon
Salt
Oil
To Make Paste
3 stick cinnamon
2 Cloves
10 Garlic pods
1" Ginger
Few curry leaves
Method
Grind all the ingredients together given in to make paste. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves to it. Add mint and corriander leves to it. Then add chopped onion and fry to a golden brown. Add tomatoes to it and fry for 2 minutes. Now add the grinded paste to it and fry till the raw smell goes off. Add chicken pieces to it and mix well. Add 1/2 cup water to it and stir it. Pressure cook for 3 whistles. Then remove the pressure and lid then add rice to it, add enough water and mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles. When pressure got released remove the lid add 2 tsp ghee and squeeze 1/2 a lemon to it and mix well. Serve hot.
Served with chicken curry and onion pachadi. Check for chicken curry recipe here.
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