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Monday, June 13, 2011

Chicken Biryani - 2 (For 8 People)

Chicken Biryani - 2 (For 8 People)

Ingredients to prepare the chicken

  • Chicken - 2 ½ pounds (Cut in to small pieces).
  • Curd – 3 teaspoons
  • Garlic – 3-4, sliced ginger pieces – 2, Cardamom seeds – 5-8 [Grind these together]
  • Red onion pieces – 2 ounce
  • Rampe – 2 inch piece
  • Cinnamon – 2 inch piece
  • Sliced tomato – ½ cups
  • Water – ¼ cups (if necessary)
  • Curry powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt
  • Big onion slices – ¼ pounds
  • Curry leaves
  • Chopped cardamom seeds – 6-8
  • Cloves
  • Oil – 3 teaspoons


Steps (First cook the chicken)

1. Cut the chicken into small pieces, wash properly and drain the water. Put all the grinded ingredients, curry powder, curd and salt to the chicken and mix. Keep the mixture for 20 minutes.

2. Put the oil in to a pan and heat, when the oil is boiling add curry leaves, red onion slices, cardamom and cloves and fry. Fry this until the onion slices become golden colour.

3. Add the chicken mixture to this. Fry for some minutes. Add the tomato pieces, add water if necessary close the pan with a lid and keep until the meat is properly cooked.

Ingredients to prepare the rice

  • Rice – 2 pounds
  • Curry leaves
  • Rampe – 2 inch piece
  • Spanish turmeric powder – ¼ ounce
  • Oil – ¼ ounce
  • Cardamom seeds – 10 – 15
  • Cinnamon – 2 inch piece
  • (This cardamom and cinnamon should be chopped and tie in small clean piece of cloth. This should be added to the rice)


Steps to prepare the rice

1. Wash the rice properly. Put the oil into a pan and when oil is boiling add rampe, curry leaves, onion and fry until it becomes golden color. Add the washed rice and fry for 5-7 minutes.

2. Add 8 cups of water and put the cloth tied with cinnamon and cardamom earlier.
Cook the rice properly and then add the chicken pieces. Add small amount of spanish turmeric powder in to the middle of the rice. Close the pan with a lid and seal it (Sealing the pan will stop flowing the air in and out of the pan). Keep the oven inside the oven for 30 – 45 minutes.

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