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Quick Chicken Biriyani !!

To Cook Chicken
Chicken – I medium size cut into medium pieces
Onion – 1 big sliced thin
Tomato – 3 big chopped
Green Chilly – 4, chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 and half tbsp
Garam Masala – Half tsp
Chilly Powder – One and half tsp
Turmeric Powder – Half tsp
Chopped Coriander leaves – 150 gm
Chopped Mint leaves – 50 gm
Curd – 1 cup
Salt – as needed
To Pressure Cook
Oil – 1 tbsp
Ghee 1 tbsp
Cloves – 4
Cardamom – 4
Bay Leaf – 1
Onion – 1 medium sliced thinly
Basmati Rice – 3 cups
Lime Juice – of  one lime
Hot Water- 6 cups
To Garnish
Fried onion rings, cashews and raisins
  • Mix everything in the first section in a pot.If possible mix well with your hand and cook it in full flame without adding water.
  • Half cook the chicken and switch off the stove.(will only take 5-7 mts)
  • Clean and wash the rice in cold water and drain.
  • Place a Pressure cooker over the flame and heat oil and ghee.Splutter cloves,cardamom and bay leaf.
  • Add onion slices and sauté till light brown.Add rice and fry till the rice turn whiter.
  • Reduce the flame and add chicken along with gravy.
  • Pour the hot water and mix well.Be careful of the water level.It has to be just above rice mixture.
  • Add lime juice and check salt.
  • Close the cooker lid .Put the weight only after the steam releases vigorously.Now reduce the flame.Put weight and cook for 5 mts.
  • Switch off the stove and leave it idle for another 5 mts.
  • Open and check the seasoning.If you have more water/moisture,place it in an oven proof dish and cook dry.
  • Garnish with fried onion,cashews and raisins.Serve with raita and pappad.

* Recipe Source – Vanitha Pachakam


2 comments on “Quick Chicken Biriyani !!

  1. kothiyavunu.com
    March 14, 2011

    njan eppol biriyani kazhichathe ullu..enitum kanditu pineyum vishakunu…adipolittooo..


  2. Suja Sugathan
    March 14, 2011

    Adipoli biryani,makes me hungry,nice and quick recipe dear..will surely give this a try.


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This entry was posted on March 14, 2011 by in Biriyani/pulao, Rice.


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