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Masala Murg Biryani ~ Spicy Masala Biryani from Amritsar !

Being the spice savvy that I am,this recipe of Nita Mehta caught my attention the very first time I checked with her Amritsari recipes.It was a sure bet for me I knew from the beginning.The masala paste which is the key ingredient of this Biryani seemed exotic and rich in the first place.Cooked in coconut milk,you can imagine how succulent the rice may turn ! This is a quick-fix if you have the masala paste ready.Extremely healthy since you can go for any oil of your choice.Wrap your apron and try this for weekend.Cheers !

Ingredients
2 cups basmati rice
500 gm chicken,cut into medium pieces
5 cup semi-thick coconut milk (ready made will do)
1 tsp turmeric powder
3 tbsp lemon juice
3-5 tbsp oil of your choice
salt as required
To dry and grind to paste
7 dried,red chillies
2 medium size onions,chopped
4 tbsp coriander seeds
4 cloves
8 black peppercorns
12 flakes of garlic
4 tsp chopped ginger
2 tbsp cumin seeds/jeera
2 tsp fennel seeds/saunf
2″ stick of cinnamon
seeds of 4 black cardamoms
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg/nutmeg powder
Method
Wash and soak the basmati rice in normal water for 30 minutes.Meanwhile roast all the ingredients mentioned in particular section.This should be done in medium heat stirring in between.It may take 7 minutes by which time it will release nice aroma around.Grind it to a fine paste adding little water.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel with a tight lid.Add chicken pieces to this and roast in medium flame till it turn golden brown.This may take more than 10 minutes since the chicken is about to release water.When it’s almost dried up and chicken is golden brown add the prepared spice paste and keep roasting till the raw smell disappear and it leaves oil.At this point,reduce the heat and pour in half cup of coconut milk.Mix well and cook till it’s almost dry.Add turmeric powder,salt,remaining coconut milk and the soaked rice.Mix gently  and bring to a boil.Then reduce the heat,close with the lid and cook till the rice is cooked and water gets dried.In between you may gently mix the biryani.Switch off when done.Sprinkle lemon juice and mix slowly.Serve hot.
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31 comments on “Masala Murg Biryani ~ Spicy Masala Biryani from Amritsar !

  1. PT
    July 21, 2012

    looks excellent 🙂 will try it..

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  2. Asmath Nawaz
    July 21, 2012

    Spicy biriyani looks delicious… Awsome clicks….

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  3. Valarmathi Sanjeev
    July 21, 2012

    Yummy biriyani recipe…drolling here…will try this…looks absolutely delicious

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  4. Shabbu
    July 21, 2012

    Delicious and tempting biriyani..
    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

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  5. Priya Satheesh
    July 22, 2012

    woooww….very yummy, flavorful n tempting briyani!!!!

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  6. Angie's Recipes
    July 22, 2012

    A very flavourful and delicious rice dish. The rice bowl looks lovely too.

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  7. Rekha
    July 22, 2012

    delicious and spicy briyani..very tempting!!!
    http://www.indiantastyfoodrecipes.com/

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  8. Gauri
    July 22, 2012

    Super delicious and love the clicks!

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  9. Jay
    July 22, 2012

    slurppp…fingerlicking…simply irresistable..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  10. Swasthi
    July 23, 2012

    Perfectly cooked. very good clicks.
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  11. Amina Khaleel
    July 23, 2012

    spicy and flavourful biryani… looks delicious…

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  12. Vidhya
    July 23, 2012

    Sounds like a flavor packed biriyani.

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  13. Priyas Feast
    July 23, 2012

    Wonderful biryani..Superb click.

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  14. Sounds great, such a nice flavor combo! Lovely pics! Dear, I've shared an award with you. Please come by and pick it up 🙂

    Fabulous Blog Ribbon Award

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  15. Bikramjit
    July 23, 2012

    oooh la la la la 🙂

    yummmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    Bikram's

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  16. hemalata
    July 23, 2012

    Looks so delicious n flavorful biryani.

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  17. Suja Manoj
    July 23, 2012

    Awesome biryani,really tempting and flavorful,was looking for a perfect recipe…thanks dear

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  18. Vrinda
    July 23, 2012

    Tempting biryani.looks spicy indeed..

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  19. Lubna Karim
    July 24, 2012

    Wow…love the recipe….sounds simple and delectable……

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  20. Swathi Iyer
    July 24, 2012

    Dhuyuthi,

    Adipoli biryani. Nice clicks.

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  21. Spice up the Curry
    July 25, 2012

    wow.. i am salivating here. so delicious

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  22. Vimitha Anand
    July 25, 2012

    Temting and making-me-drool biryani dear

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  23. Reshmi Mahesh
    July 25, 2012

    Mouthwatering biryani…Spicy and flavorful..

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  24. Haddock
    July 26, 2012

    Only one comment:
    11.30pm is not the right time to read (and see) this 🙂

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  25. Nitha
    July 26, 2012

    Feel like just grabbing that plate here… yumm…

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  26. Ganga Sreekanth
    July 28, 2012

    biriyani looks delicious and superb clicks….mouthwatering..

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  27. R.Punitha
    July 28, 2012

    Hi Melange ,

    Looks delicious !!!

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  28. Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj
    August 1, 2012

    first time here… you are having such a nice space here… happy to follow you… if u have time please visit my space…
    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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  29. Renu navin paliwal
    August 1, 2012

    that is a yummy biriyani..very tempting pics… bookmarked…

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