Monday, May 26, 2008

Do you know the making of Chicken Biryani?The Recipe is here

Rice item with chicken and Basmathi rice.

1. chicken(cut into small pieces)-1
2. big onion-10 nos
3. ginger(one inch long)-1
garlic-10 flakes
kus-kus - 1 tablespoon
4. mint leaf - 1 bunch
cilantro - 1 bunch
curry leaves- 1 bunch
5. yoghurt - 3 table spoon
salt- as needed
6. turmeric powder-1 teaspoon
7. garam masala-3 teaspoon
8. limejuice-3 cups
9. basmati rice- 4 cups
10. cashew nuts
11. ghee -2 tablespoon
12. vegetable oil- 3tablespoon
13.pineapple essence-1 teaspoon.

1.peel and cut all the onions into thin long pieces.
2. fry the cashew nuts and raisins with a little ghee.when they are golden brown in color take them from the heat and keep aside.Now fry half of the onions with the remaining ghee until they are crispy(You can sprinkle some salt over the fried onions to keep them crispy)
3. Now fry the remaining onions in the oil until they are sauteed well and turn into slightly golden brown.
4.grind the ginger,garlic and kus-kus into a fine paste.
5.chop the mint,cilantro and curry leaves into small pieces
6.Now in a big vessel add the chicken pieces, the chopped leaves,the grinded paste, the sauteed onion, yoghurt,salt,turmeric powder and the garam masala powder and 1 cup of lime juice. cook this until the chicken is done well and very little gravy is left behind.
7.Now in another vessel take some water.add the remaining lime juice and some salt.Put 2-3 pieces of clove and a big piece of cinnamon stick.keep this in the stove and when the water startes boiling add the basmati rice.When the rice is just about done drain the rice and spread it in a paper or aluminiun foil and keep it under the fan to cool it.(take care that the rice is not cooked too much)

8.Once the rice has cooled you can mix the rice with the cooked chicken masala.for this take a vessel and first put some chiclen masal in th ebottom.Then add rice and spread it as a layer on top of the chicken masala.sprinkle the pineapple essence( diluted with water) in between.Garnish this with the crispy onion, nuts and raisins on top.bake this for a few minutes.

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