Kerala Style Chicken Biryani Recipe

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Ingredients:
Basmati rice – 2 cups
Chicken – 1 1/2 kg
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon – 4 pieces
Cloves – 6
Cardamom – 4
Ginger – 1 inch piece, minced
Garlic – 8 pods, minced
Mint leaves – 2-3 stems
Coriander leaves – 2-3 stems
Cashews – 20
Raisins – 15
Ghee/Oil/Butter – as required
Curd – 3 tsp
Rose essence – 1 tsp
Yellow colour powder – a pinch
Onion – 3, large sized
Tomato – 3
Green chillies – 2 to 3, slit
Oil for frying
Water – 3 1/2 cups
Salt as per taste

Marinate with:
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Black pepper powder – a pinch
Garlic – Ginger paste – 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder – as per taste
Lemon juice – 5 to 6 drops

Method:
1. Put rice in water and let it soak for an hour. Then drain away the water and keep aside the rice.
2. Cut chicken into big pieces. Make slits on them.
3. Take all the ingredients mentioned above for marinating the chicken and mix them well.
4. Now, marinate the chicken in this mixture and leave for an hour. Alternately, you can prepare this the previous day and put it in a refrigerator.
5. Fry the chicken lightly adding salt, in oil.
6. Put 2-3 tsp of ghee in a thick bottomed pan and heat it.
7. Add cinnamon, cloves and cardamom to the ghee and stir it for a few minutes.
8. Take the soaked and drained rice and add it to this ghee. Fry it for 10 mins.
9. Add water and 1 tsp of salt to it.
10. Cook it over a high flame and cover the pan with a lid.
11. After some time, when there is no more water visible on top of the rice, open the lid and stir the rice. Take care to ensure that the entire rice is mixed well. This is done to avoid burning the rice at the bottom of the vessel.
12. Once the entire water has evaporated, remove the rice from heat and cool.
13. Put a little ghee or oil or both in a pan and heat it.
14. Add green chilli, garlic and ginger to this and saute.
15. Next, add onions and fry.
16. Add chilli powder, coriander powder and salt and saute once again.
17. Add curd and mix well.
18. Then add the chicken pieces along with the marinade.
19. Cover the mixture and cook for 10 mins.
20. Next, add big tomato slices and 1/2 tsp salt and cook covered till the gravy looks like a paste.
21. Fry raisins, cashews and mint leaves separately in ghee and keep them aside.
22. Take a big wide vessel. Just coat it with butter or ghee.
23. Arrange the chicken and the cooked rice into layers. First layer should be that of chicken and the topmost layer should be that of rice. Mix rose essence and yellow colour powder and sprinkle it on top of the rice carefully. Take one tsp of ghee and sprinkle it on top. Sprinkle the fried leaves followed by fried cashews and raisins.
24. Next, cover the vessel with a lid and heat it over a low flame for 20-25 minutes placing it on a tawa.
25. The biryani is ready to be served.
26. Serve the biryani with raita.

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One thought on “Kerala Style Chicken Biryani

  1. michael jacksonowow said on April 28, 2011 at 8:44 am

    very nice i tried it

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