Malabar Chicken Biryani Recipe

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Ingredients:
To marinate
Chicken – 1/2 kg
Yogurt – 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves – 25 gms, ground
Mint leaves – 25 gms, ground
Curry leaves – 10 gm
Cumin seed powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander seed powder – 1 tsp
Saunf – 1/2 tsp
Green chillies – 25 gms, chopped
Garlic – 20 gms
Ginger – 2 tsp, chopped
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Lime juice – 1 tsp
Poppy seeds paste – 1 tsp
Salt as per taste

To prepare the rice
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Cinnamon – 5 to 6 pieces
Bay leaf – 1
Cardamom – 4 to 5
Curry leaves – 4 to 5
Cloves – 4 to 5
Onion – 1, chopped
Broken rice – 250 gms
Water – 1/2 litre
Salt – 1 tsp

To prepare the biryani masala
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Cinnamon – 5 to 6 pieces
Bay leaf – 1
Cloves – 4 to 5
Cardamom seeds – 4 to 5
Nutmeg – 1
Onions – 100 gms
Tomato – 1, medium sized and cut into 4 pieces

For garnishing
Boiled egg – 1
Cashews and raisins – roasted in ghee

Method:
1. Make a mixture of yogurt, ground coriander leaves, ground mint leaves, curry leaves, cumin seed powder, coriander seed powder, saunf powder, green chillies, garlic, ginger, turmeric powder, lime juice and poppy seed paste. Marinate the chicken pieces in this mixture and keep it aside for half an hour. Add salt.
2. Put ghee in a pan and heat it.
3. Add to this cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom seeds, curry leaves and cloves. Next, add onions and saute till they turn translucent.
4. Add the washed and drained rice to the above mixture along with the salt and cook till it turns translucent.
5. Add water to the rice and let it boil.
6. Once the water starts boiling, lower the flame and cover the vessel with a lid.
7. Cook the rice for the next 15 minutes, over a low flame.
8. Put ghee in another pan and heat it.
9. Add to it, cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom seeds, nutmeg and cloves.
10. Next, add onions and saute till they turn brown.
11. Then add the tomatoes and saute them too.
12. Now add the marinated chicken.
13. Cover the pan and cook over a medium flame for at least 5 minutes.
14. Remove the lid and cook it for 10 mins more over a low flame. Allow the gravy to thicken.
15. Arrange the rice and the chicken masala in alternate layers in a serving bowl.
16. Garnish it by putting boiled egg (cut into 4 pieces), roasted cashews and raisins on the top layer.

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One thought on “Malabar Chicken Biryani

  1. Tommy said on October 23, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    This chicken biryani recipe looks delicious and I think it is easy to prepare by just following your provided procedures. I hope I can be successful on trying this one. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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