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Chicken Biryani

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Assalamaualikum,

 

1 (1 1/2 kg) chicken, washed and disjointed

2 cups black lentils

2 cups rice

2 pieces cinnamon sticks

4 cardamom

1 teaspoon cumin

4 green chilies (slit)

1 cup yoghurt

2 tablespoons fresh tomatoes (grated or pureed)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 sprigs mint

1/4 teaspoon saffron

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon coriander

1 1/2 red chilies

6 small potatoes

3 hard-boiled eggs

3/4 cup oil

2 onions

1 1/2 teaspoons ginger

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic

 

Keep some saffron aside for tinting and 3 or 4 tbsp of the cooked rice. This must be spread on top of the finished rice, in streaks.

 

Fry onions in oil to a pale golden colour. Drain and cool. Leave aside 1 tablespoon of the fried onions and crush the rest coarsely. Wash and drain disjointed chicken. Place in large bowl. Add saffron and smear ginger/ garlic over meat pieces by tossing it around mean, with spoon. Add yoghurt, tomatoes, spices, fried onions, whole green chillies, sprigs of mint and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.

 

Meanwhile, boil black lentils in salted water until finished. Drain off in colander.

Boil rice with 2 cardamom and 1 piece cinnamon. The rest of the elachi, etc. must be added to marinating the meat. Rice must be drained when only half done.

 

Fry potatoes to light yellow colour in oil used for frying onions. Remove from oil and set aside.

 

In large flat bottomed pot (2-3 litre size) put in oil that was used for frying,plus half cup of oil. Sprinkle a handful of rice and black lentils over the bottom. Now arrange the marinating chicken and spices carefully over the bottom of the pot. Now spread the black lentils over the chiekn, then the potatoes and then half of the rice. Place peeled hard boiled eggs over rice. Now spread the rest of rice over the eggs. Place the remaining saffron over the top of the rice.

 

Decorate with left- over fried onions, and sprinkle the rest of the oil and half a cup of cold water over the top. Close and seal the pot tightly. Place over high heat for 5 minutes and as soon as it starts sizzling, lower heat and let simmer for 1 hour. By this time all the moisture should have evaporated.

 

I know it seems complicated...but once you start it...its not!

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this is a pic of it....blue_dew made that...not me...(i havent tried making biryani as yet)

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Guest amani

:D

 

 

and with biryani there HAS to be jarda or zarda as some call it :D

and the Dhai. and also even potato salad :D

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Assalamaualikum,

Well heres the jurdo...

will post recipe later...

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this is a pic of it....blue_dew made that...not me...(i havent tried making biryani as yet)

 

mmmmm, can you email me some ? lol

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Assalamaualikum,

i'll email you some if you dont mind eating your computer screen.

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Assalamaualikum,

nope...it doesnt have anything chunky in it.. its like a liquid to pour over the rice.

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:D

 

the dhain is plain yogurt with green masala in it and salt.

 

:D

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Wow!

 

I feel like making a biryani now.

 

If you are making large quantities it's best to use lamb instead of chicken.

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:D

 

Yaay a recipe thats so easy to follow :D baree!! :D

 

Just a couple of Q's from moi, when u say coriander do u mean fresh coriander/ ground coriander powder?

 

and in your description it says

The rest of the elachi etc must be added to marinating the meat
. What does "elachi" mean?

 

:D sis...i'mma make it tomorrow inshaAllah, I'll post up the pic... :D

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:D

 

Yaay a recipe thats so easy to follow :D baree!! :D

 

Just a couple of Q's from moi, when u say coriander do u mean fresh coriander/ ground coriander powder?

 

and in your description it says . What does "elachi" mean?

 

:D sis...i'mma make it tomorrow inshaAllah, I'll post up the pic... :D

 

:D

 

we use fresh coriander.

 

elachi is same as cardamom.

 

:ws:

 

Wow!

 

I feel like making a biryani now.

 

If you are making large quantities it's best to use lamb instead of chicken.

 

I don't eat lamb. :D

 

:D

Edited by blue_dew_2222

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:D

 

:D

 

You'll always find me creeping into this room wen im hungry... :D :D

Anyways :D for the recipe sis.

 

I always make the plain biryani, must try the chicken one now, for a change....., :D

 

:D

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