Cracking the CHICKEN BIRYANI Taste Code with this Recipe

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Chicken Biryani is a combination of rice and curry dish with its origins among the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent. The combination is often compared to mixing a curry, later combining it with semi-cooked rice separately. This dish is particularly popular throughout the Indian subcontinent.

Ingredients for Chicken Mixture:

Chicken - boneless, skinless chunks
Oil - 4 tablespoon
Potato - 2 no's  
Onions - 2 no's chopped
Tomato - 2 no's chopped
Garlic - 2 cloves minced
Ginger - 1inch. minced
Red chili powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Black pepper powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Cardamom  powder - 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon - 1 stick
Curd - 2 tablespoon
Mint leaves - 2 tablespoons chopped
Salt to taste

Ingredients for rice:

Basmati rice  - 1/2 Kg
Chicken stock - 4 cup
Oil - 2 tablespoon
Onion - 1 no.
Saffron - A pinch
Cardamom - 3 no's
Cloves - 3 no's
Cinnamon  - 1 stick
Ginger - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste

Preparation Method for Chicken Biryani:

Heat the oil in a large skillet fry potatoes until brown, drain and keep aside.

Fry onion, garlic, and ginger until onion is soft and golden.

Add chilli, pepper, turmeric, cumin, salt, and tomatoes. Fry, stirring constantly for 5 minutes.

Add yogurt, mint, cardamom, and cinnamon stick. Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until the tomatoes are cooked to a pulp.

Add the chicken pieces and stir well to coat them with the spice mixture.

Cover and cook over very low heat until the chicken is tender, There should only be a little very thick gravy left when chicken is finished cooking.

Wash rice well and drain in a colander for at least 30 minutes.

Heat oil In a large skillet and fry the onions until they are golden.

Add saffron, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, ginger, and rice.

Stir continuously until the rice is coated with the spices.

Heat the chicken stock and salt, when the mixture is hot pour it over the rice and stir well.

Add the chicken mixture and the potatoes, gently mix them into the rice and bring to boil.

Cover the saucepan tightly, turn heat to very low and steam for 30 minutes, do not lift the lid or stir while cooking.

After 30 minutes, you Chicken Biryani is Ready...Enjoy hot Chicken Biryani !!

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