Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani -Kanak’s Kitchen

Ingredients:
CHICKEN MARINADE:
500 gms chicken into pieces with bones
2 cups/250 gms yogurt/dahi
2 tbsp ginger garlic crushed
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp biryani masala
1/2 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste
3-4 green chillies slit
1 bunch mint leaves
1 bunch coriander leaves
Fried onions of 4-5
1 tbsp lemon juice
5 tbsp oil

RICE:
2 cups basmati rice/500 gms (soaked for 1 hr)
a bay leaf
2 tsp shahi jeera
2 pieces cinnamon
3-4 green cardamom/hari illaichi
1 black cardamom/kali illaichi
4-5 cloves/laung

TOPPING:
Fried onions
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp rose water
coriander leaves
mint leaves
Few strands saffron/kesar soaked in 1/4 cup milk
2-3 tbsp ghee

  1. Soak saffron in milk. Keep aside. Heat oil.
  2. Fry the onions till golden brown in colour. Set aside to cool.
  3. When cool, grind coarsely and set aside.
  4. Rub ginger and garlic paste all over the chicken.
  5. Add red chilli powder, salt, half of the mint and coriander, lemon juice, green chillies, the ground spices, crushed onions, yoghurt and the oil in which the onions were fried.
  6. Marinate for 2 hours.
  7. In a heavy-bottomed pan, put the chicken along with the marinade and cook on medium heat until the chicken is tender and the liquid is not fully dried.
  8. Boil 1.5 glasses of water.
  9. Add the whole cloves, bay leaves, cardamoms and cinnamon to the water.
  10. Add salt to taste and the rice.
  11. Parboil the rice.
  12. Drain out the water and spread the rice on a plate.
  13. In a separate heavy-bottomed pan, apply ghee on the bottom.
  14. Place half the rice in a layer. Cover the layer with the cooked chicken.
  15. Cover the chicken with the rest of the rice.
  16. Sprinkle the saffron milk and balance mint and coriander over the rice.
  17. Pour the ghee all over the rice.
  18. Seal the pan tightly and cook over slow fire till the rice is fully cooked. Do not overcook the rice.
  19. Carefully remove the rice to a serving dish without mixing the chicken and the rice. Serve hot.

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