Tuesday, January 25, 2011

One pot Chicken Biriyani

One pot chicken biriyani or bachelors chicken biriyani is the simplest of all biriyanis! Well it can be called as chicken pulao, suits better than biriyani! 

  1. Chicken-1/4kg,cut into pieces
  2. Basmati Rice- 1 cup
  3. Onion- 2 large, thinly sliced
  4. Ginger garlic paste- 2 teaspoon
  5. Red chilly powder- 1 1/2 teaspoon
  6. Turmeric powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  7. Pepper powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  8. Coriander powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  9. Salt- 2 teaspoon, as required
  10. Bay leaves- 2-4
  11. Cardamom pods- 2
  12. Cloves-2
  13. Cinnamon stick- 2 inch piece
  14. Pepper,whole-2-4
  15. Cumin seeds- 1/4 teaspoon
  16. Ghee-1/4 cup
  17. Raisins,cashew- for garnishing
  18. Water- 1 1/2 cups
  1. Wash drain and keep rice aside.
  2. Heat half of the ghee in a pan. 
  3. Add ingredients 9-13 and saute till aroma fills in air.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell fades away
  5. Keep 1/2 onion aside and add remaining to the pan with spices and saute till golden brown.
  6. When they are done, keep them to a side in pan and lower the heat.
  7. Pour in the ingredients 4-7 and heat them.
  8. Mix the spice and onion well.
  9. Pour in remaining ghee and add the chicken pieces, and fry them till they become firm.
  10. Add the drained rice, and mix well.
  11. Add water,salt and mix well.Check for salt,spice requirements and add more if required.
  12. Cover and cook in low flame till rice is done. 
  13. There may be some water at the bottom, open the lid and move gently with a fork to let the water escape and evaporate.
  14. Fry remaining onion, cashews,raisins in ghee and garnish!
Serve hot with cucumber onion raita. Simple dinner/lunch is ready to be served. Happy cooking,happy eating.

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