Sunday, December 21, 2008

Quick Chicken Biryani


1/2 kg chicken cut into med size pieces

1 cup basmati rice

1/2 cup hung curds

2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

1/2 tsp chilli powder

6 slit green chillies

2 onions sliced

2 tbsp mint leaves

2 tbsp coriander leaves

2 tbsp ghee

2 green cardamom

4 cloves

1 ' cinnamon

2 tsp poppy seeds

salt to taste


  • Wash and soak the rice for 10 min, drain and keep aside
  • Take a bowl add chicken,curds,salt,chilli powder,ginger-garlic paste and marinate for 2 hours
  • Make a powder of cardamom,cloves,cinnamon and poppy seeds in a grinder and keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a kadai, fry onions till brown and crisp,then add green chillies and fry for a min
  • Add the marinated chicken and fry till all the liquid is absorbed, add the powdered ingredients and mix it well
  • Then add mint and coriander leaves and fry for a minute
  • Add the rice,salt and mix it well 
  • Add 2 cups of water and cook till done
  • Garnish with fried onion and Serve hot with raitha

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