Weekend special Chicken / Vegetable Biryani:
We have different type of recipes and method for biryani but this method is my mother’s style which we like more, healthy spices and fresh herbs with fantastic aroma keep us fully satisfied with our meal. Method to prepare veg and non- veg biryani is same. Replace boiled chicken for vegetables.
Basmathi rice-2 cups Soaked for 10 minutes or heat pan with one table spoon of ghee,add rice and heat not more than 3 minutes (Rice should get heated not fried)
Chicken-1/2 kilo or mixed vegetables cut into cubes
Coconut milk ,water and Chicken broth-31/2 cups
Oil+Ghee 1/2 cup
Salt -1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
Garam masala powder-1/4 tsp
Chilli powder 1/4 tsp
Ginger- piece skin peeled -2-inch thickness
Garlic 5 pods skin peeled
Hand full of coriander leaves
Hand full of Mint leaves
Green chillies 5 to 7 nos
cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp
Black pepper 5nos
Cinnamon 1 inch stick
Cloves-5 or 6
Grind all together coarsely
Cinnamon 1 inch stick
Bay leaves 2
Kalpasippoo -Little (dagad phool/patthar ka phool) optional
Jathipathiri 1 no(optional)
Method to prepare:
Heat heavy bottom pan with oil, add cinnamon, bay leaves, cloves, cumin seeds, green cardamoms and sauté for half a minute (refer ingredients under “To seasoning” ). Add sliced onions and sauté. Add slit green chillies (cube cut vegetables or pre boiled chicken cubes( removed from broth) and continue to sauté. Add turmeric powder , chilli powder tomatoes and salt and mix the ground paste saute for a while until the raw smell changes.
Add sliced onions and sauté. Add slit green chillies (cube cut vegetables or pre boiled chicken cubes( removed from broth) and continue to sauté.
Add turmeric powder , chilli powder tomatoes and salt, mix the coarsely ground paste to it saute for a while until the raw smell changes.
Add chicken broth, coconut milk and water allow it to boil.
Add Basmati rice closeand cook for a whistle in medium flame keep in low flame for 1 minute and switch it off.
Let it cool down, add one teaspoon of lemon juice mix slowly and carefully or otherwise you can add a small piece of lemon along with rice while cooking.
Serve with Onion, raitha cucumber and boiled eggs.
Let me know your result 🙂