Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Roasted chicken biryani

This biryani with Roasted chicken (Indian style) was such a great hit. This was far easier than what I had imagined. I just marinated chicken for about 12 hours and followed the same method as in the recipe for Roasted chicken (can reduce the cooking time depending upon the chicken). Here goes the recipe...

Roasted chicken - 1 nos

Grind to smooth paste to get the masala paste:
Tomatoes - 2 nos
Mint - 1/4 cup
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Green chillies - 3 nos

Other ingredients:
Basmati rice - 5 cups
Onions - 3 nos
Ginger - garlic paste - 2 tbsp
Chilly powder - 3 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tbsp
Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cloves - 6 nos
Cardamom - 4 nos
Cinnamon - 1 stick
Bay leaves - 2 nos
Mace - 2 nos
Aniseed - 1/2 tsp
Dried plums with pits - 2 nos
Screw pines or Kewra/ketaki flower (optional) - just for flavour
Chicken stock cube- 1 nos
Food colors (optional) or saffron strands - 1 pinch
Salt for taste
Ghee - 1 cup

Soak basmati rice for 30 min then cook it in hot boiling water along with salt until its almost done (not fully cooked), strain water using a colander and keep the rice aside. In a wok, Add 1/2 cup ghee, when hot add all the whole spices like cloves, cardamom, Cinnamon, bay leaves, mace, aniseed, kewra and stir till the aroma is released. Now add finely sliced onions and fry till golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for a min. Add turmeric powder, and chilly powder and stir for 1/2 min. Now add coriander powder, pepper powder, garam masala powder, dried plums with pits and ground masala and cook till oil separates. Now add Roasted chicken pieces, enough salt and stir well. Just see that the final masala is dry and the ghee is floating on top. Now this is done. Take a baking try, grease it with ghee and spread a layer of rice, top it with a layer of masala, then again a layer of rice, then masala, then finally cover with rice and pour the remaining ghee all over it. Pour some colored water if you wish your biryani to be colorful. Cover with aluminium foil and bake at 200 degrees Celsius/400 degree Fahrenheit for 15 min and its done. Garnish with fried onions, cashews, saffron etc. Serve hot along with raitha.

Can use leftover roasted chicken. The ground masala paste may not smell good initially, not to worry (its due to strong smelling mint and chilly mixture). As final biryani will taste and smell good. Biryani can also be microwaved.
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  1. Love grilled chk biriyani...had tasted them once at chennai, ever since thats the pattern I am following like a rule:):)

  2. biriyani looks delicious... but sad part is now i stopped eating non-veg :( you blog is very nice ..i will surely learn so much from u ...

  3. Lovely! delicious and healthy…

  4. Rach, I tasted them at Marina Park Restaurant - Mylapore...not a hi-fi one' but certainly food was good. Hope, you guys will enjoy it too:)

  5. Lovely biryani . Nice presentation.

  6. Looks so delicious...roasted chicken and perfectly cooked rice. nice one dear.

  7. Lovely biryani. Beautiful presentation too.

  8. Rach, looks extremely professional and beautiful. Loved it :)

  9. Biryani looks perfect dear you hv prepared nicely..

  10. biryani looks rich n delicious...liked the recipe...thanks for sharing this!

  11. yesterday i had fever, so got a severe head ache also because of i am feeling better but have throat pain...may be because of the weather..

  12. Thanks rach, you too take care...

  13. wow what a delicious biriyani looks yummy feeling too hungry
    thanks for recipe , i will eat it soon

  14. This roasted chicken briyani sounds very delicious and unique, will try soon..thanks for sharing..

  15. hey rach..roasted chicken saves time surely..i pan roast my chicken and then add spices and add to my biryani...made t this sun..lying in my draft..wil post it soon...sparkling chicken biryani...lovely

  16. I love chicken biriyani..Biriyani with roasted chicken sounds and looks totally delicious!!

  17. Biryani looks great Rach..lovely space you got here..


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