Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fried chicken biryani



One of my friend told me that if chicken is fried and then added to the biryani, it would taste so much better than regular biryanis. I was not sure if it would be tastier or if I could prepare biryani that way. Anyhow, I took a risk and made this fried chicken biryani.... Finally, the risk was worth it. This biryani was such a big hit at home. I was glad this preparation turned out to be a tasty feast. Here goes the recipe....

Ingredients:
Chicken - 1 kilo
Basmati rice - 4 cups
Onions (large) - 4 nos
Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tbsp
Tomatoes - 3 nos
Green chillies - 2 nos
Mint and coriander leaves (chopped) - 1 cup
Lime juice - 1tbsp
Red chilly powder - 4 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tbsp
Chicken flavour cube - 1 small
Ghee - 3/4 cup
Salt for taste

Whole spices like:
Cloves - 6 nos
Cardamom - 6nos
Cinnamon - 1 stick
Bay leaves - 2 nos
Mace - 2-4 nos
Star aniseed - 2 nos
Aniseed - 1 tbsp
Dried plums with pits - 2 nos

For the garnish:
Saffron strands - 1 pinch

For marinating chicken:
Hung curd - 1 tbsp
Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Chicken flavour cube - 1 small
Corn flour - 1 tsp
Salt for taste

Oil for deep frying


Method:
Marinate chicken for 2-4 hours. Deep fry in hot oil. When its done, strain excess oil using kitchen tissue and keep this fried chicken aside.
Heat ghee in a broad bottomed vessel, add whole spices and fry till all the aroma is released. Add finely sliced onions and fry till golden brown. Now add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a min. Add chilly powder and give it a stir. Add finely chopped tomatoes and saute for 2 min. Add curd, lime juice, finely chopped mint and coriander, green chillies (slit lengthwise) and stir well. Add garam masala powder, coriander powder, and cook till the oil separates. Finally add fried chicken, chicken flavour cube, stir and turn off the flame.
Cook basmati rice (soaked in hot water for 30min) in hot boiling water with salt for taste. Cover and cook till its almost done (about 90% done). Stir well and turn off the flame. Now add this almost cooked rice into the broad bottomed vessel in which the fried chicken with masala is there. Cover tightly using aluminium foil and baked at 200 degrees for 15 - 20 min and its done. Mix well, garnish and serve.

Note:
If the bottomed vessel that you are using is not oven friendly, then transfer contents to a oven friendly bowl or tray and then follow the same method. Do not cook the fried chicken in the masala for long as it can make the fried chicken loose its texture (moreover, oven cooking is also done later).
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18 comments:

  1. luks so delicious, colorful and very tempting...nice click

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  2. Rach,

    Chicken biryani looks delicious

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  3. Looks like a must try, wow what a lovely tempting click, i really felt like coming over there and sharing this with you...too good rach...

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  4. Mouthwatering biryani, makes me hungry dear..

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  5. Using fried chicken in biryani sounds yummy. Delicious Biryani

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  6. fried chicken in biryani looks mouthwatering

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  7. Looks so yum ...delicious...nice pics

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  8. Wow looks Yummy dear..nice clicks

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  10. WOW!! Really mouth-watering biriyani..I am a big fan of biriyanis, will try this version sometime..

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  11. Rach...it looks so mouth watering! And I am hungry...imagine my plight.

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  12. LIKE ANY KIND OF CHICKEN BIRYANI.. THIS SOUNDS VERY INTERESTING.. LOVELY COLOR TOO

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  13. Very interesting biryani recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

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  14. looks yummy...n fried chicken....so has to be tasty....but where have u disappeared? no new post???? all well?

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    Suja

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  16. the fried biriyani looks wonderful dear.. I better dont come to ur blog during the fasting month... I will drool to death for sure...Better have my breakfast ...before going to ur next post.

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