Biriyani | Simple everyday Biriyani
4 Tbsp Oil
1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
1-2 green chili
2 Cups Chicken 300g
2-3 Cinnamon Stickers
1-2 Whole Sliced Potatoes
1/2 Medium size Tomato
1/2 Cup Water + 1/2 Cup water
6 Tamarin or lime juice ( 1/2 lime) Optional
1 Tsp Salt
2 Tbsp of Plain yogurt
Cooked Rice 5 Cups
For Ginger & Garlic paste
1/2 Tsp Mustard Optional
3 Cups Uncooked Rice
3 Stick Cinnamon
Turmeric and Water mixture ( or Saffron)
Cilantro ( Optional)
Cashews ( optional)
Raisins ( Optional)
For the Spice Mix
2 Tsp Chili Powder
1 Tsp Pepper
1 Tsp Cumin powder
1 Tsp Turmeric
2 Tsp Garlic Powder
First heat some olive oil, add chopped onion, curry leaves
Fry the onion until golden brown
Add green chilies
Cut the chicken into cubes. Add into the mixture
Let is fry thoroughly
Now add the spice mix
Let it fry by itself until everything is fried well
Now add ginger garlic and mustard paste
Add Cinnamon sticks
Mix everything & let it fry
In a few minutes, Water will start to evaporate from the chicken
Once you see the color change in chicken, add sliced potato
Before mixing, add tomato slices
Very gently mix everything
Let it cook for 1 minute.
Now add water
For better sour taste, I’ve added few tamarins
If you don’t have tamarin, add 1/2 slice of lemon at the end.
Now add salt
Let is cook for 30 seconds.
Give it a toss, you will have a thick mixture.
I felt like I needed a little bit more gravy. So I added another 1/2 cup of water
Let is cook for a minute.
Now everything should be cooked by now, water will start bubbling.
Gently combine everything
Take it off the heat until rice is done
See Cooking directions for rice. Once the rice is cooked 3/4 of the way ( when the water evaporated, add a little bit of cooked chicken curry gravy into the rice. So it will be infused with a nice aroma
Now switch on the gas, have it at low, Place the pan with chicken curry. First, add plain yogurt, mix everything until it’s fully dissolved
Let everything cook until you see bubbles.
Now let’s add the rice
Gently add in the rice on top of the chicken curry, please don’t break the rice. it has to be very gentle.
Don’t combine it, Let it cook for a minute or two.
Take it off the heat, let it sit there for 5 minutes before mixing
Meaning to get a nice yellow color, you can add saffron or Turmeric & water mixture. I didn’t have saffron. So I mix a few teaspoons of turmeric with water and made a yellow mixture.
Pour generously on top of rice. I’ve added about 6-8 tablespoons
Cooking the rice
Cook the rice like usual, add few sticks of Cinnamon and Cardamom
I cook my rice in the rice cooker while I make the chicken curry
Add Cardamom & Cloves into the water before cooking the rice. It will give a nice aroma
Fried Onion- Add Oil into a pan, Sliced onion, little Salt Fry until light brown, Add Curry leaves. Fry the onion until brown color