This biriyani is totally different from our tamil making and the rice will taste 100% different from other Biriyani rice we prepare. This rice dish takes little more time to prepare. We can call it as layered biriyani also. My kerela friend used to prepare and i got this nice recipe from my friend.
1 kg Chicken cut into big pieces
500 gm Thinly Sliced Onion
250 gmSliced Tomato
Ghee - as needed
¼ cup Broken cashew nuts
¼ cup Raisins
1 big Lime
A bunch Chopped Coriander leaves
Chopped Mint leaves small bunch
2 spring Curry leaves
3 tspBiriyani Masala Powder
2 tbsp Rose water
1 gm Saffron
2no Boiled eggs
Salt to taste
For Marinating Chicken
½ tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Chilly Powder
Salt - as needed
100 gm Green Chillies
50 gm Garlic
50 gm Ginger
2 tsp Poppy seeds (soaked in water for 5- 10 mts)
Grind them together to a coarse paste.Keep them aside
Mix all the ingredients for marinating chicken.Apply the mixture thoroughly on chicken pieces and allow it to stand for half an hour preferrably keep in refrigerator.
Wash and drain the rice well.Heat little ghee in a pan,and roast the rice for 4-5 mts.Add necessary water(Usually the measurement is like,for 1 cup rice - 2 cups water) and salt into it,cook rice till soft and all the water is absorbed.Spread the rice in a flat serving dish,and sprinkle 3-4 drops of lime juice, allow it to cool.
Heat a little ghee in a pan and roast cashews and raisins till brown and keep it aside.Now add half of sliced onion and fry them until thay are well browned.Add more ghee /oil if needed.Drain them into a tissue paper and reserve .Now into the same oil,add marinated chicken pieces and shallow fry them for a while
Heat ghee/oil ,Add rest of the onions and saute them till translucent.Mix in tomatoes,salt and the ground paste and saute them for 2-3 mts.Stir in curd and lemon juice and saute until oil seperates.Now add fried chicken pieces,mix well,cover and cook.
When it is half done,add Coriander leaves,Mint leaves,curry leaves and 2 tsp Biriyani masala powder.Mix and allow the chicken to cook well in medium heat,until all water is absorbed and chicken pieces are coated with gravy.Switch off the stove.
Take a big vessel,spread chicken pieces along with the gravy in the bottom.Now add one layer of cooked rice over chicken.Sprinkle a little biriyani masala powder,fried onions,cashews, raisins and saffron(mixed in rosewater).Repeat the same for 2 more layers with chicken ,rice and fried cashew-raisins-onions etc.Seal the vessel with aluminium foil and bake it for 15 mins(150 degree celsius).Mix thoroughly and serve hot with whole boiled eggs (in the middle),Onion Raita,coconut and vinegar chutney,Pickle and Pappad.
Sending this recipe to Rice mela by Srivalli
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