Dec 21, 2008

Chicken Biryani/ Pulav(rice cooker version)


Basmati Rice-2.5 cups
chicken - 1.5lb
onion- 1 big
green chillies-3
cinnamon stick-1 small
cardamon - 3
Bay leaf-2
Ginger and garlic chopped finely-1 tsp
mint leaves-1/2 bunch
coriander leaves-1 bunch

To marinate chicken

Curd-1 cup
Turmeric- a pinch
coriander powder- 1tsp
cumin powder- 1 tsp
pepper corns- 5
Jeera-1 tsp
Red chilli powder- 2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Biryani powder- 2tsp

Method of preparation

1)Cut the chicken in medium size pieces and marinate with the above ingredients for 30 mins.
2)soak the rice for 30 mins.
3)Take a pan add butter and oil.After it is hot add the cloves,cinnamon,cardamon,bay leaf,mint leaves,coriander leaves,onions,green chillies and fry till the onions are golden brown.
4)Add ginger,garlic and fry for a minute.Now add the marinated chicken and half cook it.
5)Add drained rice to it.Add 3.5 cups of water and cook it in electric rice cooker.
6)After the rice is done add some lemon juice and coriander leaves.
7)Serve hot with raita.

For Raita

curd-1 cup
onion- 1/2 cup
green chillies-1 chopped finely
coriander leaves

Method of preparation

Add the chopped onions,green chillies,coriander leaves and salt to the curd and mix well.