Monday, February 14, 2011

Chicken Biryani.(pressure cooker)

Marinate chicken with below ingredients for half an hour
Chicken -1/2 kg
GingerGarlic Paste -1 tsp
Turmeric Powder -1/2 tsp
curd -1 tsp
Other Ingredients
Basmathi Rice - 2 cups
onion -2
tomato -2
g.chilli -4
ginger garlic paste -1 tsp
chilli powder -1 tsp
biryani masala -2 tsp
curry leaves -1 stalk
cilantro and mint leaves -1/2 cup
oil - 3 tsp
ghee-3 tsp
Green Cardamom - 3
Cloves - 4
Cinnamon - 4 (1 inch piece )
Star anise - 2

Cashew nuts-10

  1. Wash basmathi rice with cold water thrice.
  2. In a pressure cooker heat 3 tsp cooking oil and 2 tsp ghee.
  3. Then stir in green chiles,ginger garlic paste,curry leaves and salt.
  4. Add cilantro and mint leaves and fry on high flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add finely sliced onion and fry on a medium flame till get golden colour.
  6. Then add chopped tomato and sauté well for 3- 4 minutes.
  7. Add all masala powders and sauté for 5- 8 minutes.
  8. Finally add marinated chicken pieces,salt to taste.
  9. Cover with a lid and cook for till done ( cooking time approximately 15 – 20 minutes ).
  10. Then add 3 cups water ,when it starts boiling add the soaked rice  and close cooker lid .
  11. Let the rice cook for 1 whistle. ( More than one whistle will overcook the rice ).
  12. Switch off gas flame. Allow the cooker to cool naturally.
  13. Garnish with cilantro and fried cashew nuts.
  14. Serve chicken biryani with cucumber & onion raita.

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