Delicious and Easy Chicken Biryani

Delicious and Easy Chicken Biryani
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Biryani is undoubtedly one of the heartiest, most aromatic plates of food on the planet. The process can somewhat be lengthy and intimidating, but don’t fear as I have found a way to cook a quick biryani in almost no time without compromising on the flavour.

This is my quick version and I have opted to use peas instead of lentils, also because we love peas. Off course the traditional method is a labour of love, but when your 11 year old son says to you, that he feels for Chicken Biryani for dinner on a Monday, and that news he delivers after three o’clock in the afternoon, you make a plan if you can. 

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I hope you give it a try, and feel free to let me know what you think in the comments. 

Happy cooking. 

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Chicken Biryani

 

Quick and Easy Chicken Biryani

Quick and Easy Chicken Biryani

Apriena Jugoo Pummer
My quick and easy version to cook a flavourful version of a Chicken Biryani.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp Oil sunflower oil
  • 2 cups Basmati rice cooked half done and set aside
  • 3 Potatoes cubed and steamed with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp garlic and ginger paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 tsp jeera (cumin) seeds
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 3 large onions sliced
  • 2-3 dried red chillies
  • 1 kg chicken cut into pieces
  • 1 tsp soomph (fennel) powder
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • 1 tsp dhania (coriander) powder
  • 1 tsp jeera (cumin) powder
  • 2 tsps chilli powder more if you prefer the heat
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • a dash of water
  • 1/2 cup chopped mint
  • few sprigs curry leaves
  • 250 grams frozen peas
  • 1 cup thick yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped dhania
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Steam you potatoes and set aside
  • Cook your rice until it just over half done and set aside
  • Add oil to a large pot on medium heat
  • Fry the steamed potatoes until golden, remove and set aside
  • Add the garlic and ginger and fry for about a minute
  • Add in the whole spices - fry for a minute
  • Add dried red chillies
  • Add onions and fry until golden. Remove about 1/2 cup of the onions once the onions have turned golden brown - set aside
  • Add the chicken and salt
  • Next add the ground spices and allow to simmer for a few minutes- you might need to add a few drops of water
  • Add chopped mint and curry leaves, followed with the tomato paste with a dash of water- cook for a few minutes
  • Add peas and yoghurt and combine wellAllow it to simmer for a few minutes
  • Layer the fried potatoes onto the chicken and add more chopped mint
  • Top with the rice
  • Add the fried onions, blobs of butter and chopped coriander
  • Steam on the stove top on low for about 15-20 minutes
  • NB- check the side of the pot, by slotting a spoon gently into the rice to see if the water has dried, then it’s done!
    Serve with raita and carrot salad.
Keyword biryani, Biryani Recipe, Chicken, indian food, Rice

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