Biryani also known as biriyani, biriani or briyani, is a South Asian mixed rice dish with its origins among the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent. It is popular throughout the subcontinent and among the diaspora from the region. It is generally made with spices, rice and meat.
- Chicken cut into medium pieces-750 grams
- Basmati rice soaked 1 1/2 cups
- Raw papaya paste 2 tablespoons
- Oil for deep-frying
- Onions sliced 4 large
- Yogurt 1 1/2 cups
- Salt to taste
- Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
- Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons
- Ginger paste 1 1/2 tablespoons
- Garlic paste 1 tablespoon
- Rose petals 2 tablespoons
- Fresh mint leaves 1/2 cup
- Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/2 cup
- Garam masala powder 1 tablespoon
- Green cardamom 3
- Cinnamon 1 inch stick
- Cloves 3
- Black cardamom 1
- Black peppercorns 7-8
- Kewra water 1/2 teaspoonR
- ose water 1/2 teaspoon
- Pure ghee 3 tablespoons
- Caraway seed (shahi jeera) powder 1/2 teaspoon
- Saffron (kesar) few strand
- Milk 2 tablespoons
- Ginger cut into thin strips 2 inch piece
- Wheat flour dough to seal
Place the chicken pieces in a deep bowl, add the papaya paste and mix well so that all the chicken pieces are covered with the paste.
Cover the bowl with cling film and place the bowl in the refrigerator for eight to ten hours so that the chicken gets tenderized. Heat sufficient oil in a pan. Add the onions and deep-fry till well browned. Drain on absorbent paper. Take the chicken out of the refrigerator.
Add yogurt, green chillies, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, ginger paste, garlic paste, half the fried onions, one tablespoon rose petals, half the fresh mint, half the fresh coriander and garam masala powder and mix well.
Cover the bowl with cling film and keep it in the refrigerator to marinate for at least thirty minutes. Cook the rice in plenty of water with salt till half done.
Drain well. Sprinkle green cardamoms, cinnamon, cloves, black cardamom, peppercorns, half kewra water, rose water, two tablespoons ghee and caraway seeds over the rice and mix well.Step 6
Dissolve saffron in warm milk. Take a non stick deep pan and spread the marinated chicken and top it with the rice.
Sprinkle the remaining fried onions, remaining kewra water, fresh mint, fresh coriander, saffron milk, milk, remaining ghee, remaining rose petals and ginger strips. Cover the pan with a lid and seal with the wheat flour dough.
Place a tawa under the pan and cook on low heat for forty five to sixty minutes or till both the chicken and rice are completely cooked.
Let it stand for fifteen minutes before opening the seal and lid. Serve hot with any raita.
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