cautious not to overcook the rice. So always keep an eye while boiling the rice.
lbs (900gms approx)
roast all the ingredients mentioned under "Biryani Masala" till they are aromatic.
a separate bowl take the yogurt and mix it with the Biryani Masala, ginger
chop the onions and separate the slices.
half of the Barista (fried onions) to the marinated chicken.
the same pan heat the same oil in which onions where fried. Add the marinated chicken and cook till the chicken gets nicely cooked.
a heavy bottomed pan take lots of water
of warm milk, add the saffron strands and keep it aside for
the Kewra essence to this milk and mix well
a layer of rice, cooked meat, barista, eggs, potatoes, chopped coriander, chopped mint and sprinkle few drops of saffron milk mixed with kewra essence. Again add a layer of rice and continue till you are done. Make sure the pan is heavy bottomed otherwise the rice will stick to the bottom.
can add ghee on top of each layer but I like to add it in the beginning (i.e before layering).
a tawa on heat to the lowest possible mark. Put the pan with Biryani on top of the tawa. Or you can use the double boiler method where you can take a pan filled with water. Boil the water and then place Biryani pan on it.
Just before serving, open the lid, scoop out some masala drenched rice and a piece of chicken from the bottom of the vessel on to a half dinner plate, top with plain biryani rice, place a lemon wedge over it and serve with side dishes like raita, Hyderabadi Mirchi Ka Salan and any dry Andhra style dish
In a big pot bring water to a boil, add all the spices forboiling rice and mix well. For garnishing. I am quite biased to hyderabadistyle of making biryanisbut last sunday attempted this Muslim styledumchickenbiryani which was also equally yummy
The core ingredients like cooked rice along with whole garam masala, chicken marinated in yogurt and spices are cooked along with potato and boiled eggs these things remain unchanged in any form of Kolkata Biryani
For more similar recipes see Simple Egg BiryaniRecipe-Hyderabadi Egg Biryani Recipe Indian Mutton Biryani Recipe-Recipe for mutton biryaniHyderabadi Mutton DumBiryani recipe Mutton Keema Biryani Recipe
In simple words, cook rice till it is half done, fry sliced onions and potatoes for final garnishing, prepare chicken masala with the below mentioned spices & finally prepare layers of everything and cook on dum till done
butbeing from hyderabad i love dumstyle cooking for veg and non veg version of biryani's. Wash the chicken and In a bowl add all the ingredients in the marination list and set aside for at least an hour but overnight in freeze is best