Tuesday, May 10, 2011

CHICKEN BIRIYANI

Biriyani is a favorite dish for everyone.. People customize their spices to their taste buds and the cooking patterns.. ranges from Dum Biriyani to Kachi Biriyani to Malabar biriyani, well I could just keep going on..


I so badly wanted to master the art of Biriyani.. and yes I did, two of a kind.. Kerala and Tamil Nadu Biriyani.. Well, It was more of pressure on me to learn this delightful food.. friends expected me to make this perfect "Muslim Biriyani".. I initially learnt Kerala Biriyani.. and it was a super duper hit.. people started calling it "Jabeen's Biriyani " and finally some food is named after me.. :) I will soon be posting it here.. 



But I more often make the one we cook at home , like on fridays .. any special occasion.. It is such a comfort food. and so easy to make.. I prefer making this when I have less time in hands and family wants a nice meal.. 



Ingredients


Chicken - 1 pound
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1 no. (large)
Tomato - 2 no. (medium)
Green Chillies - 1 no.
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch stick
Cardamom - 1 no.
Cloves - 2 no.
Bay leaves - 1 petal
Curd - 4 to 5 tbsp
Mint Leaves - handful 
Cilantro - handful 
Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste


Preparation 

  • Wash and soak the rice .
  • Heat a pressure cooker and use a spray to moisten the vessel.
  • Throw in whole spices , after few seconds add sliced onions and green chilli, saute until transparent and add ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes off..
  • Now add chopped tomatoes and keep mixing until mushy.
  • Add the spice powders, salt, curd, lemon juice and bring it to boil and check for spice, sourness and salt.
  • Now add the chicken pieces and leave one whistle. let it cool.
  • Open the pot and measure the liquid and add rice and required water.
  • Leave three whistles . Serve with Raita.

Tips & Tricks

1) Use the spray when you suspect sticking.
2) Make sure of the liquid before adding rice, U don't want ur biriyani to be mushy.

73 comments:

Madhura Manoj said...

Simple & delicious biriyani.
http://www.easycookingforamateurs.com/

Priya said...

I never say no to chicken briyani, very inviting..

Kurinji said...

hmm so inviting and yummy biriyani.
kurinjikathambam, Event: HRH-Healthy Summer

சிநேகிதி said...

wow... delicious chicken briyani...

சிநேகிதி said...

wow... delicious chicken biriyani

Plateful said...

Oh my biryani! Well, is there anyone who can resist biryani...? Nah!

Suparna said...

recipe says that the biryani must've bn very flavourful and yummy! good one dear

Rachit said...

delicious blog... yummy :)

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

I love chicken biryiani so it's great to get a nice authentic recipe x

AMMU MOHAN said...

jabeen's biryani super.......

cook from doha said...

tempting biriyani........

soul speaks said...

Hi Jabeen, Thanks for dropping at my place and for your nice comments. I came here and is greeted with my favourite food, I loved it and gonna try this one too as I keep trying all the wonderful dishes dished out by you wonderful food bloggers. Great to meet you. Keep in touch. Are you from kerala??

take care

Prabhamani said...

Hey Jabeen., ena pa NV matum than post panuvingala?Looking Forward to see Vegan Dishes... :) But this biriyani looks nice... :)

Irene said...

I love biriyani too. To me its like a comfort food,feels right at home whenever I have it. Lovely, simple recipe :)

Reva said...

very tasty and tempting.. thanks 4 sharing and the tips:)
Reva

aipi said...

A classic very well recreated ~ looks exotic n aromatic!
US Masala

Hema Mahen said...

Yummy...love the biriyani...looks yummy

Nandini said...

This is very yummy! I'd love to gobble some!

divya said...

Wowwwwwwwww.. looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. thanks for the recipe :)

Saranya said...

its temptinggggggg...:)

Vimitha Anand said...

I would love to have yummy chicken biryani anytime...

San said...

Hi,
Thanks for visiting my space .Iam happy to follow your space as well .Chicken biryani is so mouth watering ,completely irresistible .Glad that you had a nice weekend .

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious and yummy...

sangee vijay said...

never say no chicken biryani....this sounds interesting n looks so tempting...yum..yum...looking forward to see more jabeen's recipes rt??

Swathi said...

Chicken biryani looks delicious.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

i heart briyani specially chicken...will try ur version pretty soon yum!

julie said...

mouth watering recipe dear..chicken biriyani,any time I can have it!

Niru said...

yummy biryani...i love this recipe...

Alessandra said...

Ciao Jabeen, thank you for your visit, and lovely comment.
I am happy to follow you, I love Indian food :-).

See you soon

Alessandra

schmetterlingwords said...

Hi Jabeen, thanks for visiting my space and your lovely comments.. You have got a very beautiful space too... the format is different and attractive :-)

And your chicken biriyani... oops... the nice aroma is now lingering around my head and I deeply earn for a biriyani feast!! Well prepared :-)

muppy said...

Yum! thats funny as i am cooking biriyani later this week :) btw thanks for visiting!

createwithmom said...

yummy looking delicious biryani

Jasnas' kitchen creations said...

Love Indian food! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sarah said...

I could never master the art of cooker biriyani... only dum biriyani works for me! Thanks for the detailed recipe :)

Junia said...

wow, i seriously learn about so many new foods reading thru your blog! this recipe looks amazing!

deepthi said...

u hav got really awesome blog :)...thnX for following me..im really happy to follow ur blog now...yummy dishes :)

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

Hi Jabeen, i like your chicken biryani recipe and method. I made it too but a little more complicated with the Dum method. I'm going to try it your way for sure on my next biryani. Thanks for dropping by and be seeing you soon. Cheers!

Hani@Craftionary said...

hey Mehjabeen!
Nice to meet you.. love your recipe corner.. I can use some good recipes I am a total non cook girl.. who lands up in kitchen everyday thinking what to cook! :)
I also blog about home check me out at

http://www.craftionary.blogspot.com
Thanks
Love
Hani

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hello Jabeen....
Its so nice to be here with you... oh I love Biryanies and really want a master in it... I cooked rice very wel but what with biryani and zarda I dont know... I always mess up rice ifI used to boil the first and then cook again ... I think I cooked them more...
Any way thanks a lot for your sweet comments on my post... I also share some recipes but basically I love to do crafty things...
Hope you come again ... I am following you too...
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Vidhya said...

Tempting Biriyani.

Sadhana Valentina said...

hi dear. thanx for ur lovely words in my blog. Juz visited ur blog, u have so many wonderful dishes...following u...

Indonesian In Turkey said...

I like chick biryani a lot! and I like to try any different biryani recipe... yours looks scrumptious! thx for sharing.. and thx for stopping by my blog and follow.. I think it's My turn :)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This is one of my favourite dishes but I will try your recipe for a change it looks good.

Thanks so much for your visit, I will be back here very soon. Love your recipes. Diane

Indu said...

Everyone expects muslim friends to be experts in making biriyani and mutton curry :) Nice space you have over here.

Treat and Trick said...

Delicious biryani, love the way you cooked them....

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

HI Jabeen, thank you very much for visiting my blog and leaving a wonderful comment...please to be here..lovely site and recipes..I am sure I wil love to try your recipe..! visit again..:)

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

following you!

enteruchilokam said...

thanks for ur comments in my blog biryani looks yummy happy to follow u

my-hobby-lounge said...

Hi mehjabeen, thanks for visiting my talent gallery and following me. This is a yummy food blog. Would like to try your biriyani recipe. You have mentioned 'spray', could you please throw some light on that.

Suja said...

Tempting and delicious biryani..no one can say no to this wonderful dish

Naz said...

Hi.. visit you back.. Thanks for following and visiting my blog.. Really appreciate it.. Follow you back!

Your biryani looks delicious.. Emmmm.. I like biryani very much..

julie said...

Thanx for visiting my blog n following too..I have akready added you to my blogroll..

Maria said...

That sounds heavenly - I love all the flavours in this dish.

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

I love biryani too and yours with all those spices sounds very tasty!

Ameena said...

Biryani has always intimidated me...but your recipe sounds delicious and do-able! Thanks so much for sharing.

Raina said...

This sounds wonderful. I would love to try it. Thanks for sharing it:)

Malar Gandhi said...

Thats indeed hearty and comforting...love biriyani at any time of the day:)

Claudia said...

This looks easier than I thought! The spice mixture really gives this enticing flavors. I think I can smell the aroma...

Jay said...

This is one gorgeous biryani recipe..the flavors are just amazing..:P
Tasty Appetite

Madhu said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my space. You have an absolutely amazing space! Going though your recipes now :)

julie said...

There are some awards waiting for you at my space,dear!! Please come and collect them :-)

shaeeza said...

I've always tried to make biriyani, I either put too much masala or too little. I had my first taste of biriyani when I came to New York 22 years ago.I've been hooked ever since. Following you, please visit my blog when you have a chance.
http://shaeeza.blogspot.com/

Dizzy Lizzie said...

Dear Lord! I cant wait for you to post your actual Biriyani recipe... Biriyani is my absolute absolute favourite food in the world!

Ambreen said...

My mouth is watering, this looks so good. I love it :)

Bikramjit said...

woooo hoooooooooooo ... from now on my favourite blog this one :) foooooood yayyyyyyyy and i am strictly non vegetarian..

beautiful and yummmyyyyyyyyyyyy

Bikram's

Sunitha said...

Biriyani is a huge favorite of mine too. I eat a lot of it when I make which is the downside.

Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook said...

Always a comforting and delicious dish. Now I am craving some!

Guilherme A. Kleinschmitt said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.
One of the things I really like to do is to know about others gastronomic cultures, ingredients, methods... and this chicken looks delicious. Very well done, lots of condiments - I still can say I feel the smell.

congratulations - your blog is so amazing.

till next time.
Guilherme
Brasil

nivedita said...

HI
sorry for visiting you late, and thanks for joining me.
Its very nice to know that you have degree in clinical nutrition and dietetics, I am sure you have lot of things to share with us.
Happy to follow you. going to try this biryani tomorrow (if my ajji permits :-))) )
thanks, keep visiting,

Erin said...

This looks like a great recipe! I look forward to reading more of your blog, everything looks wonderful!

Ana Powell said...

This rice is awesome, very flavoursome and can be served up a few days later.
Great easy recipe with an impressive result.
Many thanks for your kind visit ♥

retete- ina said...

hi,nice to meet you,great recipe,i will try chicken briyani,thank for post

anthony stemke said...

I love chicken biriyani, will try your version next time I make it.
Thank You.

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