Fried Chicken Dum Biriyani

 There are many ways to make biriyani. Fried chicken biriyani is another type of special biriyani in Malabar. Here the chicken pieces are fried first, then add it in to the masala and then layer it with rice.

Ingredients:
For marinate the chicken:
  1. Chicken-1kg
  2. Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  3. Chilly powder-2tsp
  4. Ginger garlic paste-2tsp
  5. Salt-to taste
  6. Lemon juice-1tbsp
  7. Garam masala- ¼ tsp
  8. Pepper powder-1tsp
  9. Oil-for frying
For masala:
  1. Ghee- ¼ cup
  2. Onion thinly sliced-5medium
  3. Tomato thinly sliced-3small
  4. Ginger, garlic, green chilly paste- 2tbsp
  5. Garam masala-2tsp
  6. Chicken masala-1tsp
  7. Mint leaves chopped-2tbsp
  8. Coriander leaves-2tbsp
  9. Curd-1tbsp
  10. Salt-to taste
For Rice:
  1. Basmati rice/ jeera rice -2cup
  2. Cinnamon stick-2(one inch size)
  3. Cardamom pods-4
  4. Cloves-4
  5. Bay leaves-2
  6. Salt-to taste
  7. Ghee-2tbsp
To garnish:
  1. Fried onion
  2. Cashew nuts
  3. Raisins
  4. Yellow food color-a pinch
  5. Lemon juice-1tsp
  6. Garam masala-tsp
  7. Pepper powder-1/2tsp
  8. Rose water-1tsp
  9. Ghee-2tbsp
  10. Mint leaves
  11. Coriander leaves

Preparation:
  • Soak the basmati rice in water for 30 minutes.
  • Marinate the chicken pieces with above marinate ingredients for 15minutes and fry it until both sides are just golden in color. Don’t fry too much.
  • In a pan heat ¼ cup of oil, fry cashew nuts until golden in color; keep aside.
  • Fry raisins and keep aside.
  • Fry one onion chopped thinly till golden crisp and keep aside.
  • In the remaining ghee add remaining onions and sauté until transparent.
  • Add ginger, garlic, green chilly paste in to it.
  • When the raw smell goes add tomato in to it;
  • When the tomatoes are mashed well add fried chicken pieces, garam masala, coriander leaves, mint leaves and salt.
  • Cover the lid and cook about 5-7 minutes in a low-medium flame until masala is well coated with the chicken.
  • Add curd and mix well.
  • Add 2tbsp of ghee in another large pan; add cinnamon stick, cardamom, bay leaves and cloves.
  • Add enough more water to cook the rice and allow it to boil.
  • When the water gets boiling add salt and drained rice in to it.
  • Cook the rice for few minutes until it cooked its ¾ th.
  • Drain the rice from water and keep aside.
  • In the dum pan add a teaspoon of ghee; spread half part of cooked rice.
  • Above that spread half part of ghee, lemon juice, garam masala, pepper powder, mint, coriander leaves, fried onions, nuts and raisins.
  • Spread chicken masala on top of it and the remaining rice.
  • Sprinkle the remaining ghee, mint leaves, coriander leaves, lemon juice garam masala, pepper powder, onions, nuts and raisins.
  • Mix the yellow food color with rose water and spread it over the rice.
  • Cover the lid tightly and put a heavy weight pan on top of it on the stove top for 15 minutes on low flame.
  • Open and serve after 10minutes.


Fried Chicken Dum Biriyani Fried Chicken Dum Biriyani Reviewed by Fejna Em on 22:06 Rating: 5

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