Hariyali Chicken Biriyani

Hariyali Biriyani means a Biriyani with greenish touch!!! Here i'm not using much spice powders but green leaves replace it. It tastes very different and delicious. Give a try and serve with your family.
 Ingredients For Cooking Rice:
  1. Basmati Rice /Kaima rice -2cup
  2.   Boiling water-4cup
  3. Cinnamon stick-2(one inch size)
  4. Cardamom pods-4
  5. Curry leaves-1 spring
  6. Cloves-4
  7.  Bay leaves-2
  8.  Salt-to taste
  9.   ghee-3 tbsp
  10. Coriander Leaves chopped-3 tbsp
  11. Mint Leaves chopped-3 tbsp
  12. Curry leaves-2 springs
  13. Lemon juice-1 tbsp 
  • Wash and soak the basmati rice in water for 30 minutes; Drain it completely.
  • Heat a pan with ghee; add whole spices (cinnamon, cardamom, clove, bay leaf)
  • Add drained rice and saute for 5 minutes until the rice become stiff but not changes its color. (stir carefully without breaking the rice).
  • Add 4 cups of boiling water, enough salt and one spring of curry leaves.
  • In a blender add lemon juice, mint, coriander and remaining one spring curry leaves; make a smooth paste out of it (if necessary add little water).
  • Add the green paste in to the cooking rice and mix well.
  • Cover the lid of rice pan and cooks until all the water gets absorbed and the rice get cooked nicely.
Ingredients For The Chicken Masala:
  1. Chicken-1 kg
  2. Oil/ghee- 2 tbsp
  3. Onion-3 large
  4. Green chilly-4 to 5 nos
  5. Ginger garlic crushed-1 1/2 tbsp
  6. Vinegar-1 tsp
  7. Salt-to taste
  8. Pepper powder-2 tbsp
  9. Garam masala powder-1 tbsp
  10. Coriander leaves chopped- 1/2 cup
  11. Mint Leaves chopped- 1/4 cup
  12. Curry Leaves-2 springs
  13. Thick curd- 1/2 cup (or thick cream also)
  • Marinate the chicken pieces with salt, vinegar and half of pepper powder for half an hour.
  • Heat oil in a pan, saute onions well until nicely browned.
  • Add ginger garlic crushed; saute for a minute.
  • Add the marinated chicken pieces in to it and mix well.
  • Blend mint leaves, coriander leaves, Curry Leaves, green chilly and curd together to a paste. 
  • Add it in to the chicken masala; mix well. 
  • Add enough salt, remaining pepper powder and garam masala powder.
  • Cover cooks the chicken for about 20 minutes or until nicely cooked and well coated with the thick green masala.
  • Now serve this hariyali chicken masala on side with above cooked rice and garnish on top with fried onions and curry leaves.(if you wish to do the dum process, U can also go for that).
Hariyali Chicken Biriyani Hariyali Chicken Biriyani Reviewed by fejnaem on 07:20 Rating: 5

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