Bombay Chicken Biriyani

Bombay biriyani is an easy and flavorful rice preparation. Unlike other biriyani recipes; not much spices are used for making this. Fried potatoes are also a main attraction of this lovely biriyani.
Ingredients:
  1. Chicken-1 kg
  2. Potato- 1/4 kg
  3. Onion-4 nos
  4. Tomato-4 nos
  5. Ginger garlic paste-2 tbsp
  6. Green chilly slit-3 nos
  7. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Chilly powder-2 tbsp
  9. Coriander powder-2 tbsp
  10. Thick curd-1 cup
  11. Lemon juice-1 tbsp
  12. Salt-to taste
  13. Chopped coriander leaves-1/4 cup
  14. Chopped mint leaves-1/4 cup
  15. Oil-for frying
  16. Kewra water-1 tsp
For Cooking Rice:
  1. Basmati rice-1 kg
  2. Cardamom-4 nos
  3. Clove-4 nos
  4. Cinnamon-a small stick
  5. Bay leaf-1
  6. Pepper cons-few
  7. Salt-to taste

Preparation:
  • Wash and soak the basmati rice in water for 30 minutes.
  • Boil enough water for cooking rice by adding salt and whole spices.
  • Add rice and cooks until 3/4 th cooked.
  • Drain it and keep aside.
  • Peel and cut the potatoes in to large pieces (same as the chicken pieces) Boil potatoes in salted water for five minutes.
  • Drain it well and deep fry in hot oil until nice golden in color. Keep it aside.
  • Cut the chicken in to medium small pieces.
  • Thinly slice the onions and fry it in hot oil until nicely golden and crisp (don't fry until brown; then it tastes bitter).
  • Marinate the chicken pieces with ingredients from 5-12.
  • Also add half of mint leaves, coriander leaves chopped  and half of  fried onions.
  • Mix well and rest in fridge for one hour.
  • Add a tablespoon of ghee in a pan; add chopped tomatoes and saute until mashed well.
  • Add marinated chicken pieces and cover cooks for few minutes until cooked half done.
  • Above this half cooked chicken masala; spread basmati rice. Top it with remaining fried onions, 1 tbsp of oil, kewra water, mint and coriander leaves.
  • Cover the pan (without escaping any steam); slow cook it or do the dum process for about 45 minutes.
  • After that open the lid, add fried potato pieces and give a good mix.
  • Serve hot in accompany with raitha and pickle.
Bombay Chicken Biriyani Bombay Chicken Biriyani Reviewed by Fejna Em on 02:12 Rating: 5

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