How to make it

  • wash and cut chicken into medium pieces(chicken breasts or thighs would be good).
  • marinate the chichen pieces with the ingredients II for atleast one to one and half hour.
  • in a deep pan,heat butter and oil together and fry bay leaf,cinnamon, cloves, cardamon for half add chopped green chillies,chopped cilantro/coriander leaves,mint leaves.
  • slowly add chopped onions,tomatos,ginger-garlic paste.
  • when onions become slightly brown then add marinated chicken.
  • now stir nicely for 2mins.
  • now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder,nutmeg powder,black pepper powder and salt. Saute everything until it thicken to a gravy consistency.and chicken is half cooked.
  • While the gravy is still simmering, rinse 2 cups of Basmati rice and drain all water from it.
  • Now take a pressure cooker add the gravy to the rice along with 3 cups of water and diluted 1 cup of yogurt and food color and mix well.
  • Check for salt and cook them for 15-20mins in pressure cooker.
  • before serve,sprinkly chopped coriander leaves(optional).
  • Serve hot with boiled eggs and raita.(yohurt beaten well with salt.)
  • you can use normal saucepan or slow cooker instead of pressure cooker.but then cooking time will vary.

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  • smitho1 7 years ago
    @jemison-ghee is clarified butter,u can easily make it by melting butter on a very low flame untill it looks like oil.dont heat it too long though or u'll end up burning the taste.and nos. refer to the quantity as in number of.
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  • bahutacha 8 years ago
    Hello, thank you very much for this recipe, I am making it now and it smells great.
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    moroccanlady ate it and said...
    it looks delicious!
    thanks for posting!
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    " It was excellent "
    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    hai,ur chicken biriyani sounds good.i love south indian foods.must try.
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    " It was excellent "
    robertg ate it and said...
    Will have to make this,thanks for a treat..Bob
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  • trevorst 9 years ago
    This looks great I plan on making very soon...
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  • iffyo 10 years ago
    I lyk it !! yummy!!
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  • legoflamb 10 years ago
    This looks delicious. I'm really glad you included all the individual spices so now I can mix my own massala. Thank you!
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  • jemison 10 years ago
    Thanks for being my cooking buddy. I would like to try this recipe, but I am not sure of the meaning of the following: no., nos. and what is Ghee and where to get it.

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  • berry 10 years ago
    Kabby..... Wow, Yummy! I was not at city and I am checking now this recipe! ..... It seems very spicy and delicious!!! Thanks for your recipe!
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  • image 10 years ago
    Oh, this sounds fabulous - I can almost taste it. Must try. Thanks for sharing.
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  • mslisa 10 years ago
    wow that is one longggggggggggggggg recipe
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