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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Kanyakumari chicken briyani

Basmati rice 2 ½ cups
Chicken ½ kg
Onion 2
Tomato 2
Garlic 5 cloves
Ginger 1 inch
Green chilli 2
Garam masala 1 tbsp
Curd 4 tbsp
Turmeric  powder ½ tsp
Pepper powder 2 tsp
Coriander n mint leaves ½ cup
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Lemon juice 4 tsp
Cloves 2
Cinnamon 1
Cardamom 2
Ghee ½ cup
Salt as required
1.      Wash and soak rice in water for 15 minutes
2.      Clean the chicken pieces and keep aside
3.      Make a fine paste of green chilli,garlic and ginger
4.      In a pan add ghee, cloves,cardamom,cinnamom and chopped onions.
5.      Add turmeric powder,chilli powder,pepper powder,garam masala,salt  and the chicken pieces
6.      Cook till the water oozes out of chicken dries up
7.      Add tomatoes and coriander mint leaves
8.      Once the tomatoes blend well with masalas and curd.cook till everything dries up
9.      Discard the water and add the rice.fry for 2 minutes
10.  Add about 5 cups of water and cook in low moderate heat for  10-15 minutes till rice is tenderly cooked
11.  Finally add the lemon juice
Serve hot with raita or chicken curry

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