October 05, 2012

Chicken Briyani / Kozhi Briyani




There is no need of any special introduction to this yummy dish.Everyone’s (non-veg lovers) favourite item.I made this briyani a few weeks before and it was a big hit in my family.I love this flavourful authentic briyani…Hope you too love….Try it  and let it me know how it come out for you…



Chicken – 750 gms

Basmati rice – 2 cups

Onions – 2 sliced

Tomato – 1 pureed

Thick Curd – 1/2 cup

Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp

Chilli powder / Milagai thool – 1/2 tsp ( as per your spice level)

Coriander powder / Kothamalli thool – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder / Manjal thool – 1/2 tsp

Homemade briyani powder – 1 tsp

Green chillies – 2 slit lengthwise

Mint leaves / Pudhina ilai – 1/2 cup chopped

Coriander leaves / Kothamalli ilai – 1/2 cup chopped

Cashew nuts - 12 in nos

Salt to taste

For Tempering

Oil & ghee – 2 tbsp oil & 1 tbsp ghee

Cinnamon / Pattai – 4 small pieces

Cardamom / Elachi – 2

Cloves / Kirambu – 2

Bay leaves / Briyani ilai – 3

Fennel seeds / Sombu – 1/2 tsp



Wash the chicken several times with lots of water and drain it. Take chicken , curd , half of the mint leaves and half of the coriander leaves in a bowl and mix well.Marinate this for atleast 30 mins.




Soak the rice for 30 mins .Wash well and drain completely.Heat a tsp of ghee and add the rice and fry for 2 - 3 mins or till shiny.Take care not to burn the rice.


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Set your ingredients ready.



Heat a pressure pan with oil and ghee (if you like to add only ghee then add 3 tbsp ghee) and add the ingredients for tempering and fry for a min.



Add the onions and green chillies and fry till transparent .



Add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes off.




Add the other half of mint and coriander leaves and fry for few mins.



Add the tomato puree and fry for few mins.



Add the briyani powder and mix well.



Then add the coriander powder , turmeric powder and chilli powder and mix well.



Throw in the marinated chicken and fry for 7-8 mins in medium flame.



Now add the rice and give a good mix.




Add 3 1/2 cups of water ( 1cup of rice : 1 3/4 cup of water ) and allow to boil approximately 7 mins .Keep stirring in between. Now the water evaporates and the rice will be visible .Now close the lid of the pressure pan .




Keep in medium flame for 10 – 12 mins and switch off.Open the pan after the pressure goes all by itself.



Heat a tsp of ghee and fry the cashew nuts .Garnish the briyani with the fried cashew nuts and corriander leaves and serve hot.




I served the briyani with white chicken kurma.



Notes :


If you don’t have briyani powder take 4 pieces of cinnamon sticks , 5 cardamoms , 3 cloves , 1/4 piece of nut meg ,2 star anise ,2 marathi moggu and 2 jadhipathri / mace and grind to a fine powder.This one is too hard to get to fine powder so add the ginger garlic paste  to it with  2 tsp water and grind to a fine paste.


I am linking this to viji’s Feast for your guru event. Mother is our first guru .I learnt this dish from my mom.She is a wonderful cook and I love all her recipes .I like to cook this for her but whenever I go to my mum’s place she will not let me do any work…I like to cook this special dish for my mum…



Julie said...

Very delicious biriyani dear..yummy!
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divya said...

aww ...this is awesome and beautiful clicks!

Unknown said...

Love this
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Divya A said...

Am sure it must have tasted great Tamil :) Specially u r from Dindugal right and how can u be wrong about Biryanis ;)
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Beena said...

Pressure cooker briyani looks delicious

Sharanya palanisshami said...

lovely briyani tamil

Unknown said...

woow....All time fav:) Yummy...

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

Gosh that's one tasty plate of chicken briyani u got there..yummo:)

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virunthu unna vaanga said...

Hey Tamil akka... thanks for linking to my event... its our DINDIGUL BIRIYANI!!!! looks nice... as usual mom s best...
thanks for linking to my event dear...

Faseela said...

delicious n yummy biriyani...

Priya Suresh said...

Yum yum, feel like having a plate of this irresistible briyani.

Torviewtoronto said...

biryani looks fabulous

Bhamathy said...

Awesome Briyani!! Love your space and collection of recipes.. Happy to follow you. Thanks for following me too.

Unknown said...

looks delicious and good presentation

Unknown said...

simply superb and liked your step-by-steps..

Poorva said...

wow looks so tasty :)

Unknown said...

Briyani looks so appetizing...

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