Sunday, April 6, 2008

Spicy Chicken Biyani

I usually make biyanis in dum style. But my Mom and MIL always make it in the pressure cooker. Since dum biyani calls for at least 3 different pans, I wanted to try the pressure cooker way. My plan was to make mutton biryani from Live to Eat. Since I did not get decent mutton, I made the Spicy Chicken Biryani from Cooking 4 All seasons. I did modify the recipe a teeny weeny bit because I did not have mint and I had to make the recipe for 8 people. Here is how I made it

Spicy Chicken Biryani
For Marinade:
Chicken - 1 lb
Yogurt - 1 cup
Chili powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Garlic - 4 - 5 pods
Ginger - 1 inch
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
For Rice:
Basmati Rice - 2 1/2 cup
Onions - 2.5
Green chillies - 4
Ginger Garlic paste - 2 tsp
Cinnamon - 2"
Bay leaf - 1
Cloves - 4
Cardamom - 2
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp


  1. Clean chicken and cut into required pieces
  2. Grind coriander leaves, ginger and garlic into a coarse paste
  3. Mix the chicken with yogurt, chili pwd, coriander pwd, turmeric pwd and the cori-ginger-garlic paste. Leave it for 15 - 20 mins

  4. Clean and soak the rice for 15 mins
  5. Slice onions and chilies lengthwise
  6. Heat ghee and oil in a pressure cooker
  7. Add the whole spices and fry for 15 secs
  8. Add the sliced onions
  9. Fry till light brown
  10. Add ginger- garlic paste and chilies
  11. Fry till the raw smell goes away
  12. Add the chicken along with the marinade
  13. Cook in high flame for 5 mins and simmer till oil comes out
  14. Add the rice and mix
  15. Add 5 cups of water and salt
  16. Turn the flame to high and bring it to boil
  17. Close the cooker and place the weight once the steam comes out forcefully
  18. Lower the flame and cook for 12 mins
  19. Switch off the flame and open the cooker once the pressure is off by itself

The biryani was spicy and tasty. I am definitely make it again. I served it with mutton cutlets and onion raitha. I'm sending this for One-Pot wonders hosted by Pavani at Cook's hideout .

1 comment:

Srivalli said...

That looks great..glad you liked it..