Heat the oil or ghee in a heavy based pan and fry the onions for 8-10 minutes until light brown.
Remove the onions from the oil and reserve 1\4 onions for later use
Put the fried onions, garlic, ginger, coriander leaves, mint, green chilies, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor and blend to a paste.
Mix this paste with yogurt, garam masala, lemon juice and 2 tbsp oil.
Cut each chicken into eight pieces and then marinate with the yogurt mixture for about 6 hours or overnight in a refrigerator
Put the rice in a sieve and wash it thoroughly under a running cold tap until the water runs clear.
Soak the rice in plenty of water for half an hour.
In a large heavy based pan put plenty of water and add 1 stick cinnamon, 6 cloves, 5 big cardamoms, 8 small cardamoms, 2 bay leaves and salt.
Bring it to a rapid boil and add the washed rice.
When the rice are 1\4 cooked, drain and keep aside
In a large pan place 1\2 cup of oil at the bottom of a large heavy based pan then place the chicken and all the marinade.
Cover the meat with the rice and level it with a spatula.
Sprinkle reserved fried onions, chopped coriander, green chilies and saffron on the top of the rice.
Mix the food color with a little water and sprinkle over the rice
Cover with a tight fitting lid or cover with a large piece of thick aluminum foil and then place the lid.
Cook for 15 minutes on medium heat then reduce the heat to a very low and cook for further 20 to 25 minutes, until the rice and meat are tender
Once the dish is cooked, leave it covered for a few minutes.
Then remove the lid, fluff up the rice with a fork
Serve with Raita and Baingan Ka Raita
Pleasebe judicious and courteous in selecting your words.
Biryani ke masale me kahi par jeera aur tamatar istemal nahi karna hai kya?
Very Tasty Dish
really turned yummy BIRYANI.................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aysha, every recipe has its own style. Burt you can add 3 - 4 sliced tomatoes to this recipe if you like.
am trying this right now at home no idea what will happen..as i heard we should add tomatto y u dnt add that can u plz tell me ds
Wow........super like i never cooked anything else and tryied this was owsum....
yummmmmmmmi!!!. it is enough to 10 mens ....wakai lazawab dish he.
its awesome and simple
i really appreciate the way u have explained the preparation...i prepared it the same way and it was good...thank u.
i just have a doubt....i was told that biryani has to be kept in a handi with the lid closed and with hot coal over the lid for few hrs
is that true?...and wat way it helps? pls reply me on firstname.lastname@example.org
for those that want to know the yield its probably enough for about 10 people
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