Making Biryani can never get easier than this. I love biryani and make them more often than anything else. You can check out my biryani making days here. Most of the time it is made in a pressure cooker, but somedays i feel like having the royal taste of authentic biryani, so go for the layered dum version. Check out my veg dum biryani, hyderabadi dum biryani, dum chicken kofta biryani and mughlai chicken biryani, Fish Dum Biryani.
This biryani is one of the tried and tested recipe of so many decades. Because i have made this more times than i remember. It is so simple to make, but i found that the flavours marry so well when we make biryani like this than layering it.
If you dont like the whole spices catching in your mouth, when you eat. Then you can try out my chicken biryani recipe, where i included a tips for that.
Water - 3 cups
Ginger Garlic Paste - 3 tblspn
Pandan Leaves / Brinji Ilai - 1
Coriander Powder / Malli podi - 1 tblspn
Cumin Powder / Jeera Podi - 1 tsp
Ghee - 3 tblspn
Salt to taste
Lemon Juice as needed
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 small stick
Cloves / Krambu - 5
Cardamom / Yelakai - 5 crushed
Bay Leaf - 1
Now in the same oil, crackle all the seasoning ingredients and pandan leaves.
Add in the onion, green chilli and fry on a low heat till brown.
Add in tomatoes, spice powders, coriander leaves and mint leaves. Mix this well.
Add in yogurt and give a good mix. Now throw in the chicken pieces and saute it for 10 mins till the chicken is well coated in the masala.
in the soaked Basmati rice and combine well. Pour in 3 cups of water and season with some salt and mix well
Garnish with Fried Cashew and Raisans and sprinkle some coriander leaves.
CHECK OUT THIS QUICK VIDEO:
|Take all your ingredients|
|Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker|
|Fry some cashews and raisans|
|Remove and set aside|
|Crackle in whole spices|
|Add in a pandan leaf|
|Add in onions and green chillies|
|Saute till golden|
|Add in ginger garlic paste|
|give a good mix|
|add in tomatoes|
|pour in yogurt|
|give a good mix|
|Add the chicken pieces|
|Toss well with the masala|
|Add the drained rice|
|mix well with the masala|
|Pour in water|
|Bring this to a boil|
|Once it reaches a boil|
|cover and cook as per method|
|Once done fluff up the rice..|
|Garnish with nuts, lemon juice and serve|