Monday, November 19, 2012

Fried Chicken Biryani



Fried Chicken  Biryani

Today's recipe is yet another chicken biryani. I have already posted a Talasherry chicken Biryani and a Trivandrum style chicken biryani....so you may ask why another? This biryani is slightly different from the usual method,the chicken is first fried and them added to the masala. The first time I ate this biryani was at a function back home, it was a Trivandrum style biryani,but the frying took the  flavor and taste to a new level. I tried to recreate the same recipe here and my family enjoyed. Try this..you will love it.


Ingredients

To marinate the chicken
Chicken- 2 lb
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder- 3/4 tsp
Ginger garlic paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon juice- 1/2 lemon

For the rice
Basmathi rice- 3 cups
Cinnamon- 2 -3 pieces

Cardamon-2

Ghee- 2 tsp
Few strands of saffron
Rose essence- 1 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste


For the chicken masala

Shallots- 1 cup (slightly crushed)
Onion- 1 medium (chopped)
Ginger garlic paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Green chilly paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Tomato- 1 medium
Yogurt-2 tbs
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Masala Powder- see below*
Pepper powder- 1/3 tsp

Lemon juice- 1 lemon
Coriander leaves -a little


*Masala powder( to roast and grind)
Cinnamon- 1 piece, Cardamon-2, clove- 2-3
nutmeg- a small piece,star aniseed- 1
Cumin- a pinch,black cumin- a pinch
Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp

For Garnish
Thinly sliced onion- 1
Cashew nuts- 10
Raisins- 15
Saffron a few strands soaked in 1/3 cup of warm milk

Coriander leaves and mint leaves chopped- 1/4 cup
Chopped pineapple-1/4 cup
Ghee - 2 tsp



To cook rice:
Heat ghee in a heavy bottom vessel and add whole spices and fry till there is a nice aroma. Add washed and strained rice and fry till the rice changes color and the ghee the fully coated all over the rice. Add 6 cups of water,salt and a few strands of saffron. Cook till water evaporates.Using a fork spread rice on a flat tray and sprinkle rose essence and allow to cool.

To fry the chicken:
Clean and cut chicken, marinate with the ingredients listed under 'to marinate the chicken' for about an hour. Heat one cup of oil and fry the chicken in medium heat till it is almost cooked and slightly browned up,but not crispy. Drain and keep aside.

For the masala: Prepare the masala simultaneously while you are  frying the chicken

Roast the whole masala listed under 'roast and grind'  blend into a fine powder

Heat oil in a pan and add the onion and shallots and saute till it changes color to golden brown. Add  ginger garlic past and the green chilly paste and saute till the raw flavor disappears. Add turmeric powder and tomatoes and fry till tomatoes become soft. Add chilly powder and fry for a minute and then mix in yogurt  Add the fried chicken and powdered garam masala cover and cook for four to five minute or till the masala is well coated over the chicken and switch off the flame.

Final garnish and layering:
Heat ghee in a pan and fry cashew nuts and raisins till slightly brown. Fry one medium thinly sliced onion till golden brown,drain and keep aside.
Finely chop coriander and mint leaves and keep aside.

In a heavy bottom pan place a layer of rice followed by a layer of chicken masala. Sprinkle a little of fried onion, chopped pineapple,cashew and raisins and a little of coriander leaves. Spread rice on top and then another layer of masala. Spread the final layer of rice and garnish with fried onions, chopped pineapple,coriander leaves and nuts. Sprinkle a few drops of lemon juice, a few drops of rose essence, a pinch of garam masala,soaked saffron and  one tsp of ghee. Cover tightly with a heavy lid and steam in a very low flame for about 15-20 minutes. Serve with raita and papadam.



Sending this to Amrita space  Sweet 'n' Savoury for the event Favorite Rice Recipes



Try this
Hope you will all enjoy

36 comments:

  1. adding rose essence is new to me.. nice recipe.. thanks for sharing it..

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  2. Love the pic...!!!
    Its looks soo tempting..!!

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  3. never tried rose essence for chicken biryani, looks delicious

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    1. @ PT and Swasthi,rose essence is optional,but it adds very good flavor to the biryani :)

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  4. Nice option.This will keep the ckicken pieces intact..I do like that too...Tempting.

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  5. Last week I prepared similar to this way for potluck party, gr8 click dear!!!

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  6. feel like having aplate full now..though am vegeteraian :) rice looks tempting

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  7. i love this type of biryani..yumm it looks..how i wish i had some right now.

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  8. Mouthwatering...This is becoming popular in our area too and easy when u prepare in large quantities..yummy clicks...

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    1. Vrinda,njanum oru functionil aanu ithu kazhichathu,you are right,this is best when you prepare large quantities @Dhyuthi,yes it helps to keep the chicken intact
      Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments :)

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  9. yes nowadays this biriyani is popular in my place too (kannur ) but they over fry it and make it soo hard,which my sensitive teeth always suffer .

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  10. Adipoli biriyani Suja. You makes awesome biriyanies

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  11. Nice inviting and tempting biryani !!

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  12. As always Suja, great recipe and even better pic! I posted a chicken biryani recipe on my site. Do chk it out n let me know ure thoughts. BTW, I shall be definitely trying this!

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  13. lovely biryani...looks awesome . You may like to send your recipe to Favorite Rice dishes.Find the details here:http://amritavishal127.blogspot.in/2012/10/event-announcement-favorite-rice-recipes.html

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    1. Thanks Amrita,will surely link it to your lovely event:)

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  14. Heard some add kewra essence, but i never tried it. Can see you have added rose essence, sounds very interesting for me Suja.

    Fried chicken in briyani would have tastes marvellous na. Definitely gonna make for our sunday lunch soon.

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  15. this biryani looks so yumm suja.I have done this method of making the biriyani once but that did not taste good. The next day it was very tasty though. Would love to give ur recipe a try becoz it looks so yumm..Nice clicks,

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  16. Suhaina,when I tried this the first time my chicken got a little crispy, this time I made it less crispy and since the chicken was not tough the I got the perfect biryani flavor both for chicken and rice,try it sometime,you will surely love it:)

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  17. an interesting & super delish version!!!! One can never have enough of biryani recipes..this looks like a keeper too..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  18. Tempting biryani...Love this so much and ur presentation is making me hungry..

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  19. Mouthwatwring biriyani suja,ee friday try cheythu nokkam:-)

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  20. hi suja, without doubt-this biryani sure is very delicious- can tell from your pics. bookmarked with thanks. have a nice day

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  21. Hello, Cooked this today, excellent recipe. Very Tasty, Thank you.

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    1. Thanks for the feed back,so sweet of you.
      happy you liked it,Hope you will find more interesting recipes here,do visit again:)
      Have a nice day!

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