Chicken Biryani

2 cups basmati rice
250 gms chicken pieces
Ghee or oil 3 tsp +6 tsp
Onions sliced  1+2
2 cloves
1/2 inch cinnamon
2 bay leaves
2 slit green chillies
Salt to taste
4 saffron strands soaked in 2 tsp milk
Corriander leaves chopped 1/4 cup
Mint leaves chopped 2 tsp

For marination:
1/4 cup hung curd or thick curd
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp biryani masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp lime juice
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
Salt to taste

  • In a vessel cook rice in water with cloves,cinnamon ,bay leaf and salt to taste
  • When it is done 75 % strain it and cool it
  • Wash and clean the chicken pieces and marinate with the ingredients and refrigerate it for minimum 1/2 an hour
  • In a pan heat 3 tsp  oil or ghee and fry  1 sliced onion till dark brown and keep aside
  • In the same pan heat remaining oil and saute remaining sliced onions till light brown
  • Add marinated chicken and cook till it is cooked and becomes dry 
  • In a microwave safe bowl put one layer of rice and then the chicken  masala 
  • Repeat this again and garnish with choppedcoriander leaves, mint leaves,fried onion slices and saffron milk 
  • Keep in microwave for 3 to 4 minutes and serve hot with any raita


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