Kerala Chicken Biriyani Layered (with coconut)

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Ingredients

  • Chicken – 1 kg
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Yogurt – 3 tbsp
  • Onion – 3 Nos
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Green chilli – 2 slit
  • Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Tomato – 1 sliced
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Coconut – 1 cup grated
  • Green Chilly – 4 Nos
  • Coriander leaves – 1 cup
  • Mint Leaves – 1/4 cup tightly packed
  • Ghee
  • Salt
  • Raisins – 15
  • Cashew – 15
  • For the rice
    • Basmati Rice – 4 cups
    • Water – 8 cups
    • Cinnamon – 3
    • Cardamom – 1 inch
    • Cloves – 4
    • Bay Leaves – 2
    • Lemon Juice – 2 tbsp
    • Ghee – 3 tbsp
    • Salt

Preparation

Step1

Wash and soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes in warm water. Heat ghee in a deep vessel and add the spices – cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and bay leaves. Fry this for a minute on low flame before adding the drained basmati rice. Stir it till the first splutter of rice. Add boiling water to this and squeeze in the lemon juice. Adjust the salt level and cook till done and fragrant

Step2

Marinate the Biriyani cut chicken pieces in turmeric, yogurt and salt for 30 minutes

Step3

Heat ghee in a pan and add the onions. Cook till the onions begin to wilt and add the ginger garlic paste. Once the rawness of the paste disappears add in the masala – red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and pepper powder. Once done, add the marinated chicken along with the sliced tomato, curry leaves and let it cook covered

Step4

Grind together the coconut, mint leaves, coriander leaves and the green chilly. Add a little water to aid the grinding. When the chicken is almost done, add this paste and let it cook further. Adjust the salt

Step5

Layering the biriyani – Take a thick bottomed pan and begin layering the rice and the masala alternatively beginning with a thin layer of  rice, followed by the chicken masala and ending with rice. You may create 2 to 3 layers

Step6

Layering the biriyani – Take a thick bottomed pan and begin layering the rice and the masala alternatively beginning with a thin layer of  rice, followed by the chicken masala and ending with rice. You may create 2 to 3 layers

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