Vegetables Chicken Biryani|How to make Biryani at Home

Vegetables chicken biryaniDear readers, i am back after two days of busy routine. Since Diwali is coming i was busy with all those cleaning work in my kitchen. To be very honest with you from the last two-three days i am not preparing anything new because of the time crunch i had.

Still i thought i should share a new recipe with my readers which was actually shared by my sister. She tried this recipe today and it turned out real tasty and yummy. I know this recipe is a little lengthy, but i can assure you that it is worth it.

If you want you can see my biryani masala recipe . I prefer adding homemade masala, since it gives a nice flavor to biryani.

Ingredients :-

  • Basmati Rice  – 500 gms (you can use ordinary rice)
  • Oil – 200 gms
  • Chicken – 500 gms
  • Biryani masala – 5 tbsp (you can buy biryani masala from general store)
  • Salt – as per needed
  • Onion – 200 gms (thinly sliced)
  • Onion to fry  – 200 gms (thinly sliced)
  • Carrots – 100 grams
  • Cauliflower – 100 grams
  • Beans – 100 gms
  • Curd – 200 gms
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Green chilli – 3 sliced
  • Mint leaves -40 gms (chopped)
  • Coriander leaves – 40 gms (chopped)
  • Tomatoes – 200 gms (chopped)

Whole Garam Masala to cook vegetables :

  • Cloves-7 piece
  • Black cardamon-2 piece
  • Bay leaf- 2
  • Javitri-5 piece
  • Green cardomon-5 piece
  • Pepper corn-12 piece
  • Sauf seeds- 2 tsp
  • Cinnamon sticks-2 piece
  • Black cumin-1/2 tea spoon
  • Shahi jeera/kala jeera – 1 tsp

Whole Garam Masala to cook rice :

  • Cloves-3 piece
  • Black cardamon-1 piece
  • Bay leaf- 2
  • Green cardomon-2 piece
  • Cinnamon sticks-2 piece
  • Cumin seeds/jeera – 1 tsp

Ingredients to Fry Chicken:

  • Chicken – 500 gms
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Chilli Powder – 2 tsp
  • Black pepper – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Curd – 200 gms
  • Oil to fry – as per required

Method to Fry Chicken :

  • Firstly wash the chicken pieces. Strain all water from the chicken.
  • Mix all the powdered spices like turmeric, red chili, black pepper, garam masala, curd and salt.
  • Combine all nicely.
  • Now add chicken to the spice mixture and mix well.
  • Marinate for about 15 to 20 mins. If you want more spice you could add more chili powder.
  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the chicken.
  • Once the chicken is cooked and fried properly take it out in a plate and set aside.

Method to Fry Onion :-

  • Cut onion into thin slices and add about 2 tablespoon of Corn flour and mix the onions well.
  • Deep fry the onions until they are golden brown. Drain it onto a tissue paper. Your fried onions are ready.

Method to make Biryani :-

  • Soak rice for 1 hr in a bowl and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan add whole garam masala, jeera, ginger-garlic paste, Onion and saute.
  • Now add vegetables and salt and cook till it is half cooked.(cut the vegetables little bit long in size) mix well.
  • Once the vegetables are half cooked add half of the quantity of chopped mint leaves,coriander leaves and curd.
  • Now add green chillies, biryani masala and mix well so that the vegetables are coated properly with the masala.
  • Now boil water add about 100 gms of oil and the garam masala to it.
  • Now add rice to it and cook until half done.
  • Now drain the water from the rice.
  • Take a big bowl add half of the cooked vegetables and half of the chicken and spread it all over the pan.
  • Add some curd, fried onions, half of the remaining coriander leaves and mint leaves.
  • Now add half of the rice and spread it well.
  • Repeat the same process again with the remaining vegetables,chicken and the rice.
  • Lastly add fried onions on the top and close the bowl with a lid.
  • Cook it for 5 min in a very slow flame so that the half-cooked vegetables and rice become completely cooked.
  • Remove from the flame, open the lid.
  • Garnish it with coriander leaves and keep it aside with the lid closed.
  • Open the bowl after 15 minutes and serve hot with raita or any gravy you like.

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