How To Make Beginner Chicken Biryani – Easy Biryani – Glen And Friends Cooking

How To Make Beginner Chicken Biryani – Easy Biryani – Glen And Friends Cooking
Biryani is a really tasty layered rice dish, that to some may seem overly complicated, but this easy beginner chicken biryani recipe is quick and easy.

Biryani Ingredients:

For the chicken:
250 mL (1 cup) yogourt
2 mL (½ tsp) turmeric
5-10 mL (1-2 tsp) chilli powder (cayenne)
15 mL (1 Tbsp) Garam Masala
Salt to taste
10 mL (2 tsp) ginger paste
1 mL (2 tsp) garlic paste
3-4 chopped tomatoes
600g chicken
45 mL (3 Tbsp) ghee
2 green cardamom
2 cloves
6 peppercorns
1 bay leaf
4 onions, sliced
2-3 hot green chilis
2 potatoes, cubed

For the rice
375 mL (1½ cups) basmati rice, washed and soaked
2L water
Salt to taste
30 mL (2 Tbsp) ghee
2 green cardamom
1 black cardamom
1 inch cinnamon
8 black pepper corns
4 cloves
1 tsp cumin
1 bay leaf

Cilantro for garnish
Mint for garnish

Mix together; yogurt, turmeric, chilli powder, Garam Masala, ginger paste, garlic paste, salt, and tomatoes.
Add the chicken and mix to coat, then allow to marinate 30 minutes.
In a large pan, heat the ghee, then toast the cardamom, cloves, peppercorns, and bay leaf.
Then add the onions, and chillies, and fry until the onions are a deep golden brown.
Add the potatoes, and marinated chicken into the pan and mix well.
Cover it with a lid and cook on medium until the chicken is done.

For the rice:
In another pan heat ghee and fry the green and black cardamom, pepper corns, cloves, cumin, cinnamon, and bay leaf.
Add the water and salt to the pot and bring to a boil.
Add the rice to the boiling water and let it cook on high boil for 3-5 minutes.
When it’s 90% cooked drain the rice.
Place the rice over the chicken, cover the pot and cook on low for 15-20 minutes.
Garnish with cilantro and mint.

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