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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dindugal Thalapakatti Biryani




To Marinade:
(Marinate for atleast one hour)
  • Chicken : 500 gms
  • Yogurt : 1 cup
  • Red chili Powder : 1/2 tbsp
To Prepare:
  • Onions : 1 1/2 (large)
  • Green chilies : 4-5 (according to your spice level)
  • Ginger & Garlic Paste : 3 tsp
  • Mint leaves : 1 cup
  • Coconut Milk : 1 cup (optional)
  • Red chili powder : 4 tsp (adjust according to your spice level)
  • OIl : 4 tbsp
  • Ghee : 2 tbsp
  • Salt : to taste
  • Basmati Rice : 4 cups
Masala to Grind:
  • Bay leaves : 2
  • Cloves : 5
  • Cinnamon : 3 pieces (small)
  • Cardamom : 5
  • Fennel seeds : 4 tsp
  • Coriander Seeds : 2 tsp
  • Whole Pepper : 1 tsp
Method:
  • Wash and soak the basamati rice for 20 minutes.
  • Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker and add chopped onions and green chilies.
  • Fry the onions till it becomes translucent and add ginger & garlic paste.
  • Fry them for 4-5 minutes till the raw smell goes off.
  • Now add the marinated chicken, ground masala, red chili powder and salt into it.
  • Now fry the above mixture and cook in medium heat for about 15- 20 minutes or till the oil gets separated.
  • Finally add the mint leaves and mix it all together.
  • If you want you can fry the soaked basmati rice in a wide pan with little ghee. If not skip this step.
  • Now add the soaked basmati rice into the pressure cooker and add 1 cup of coconut milk, 6 cups of water.
  • Once the mixture comes to a boil close the lid and put the whistle in the pressure cooker.
  • And let cook the biryani in medium heat for 15 minutes or till one whistle.
  • Remove from heat and after 15 minutes or till the pressure goes off open the pressure cooker.
  • Serve it hot with some raitha.

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