Friday, 17 January 2014

Green Chicken Biryani - Chicken Biryani with Mint,Cilantro & Green Chillies

Hello Friends,
Today with not much of an introduction I am going to share with you all a very colourful, flavourful and delicious Green Chicken Biryani.

Here’s how to make Green Chicken Biryani with step by step photos…


Ingredients

Chicken
500 gm
Basmati Rice
2 ½ cups [500gm]
Onion
1 thinly sliced
Tomato
1 big finely chopped
Green chillies
2 slit lengthwise
Bay leaf
2
Cloves
3-4
Cinnamon sticks
2
Cardamom/Elachi
2
Star anise
1
Fennel seeds
½ tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Oil + Ghee
2 tbsp
Lemon juice
2 tsp
Salt
As needed

For Marinating the Chicken

Yogurt
½ cup
Turmeric powder
½ tsp

For Grinding

Coriander leaves/Cilantro
¼ bunch [one fist full tightly packed]
Mint leaves
¼ bunch [one fist full tightly packed]
Onion
1 small [cubed]
Green chillies
6-8
Ginger
2 inch piece
Garlic cloves
10
Cinnamon
1 stick
Cloves
3
Cardamom/Elachi
1
Bayleaf
1
Fennel seeds
¼ tsp
Oil
1 tbsp
Nutmeg
One pinch
Recipesource: from here with some modifications
Preparation time: 15 minutes      
Cooking time: 35 minutes 
Serves: 4   
   
Method

Wash and clean the chicken really well. Add the yogurt and turmeric powder to the chicken and marinate it for about 1 hour.


Grinding the Biryani Masala

Meanwhile let’s prepare the masala for grinding. Cut the onions, peel garlic & ginger, wash the cilantro and mint thoroughly, slit the green chillies and get them ready.


Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a kadai, add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, bay leaves, fennel seeds and fry until nice aroma fills the room.


Add the onions, green chillies, ginger, garlic, salt and sauté really well until they turn golden brown.

Now add the cilantro, mint and sauté for another 2 minutes and switch off the stove.


Let it cool, transfer it the mixer jar and grind it a fine paste.


Cook the Chicken

Now let’s cook the chicken. In the same kadai add the ground green paste in medium flame. Add the marinated chicken, salt and mix thoroughly.


Cover and cook the chicken until really soft and all the water has evaporated.


Wash the basmati rice and soak it for 15 minutes.

Cooking the Biryani

Heat oil & ghee mixture in a pressure cooker, add cinnamon sticks, cardamom, cloves, star anise, bay leaves, fennel seeds and sauté until rice aroma arises.


Now add the onions, green chillies, pinch of salt and sauté until translucent.


Add the tomatoes and fry until they turn mushy.


[Now add enough water to the cooked chicken, the water added to the chicken green curry paste should all together be 4 ½ cups, the ratio of rice to water is 1: 1 ½ cups.]


Add the chicken along with the green water mixture to the tomatoes and let it boil really well.

When it comes to rolling boil, add the basmati rice, lemon juice, required salt and pressure cook for one whistle and switch off the stove.


Flavourful, colourful and delicious Green Chicken Biryani is ready to be enjoyed.
Serve it hot with onion raita or any raita for your choice.


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20 comments:

  1. Mouth watering, delicious biryani.

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  2. That looks so good Priya. Am sure it tastes good even without the rice and just stopping at the Chicken.. Love the color

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  3. super flavorful and delicious biryani...wonderful preparation..looks inviting!

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  4. I love biryani ... I will try it minus chicken
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  5. Yummy and mouthwatwring platter.loved this

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  6. Delicious Briniyani with the taste of added pudina and coriander leaves...Lovely.

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  7. Loved this recipe and the colour.Thanks for sharing.

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  8. awesome biryani dear :) never heard of this combination sounds and looks super inviting

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  9. Itz really colorful and delicious dear......

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  10. pramaathammmmm....vasanai thokkuthuuu

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  11. wow yummy biriyani there...so flavourful and spicy ....my mouth is watering

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  12. the chicken biriyani looks so spicy and flavorful.. bookmarking this for one of my friday biriyanis...

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  13. Priya i am just loving the looks; seriously too good; like the natural green color coming in Biryani ..

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  14. Very attractive green biriyani!!

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  15. Colourfull biriyani. Love the clicks.

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  16. Thanks a lot guys for stopping by , commenting and encouraging me all this means a lot to me....

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  17. Its very delicious and colorful briyani. My hubby loved it. Thx akka.

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  18. Its very delicious and colorful briyani. My hubby loved it. Thx..

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    1. Hi Raji
      Thanks a lot for trying the biryani, happy that you and your husband liked it a lot. Thank you so much for taking your time in stopping by and letting me know. Please keep coming back and support Priyas Virundhu.
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  19. Thanks for the information. Hope devotes will be careful after reading this post.Regards


    How to prepare chicken biryani ? | Akiyash

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