This is a simple step-by-step Recipe for making at home delicious and mouth watering Maharashtrian style Chicken Biryani. This Biryani dish is my own creation and I have used spicy Maharashtrian ingredients and a freshly grounded Garam Masala for giving the Biryani the extra spicy flavor.
The Marathi language version of this Biryani Recipe can be seen here – Green Masala Chicken Biryani
Maharashtrian style Chicken Biryani Preparation Time: 60 Minutes
Marination Time: 180 Minutes (2-3 Hours)
Serves: 4 Persons
2 Cups Basmati Rice
250 Gram Chicken
1 Cup fried Onion (deep fry Onion slices until color changes in to golden brown)
Dry Fruits (Cashew nuts and Raisins)
1 Table spoon Ghee
½ Cup Curd
For Masala (grind all Ingredients)
3 Table spoon Brown Onion paste
(For the Onion paste – 1 Table spoon Oil and ½ Cup Onion sliced. Heat the Oil in a kadhai and then add Onion, fry until color changes in to golden brown)
½ Cup Coriander (chopped)
20 Mint Leaves
½ Table spoon Coriander-Cumin seeds powder
1 Table spoon Ginger-Garlic paste
1 Tea spoon Red Chili Powder
½ Tea spoon Green Chili powder
1 Tea spoon Garam Masala
(For Garam Masala – Clove, Cinnamon, Black Pepper corn each-10 grams, Caraway seeds- 5 gram, Mace – 5 grams, Green Cardamom 4-5 remove the covering. Fry for a minute without the Oil on a slow flame and then grind)
Salt to taste
|Yamee Spicy Maharashtrian style Chicken Biryani
Clean and Wash the Chicken pieces and then add the grounded Masala and Curd. Mix it well and keep for marination for 2 – 3 hours. After 2-3 hours add ¼ Cup hot Water and give 1 whistle in a pressure Cooker or cook for 5-10 minutes on a slow flame.
In a Vessel heat 8-9 cups of the Water then add 6-7 Pepper Corns, 3-4 Cloves, 2-3 bay leaves, 2-3 Pieces of Cinnamon and 1 Tea spoon Oil, 1 Tea spoon Salt and the Rice. Cook the Rice for 10 -12 minutes and then drain the excess Water, pour Cold Water over the cooked Rice, and then keep it aside for cooling. Rice should be cooked only ¾.
In a non stick Vessel apply the Ghee on the sides and then add Cooked Chicken, the Rice, fried Onion, some Dry Fruits. Put 2 layers in the same manner. Cover with a lid and then cook for 10 minutes on a slow flame.