Prepare Chicken Biryani

Ingredients :

8 big chicken pieces
cup cashew nuts
cup raisins
1 large onion finely sliced
4 bay leaves
2 cups long grain rice
3 3/4 cups warm water
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp butter, melted

Masala:
1 tsp garam masala
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 inch piece ginger
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp salt

Spices:
4 cloves
8 black pepper corns
5 cardamoms
2 inch piece cinnamon stick
tsp tumeric powder

Preparation :

Grind the masala ingredients together to make a smooth paste. Rub this over the chicken and leave for 30 mins. Heat ghee in a pan and fry the cashewnuts and raisins. Drain and reserve for garnish. In the ghee left in the pan fry onions until golden brown and reserve half for garnish. Add bay leaves and the spices to the remaining onion. Shake the pan and add the chicken. Cook for 20 mins. Add the rice and mix well. Add the warm water and salt and leave over a moderate heat for 15-20 minutes until the water is absorbed and rice is tender. Add the melted butter. Garnish with fried onion, nuts and raisins.

Chicken Biryani
Chicken Biryani

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