Chicken Biryani- Student Biryani

Monday, August 8, 2011

Chicken Biryani- Student Biryani is a combination of rice with chicken. It’s a favorite main dish of almost every one in Pakistani. it is an easy dish to cook.Do not be put off by a long list of ingredients;  Make sure that you have all the ingredients.Meat can be chicken , mutton or beaf or even mixed collection of vegetables like potatoes, peas, carrots, cauliflower florets.
Chicken Biryani- Student Biryani


Chicken:                                  1 ½ kg
basmati rice:                           1 kg
Yogurt:                                     ¼ kg
salt:                                          to taste
lemon juice:                             ½ tbs

garlic (Lehsan) cloves:            6
onion:                                      1 medium

ginger (Adrak) paste:              1 tbs
cardamom (Chhoti Ilaichi):     12-16 green

cloves (Laung):                       16-20
Oil:                                            1 cup
Kewra:                                     2-3 tbs
garlic (Lehsan) paste:             1½ to 2 tbs.

yellow food colour:                  ½ ts
saffron (Zafran):                      1 pinch (optional
*Soak the rice in water for half an hour.

Add chicken, salt and garlic cloves in a deep dish with 1/2 glasses of water.
Cook on low heat till the meat is tender and the water dries.
Take one normal size onion slice it and fry it in oil till it is light brown. Add the rest of the spices, yogurt and fry it for 2 minutes and then add the meat.
Boil the rice with 1 tbs. of salt and ½ tbs. of lemon juice till it is ¾ cooked. Drain the water and keep it aside.

Transfer little rice to a dish and on top of that add some of the meat masala so as to make layers of rice and masala keeping rice layer at the bottom and top.

Sprinkle on it a solution of Kewra, yellow food colour, 1 tsp. and a pinch of (Zafran) soaked in 1 tbs. of milk or water.

Keep it covered and on a low heat for about 10 minutes keeping the pot tightly closed to steam cook (dum).
When the rice is done, the chicken biryani is ready.
Serve Chicken Biryani- Student Biryani with salad and Raita.