Today’s recipe comes from the royal kitchens of India- Chicken Biryani, a fragrant and signature dish that is an ultimate one pot meal. Simple and basic recipe where marinated chicken is cooked in spices, topped with rice, layered with fried onions, cilantro-mint leaves and steam cooked to perfection. Very easy to make and tastes amazing.
I would recommend to use a heavy bottomed pan for this recipe. Marinating chicken for an hour is sufficient but if you have time, chicken can be left overnight. Fried onions are the main ingredient of this recipe. Adding cornflour to onions result in crispy and crunchy onion rings. No cornflour on hand no worries try besan or gram flour. Dust onion rings or slices with flour and shake off the excess or else the flour will mess up the oil.
Number of spices are added to flavor this biryani but the overall biryani is very delicately spiced, and the yogurt gravy adds a nice taste and texture to the recipe. Rice should be half-cooked before adding them to cooked chicken. Adding ghee on top adds a punch of flavor to the entire recipe. Chicken can be substituted with mutton – cooking time will vary.
This recipe is thoroughly enjoyed in my family and my younger one calls it yellow rice Bi-yani 🙂 . An absolutely delicious dinner that is so yummy and packed with flavor!! Enjoy it with vinegar onion. Give it a try and I am sure it will soon be added to your list of family favorites.