Heat clarified butter in a pot.
Add the whole spices and sliced onion, fry till they are lightly brown.
Add in ginger paste and garlic paste, fry again till it releases aroma.
Then add chicken, cook nicely till the oil starts to float.
Now mix in well beaten yogurt and tomatoes, cook for some time till the tomatoes are a bit pulpy.
Mix in salt, red chili powder, turmeric and add one cup of water.
Simmer on low flame till the oil starts to float.
Now add fresh coriander, mint leaves and green chilies, fry again for few minutes. Take it off the flame.
Now fill a large pot with four liter water, salt, one stick of cinnamon, two green cardamom and three cloves. Bring it to a rolling boil.
Add rice to boiling water and cook till 3/4 done. Meanwhile strain the clarified butter from the chicken gravy and keep aside.
Strain the rice in a strainer.
Layering:Now spread a little clarified butter from the chicken gravy in a large pot.
Spread a layer of rice over it. Spread chicken with little gravy over the rice. Top it with another layer of rice. Then another layer of chicken with gravy. Finish with last layer of rice.
Now sprinkle the clarified butter on top all over the rice.
Spread a thick cloth over the mouth of the pan and cover it with a tight lid.
Heat a griddle pan and place the pot over it.
Steam the biryani over very low heat for 15 minutes.
Serve hot with eggplant curry and raita.
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Very very yummy dish aur bi dishes banani chaia aap ko
@Mrs. Mustafa, whole spices also know as sabut garam masala. Cinnamon sticks, cardamom and cloves, these three ingredients are included in whole spices.
what is meant by whole spices?
it was the first time i tried it but i like it very much. it was delicious
Dear Ruhi, Clarified Butter means solid butter or desi ghee. You are suppose to heat it then add the whole spices and sliced onion, fry till they are lightly brown. Use of clarified butter is same like oil. In rice use of clarified butter makes rice more delicious.
as salamu alaikum i want to try out this chicken biryani but i am not understading the clarified butter. we to just heat the butter and keep aside and then use it isnt it..??pls reply in my emailjazakallah khair.
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