Saturday, July 25, 2015

Ambur Chicken Biryani

Ambur Chicken Biryani has become our family's favorite now a days..The procedure for this biryani is simpler and easy than the usual biryanis..and also with all ingredients at home..Tried this recipe from here and came out so well.. not so much masalas are involved in this..just whole garam masalas and red chillies..that's all..The below recipe will provide mild hotness...adjust according to your tastebuds..Do try and enjoy this delicious biryani..


Chicken with bone1 lb
Dry red chillies7 or 8
Onion2 medium
Cilantro chopped1/4 cup
Mint chopped1/4cup
Tomato1 medium
Yogurt/curd1/2 cup
Cinnamon1 inch
Bay leaves4
Ginger Garlic paste2 tsp
Basmati rice/Jeeraga
Samba rice
1.5 cup
Oil/ghee2 tblsp

Boil water and put dry red chilies in it and switch off the flame..Let it soak for 20 minutes and make a fine paste out of it..

In a pressure cooker, add oil/ ghee and add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and bay leaves...Add a tsp of curd/yogurt..Mix well and cook for  a minute and then add little onion slices and saute..

Add mint and cilantro..Mix and add cleaned chicken pieces, salt and ginger garlic paste...cook for 10 minutes till they become slightly brown...

Add slice onion and chopped tomato( onion should be more than tomato)...Saute and add Chili paste and curd/yogurt..

Mix well and let it come to a boil and then pressure cook for 2 or 3 whistles...Meanwhile soak rice in water for half an hour and half cook it with salt...

After the chicken gets cooked add the gravy to the cooked rice and mix well...Take this in a heavy bottom vessel ( or in the same cooker we used) and close with lid...Cook in lowest flame possible for 20 minutes..Mix well once or twice in between to avoid burning at bottom..

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  1. One pot meals are always a blessing. This looks like a delicious treat made with less effort than normal!

  2. This looks and sounds so yummy Praba...shall try it