Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Chicken Pulao Biriyani

Days seem to be flying like mad. The first quarter of the year is finished and the first week of the second quarter is also completed. Isn't that scary? Sometimes, I go home planning to do a lot of things, but then a meal, a laundry and a couple of blinks later, I realize that it is already time to put the kids off to sleep. So bye bye, goes the plans... Is it just me, or do you guys feel like that now?

Now again for a biriyani recipe today. I just love biriyani, in fact our whole family does. Every Friday, we have to make biriyani or something like pulao and chicken/ beef/ mutton, complete with a pudding or kheer/ payasam. Nothing less will suffice. Sometimes, it feels like a chore. If it does, then I just go ahead and make biriyani the pressure cooker way, which is easy and quick! Otherwise, I hunt through my thousands of print outs for some interesting biriyani recipe. This recipe sprang up during such a search. The name enthralled me - pulao and biriyani? I guess it's mainly because the sauce for the pulao and the rice is cooked separately and put on dum for the biriyani effect, rather than cooking altogether  Whatever said and done, from the update I got for this biriyani, you all should try it. Will definitely not regret, such a flavorful biriyani it was!

Chicken Pulao Biriyani
Serves 5-6


Ingredients:

1 kg chicken, cut into medium pieces
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
Salt to taste
1 tsp red chilli pwder
1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
1 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp garam masala powder
1 cup yogurt
3-1/2 cups rice
1 tbsp vinegar
1/2 cup milk
3 tbsp ghee
1 small onion, sliced
A pinch of saffron, soaked in 2 tbsp warm milk
1/2 tsp kewra essence

Method:

In a pressure cooker, add the chicken along with all the ingredients from ginger-garlic paste to garam masala and cook for one whistle, till done. There would be approximately one cup of stock in the chicken. Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes. Boil the rice with vinegar and salt, and cook till half done. Drain the rice, then add the milk to it and mix well. 

Fry the onion in ghee till brown. Pour yogurt on the chicken and mix well. Spread the half boiled rice on top of the chicken. Sprinkle the saffron soaked milk, fried onion, kewra essence and the ghee that was used for frying the onion, on the top. Close the lid tight, keep on high flame for around 10 minutes, then cook on low heat for around 30 minutes, till rice gets completely cooked.

Mix well and serve hot with raitha, pickle and pappad.

64 comments:

  1. What. Wait, is it April? I'm still on January :)

    Pulao-Biryani looks delish. No truck loads of onions to slice too. That's great :D

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    1. haha priya... my tummy is aching of laughing on that "truckloads"... haha...

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  2. Delicious & super yummy. Always love one pot meals

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  3. Chicken biryani-pulao looks so delicious! Drooling over here!! :)
    http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  4. wow..this si a new recipe to me..rice with vinegar ...!!! simple and quick!

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    1. this was new to me too till i cooked it sona, do try it out... :)

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  5. ITs badly tempting me :(
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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    1. i'm so sorry sangee for that... :)

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  6. Nice explanation,looks delicious.

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  7. My to do list are growing and days go away so fast without me finishing my tasks. Time flies.

    Very true I rarely see anyone say they dont like biryani.

    Luv this methods of the biryani. Very tamepting.

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    1. thank u for making me feel nice latha... my tasks now look never ending for me!!! :)

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  8. What a lovely recipe. It looks good enough to eat :-). I hope your week is off to a great start. Blessings...Mary

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    1. thank u so much ma'am... literally waiting for the weekend! :)

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  9. oooo...yummy...who will not love this....oh they are the best in the world...whether its mutton or chicken is not a matter...they are yumm

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    1. i also could have biriyani everyday IF it would not affect my weight!!! hehe... thank u so much dear...

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  10. Hah hah! You got me lost today because its one of my fav. I adore the combo of ingredients for that stunning and flavorful taste.

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  11. Hi Rafeeda, lovely chicken polao biriyani. I love biriyani rice, your look inviting. I may need extra serving. :)

    Have a great week ahead,regards.

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  12. nice and flavorful chicken pulao..

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  13. I totally agree with Priya on the 'onion part'...haha...thanks for sharing the recipe Rafs..

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    1. yeah, peeling and cutting onions is a big task in itself... :D thank u so much dear...

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  14. This is such an easy recipe and spells comfort to me!

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    1. y do u think i even tried it, sal??? ;) perfect for the lazy bone in me!!! thank u so much dear...

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  15. Looks easy.. Will try this sometime.. Feels easy & yummy :)

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    1. thank u so much chitz... this is the easiest biriyani i've made dear... hopefull you'l like it... :)

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  16. looks delicious n yummy!!

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  17. Chicken biryani looks tempting and yummy...

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  18. Briyani,the word itself makes me drool, wat a tempting one pot meal.Inviting myself to ur place.

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  19. Chicken biryani looks tempting.

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  20. I too prepare sort of this way...Mainly for my hubby's lunch box.....:)...

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  21. Nice explanation and looks delicious dear...

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  22. Biriyani .. can't resist. looks yummy..
    BTW we had it last night.. :)

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  23. A very easy recipe, yet mouth watering. Love it Rafeeda

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  24. Looks Great Rafeeda! Biryani always looks good to me,

    Nazneen

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  25. Comforting pulao for chicken lovers..Looks super yummy..

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  26. I was cracking my head thinking what can i cook for my family this weekend and Raf you saved me! Thx for this lovely recipe! I am sure going to try it. It looks so delicious that i am salivating.

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    1. thank u so much for your kind words dear... please do let me know if you try it, how it turns out for you... :)

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  27. Flavorful pulao.. Looks yummy and inviting Rafeeda :-)

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  28. very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards,
    Semiya upma

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I'd love to hear from all of you for my humble attempt. It would definitely be a big morale booster!!! :)