Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Haryali Chicken Biryani #sikandalouscuisine


This haryali chicken biryani was inspired by Nilanjan Ghosh's gosht-e-zumurrd or emerald mutton curry . I started out with making the dish as is - a chicken curry , but midway got this idea to take the biryani route using the same recipe . The results were delicious !
1 Kg Chicken - Cut into 14 pieces.
Step 1:
1 Tablespoon Mustard Oil.
A Large bunch of Coriander stems and leaves
1/2 Cup Grated Coconut.
6 Tablespoons Thick Yogurt.
6-8 Green Chillies.
1 Tablespoon Garlic Paste.
1 Tablespoon Ginger Paste
Grind the above mentioned ingredients to make a green paste , put aside 2 tablespoons and marinate the washed and drained chicken with it along with the rinds of the lemon for about 4-5 hours. 

​Step 2:
Make stock using chicken wings , neck - other pieces from the chicken which you dont wish to use . Add cloves , star anise , cardamon , cinnamon ​, simmer for 30-45 minutes , strain and salt. Cook rice in this stock adding 2 tablespoons of the green paste , till rice is 75% cooked.

​Set 3:
​2 Large Onions - Sliced.
2 Large Green Onions - Chopped.
1 Teaspoon Garlic Paste.
1-2 Tej Putta.
1 Teaspoon Jeera.
1 Tablespoon Dhania Powder,
2 Black Cardamom.
1" Cinnamon .
10 Black Peppercorn.

Heat ghee , splutter whole spice and jeera , add onions , cook till light brown , then add garlic and tomatoes along with all the masalas.When oil comes to the surface , add chicken , sear on high and cook covered on low till done. Add fried potatoes and 1-2 boiled eggs to the cooked chicken if you like.At this stage this is a delicious mutton dish and can be served as is ... or hit the biryani route !

Step 4:

Take a thick bottom pan , dot with ghee . Add spread half the rice , cover with cooked chicken and all the masala , cover this with rice and top with green chilies and fried onions. Dot with a bit of ghee . Seal well and bake at 150C for 30 minutes.

Spoon out biryani going from the side of the dish to the center and enjoy this brilliant biryani inspired by Nilanjan's recipe !


Atul Sikand
Founding Member ,Delhi Gourmet Club
DirectorAsian Hawkers Market Pvt. Ltd. #asianhawkersmarket
Administrator  & Owner Sikandalous Cuisine https://www.facebook.com/groups/325180622895/ #sikandalouscuisine
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