Tandoori Biryani

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TANDOORI BIRYANI
INGREDIENTS
1/2 kg basmati rice washed and soaked for 30 minutes
6 medium onions
3 medium tomatoes
1 pods of garlic
1 inch ginger pieces
2 green chillies
handful of chopped coriander and mint leaves
1 tsp full kashmiri red chilli
powder(kashmiri laal mirch)
1 tsp cumin seed powder (jeera)
1/2 tsp turmeric(haldi)
salt to taste

CHICKEN MARINATION
1/2 kg chicken
1 pod of garlic
1 inch ginger pieces
2 green chillies
1 tbsp full of yoghurt
1 small sized lemon juice
1 and half tsp full kashmiri red chilli powder
salt to taste

GARAM MASALA
3 cloves
3 cardomons
1 inch cinnamon stick
4 peppercorns
1/2 star anise
1 bay leaf

METHOD
Grind ginger garlic green chillies into fine paste

Marinate chicken with ginger garlic green chilli paste yoghurt lemon juice red chilli powder and salt for 2 hours

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan add marinated chicken pieces and cook over high heat till all water from chicken is evaporated(it is important to cook over high heat we are just drying its water out we dont need to cook the chicken here it will cook with rice later)

Cool completely put them on skewers and roast over gas fire for just few seconds till black spots appear on them or grill them in oven tandoori chicken is ready

U can also barbeque or make them in tandoor if it is available at home

FOR MASALA
Grind 3 onion 3 tomato 1pod garlic 1 inch ginger pieces and 2 green chillies into a coarse paste

Heat oil in vessel golden brown 3 sliced onions drain and set them aside

Add whole garam masalas to the same oil then add the ground onion tomato ginger garlic chilli paste also add red chilli powder turmeric powder salt and cumin powder roast well till oil comes out

Add the prepared tandoori chicken to this masala now also add fried onions and chopped coriander mint leaves add half cup water mix well

The masala is ready

FOR BIRYANI
Boil water with salt once water starts boiling add soaked basmati rice cook till rice is 70 percent done drain water and set rice aside

Spread the boiled rice over the prepared tandoori chicken masala sprinkle little water over rice as well spread ghee all over rice cover lid cook on high heat for 2 to 3 minutes then simmer and cook for next 20 minutes remove from heat

Do not open immediately give standing time of 10 to 15 minutes and the serve the biryani

 

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