Chicken has 45 gms or 40% of proteins in it and it is one of the poultry food which is rich in protein content.
This recipe is one of my entry for Eat Healthy - Protein Rich Contest by LetUsAllCook.
I am sending this recipe also to Contest Theme for the Month of June 2008- Chicken My Favourite hosted by Cooking Up Something Nice.
Chicken – 600 gms
Briyani Rice / Seeraga Samba Arisi – 3 cups
Tomato – 4 medium size (finely chopped)
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Green Chillies – 4 (cut it lengthwise)
Mint Leaves – one handful
Coriander Leaves – 3 tbsp chopped leaves
Coriander Powder – 3 tbsp
Chilli Powder – 2 tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tbsp
Cloves – 4
Cinnamon – 4
Bay Leaf – 4
Cardamom – 3
Aniseeds – 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
Salt – to taste
Ghee – 3 tbsp
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Service For: 3 People
Measure the rice in a cup. For 1 cup of rice, take 2 cups of water for cooking. Do not wash the rice with water. Heat ghee in a pan and when it starts to melt, add the rice to it and stir fry it a while until the whole rice you added changes to white color or else fry it for 3 to 5 minutes.
Wash the chicken well and drain the excess water completely.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom and aniseeds to it and let it to fry a minute. Now add chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies and ginger garlic paste to it and fry until the oil comes out of the dish and until the tomatoes are mashed well. Add coriander powder, hilli powder and turmeric powder and fry until raw smell leaves off. Now add chicken pieces and mint leaves, coriander leaves to it and fry it well until the gravy is coated on the chicken well.
Add rice to it and add water and salt and bring it to boil. Close the lid of the cooker at this moment and simmer the flame and let it to cook for 10 minutes or until the rice is cooked well. Open the cooker after pressure is released. Chicken briyani is ready to serve.
Side Dish: Onion Raitha, Chalna