South Indian Biryani

Cuisine : Indian
Calories : 860
Type : Non Vegetarian
Serving Size : 4
Course : Main
Preparation Time : 135  Min

No Ingredient Quantity Measure Type
1 Vegetable oil 2 & 1/2 Tablespoon
2 Cardamom 1 Pod
3 Clove 1
4 Cinnamon stick 1
5 Onion 4
6 Chicken breasts 1 Pound
7 Red chilli powder to taste
8 Yoghurt 16 Ounces
9 Water 3 Tablespoon
10 Lemon juice to taste
11 White rice 3 Cup
12 Butter 1 Teaspoon
13 Salt to taste
14 Cilantro 1 Bunch
15 Mint leaves 1 Bunch
16 Tomato 1 & 1/2
17 Garlic 3 Tablespoon
18 Ginger 1/4 Teaspoon

Recipe Details
The deep flavors and piquant aromas of southern Indian cooking come to life in this recipe. Chicken simmers in a yogurt and tomato sauce rich with herbs and spices. This recipe calls for chicken, but you can use whatever meat you prefer. It can be a vegetarian dish, too. Just add vegetables instead of meat.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Heat oil in a large oven-proof pot over medium heat. Add cardamom, clove, and cinnamon stick. Stir in chopped onions, and fry until golden brown. Stir in garlic and ginger. Stir in chicken pieces, and fry about 3 minutes. Stir in chili powder, and cook several minutes. Stir in tomatoes, and cook about 5 minutes. Mix yogurt with 3 tablespoons water and lemon juice; stir into sauce.
  3. Cover pot, and bake in a preheated oven until the sauce is somewhat thickened and concentrated, about 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook rice in enough salted water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until it is half cooked, about 7 minutes. Drain rice, and stir into chicken and sauce. Stir in butter, season to taste with salt, cover pot, and bake 1 hour. 

Garnishing Instructions
Not available.

Serving Instructions
Stir in mint and cilantro immediately before serving.

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