Malabar Biryani

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Malabar Biryani
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  1. Fry 1/2 a cup of thinly sliced onions till golden brown. Drain and keep them aside. Slightly brown the raisins as well as the cashews. Keep them aside.
  2. You have the option of cooking the rice separately.But I prefer to cook my rice in the chicken gravy. This I learnt from my sister. I belive this is the Tamilian way of preparing Biryani.
  3. Heat up the ghee and add the remaining sliced onions when the oil is hot. Saute till it caramelises (the onion turns slightly brown) and then add the chillies, ginger, garlic , ground khuskhus and the ground masala powder and mix well. Now add tomatoes, mint leaves and coriander leaves and give it a toss. Add turmeric, curd, lemon juice, salt and chicken. I add 2-1/2 cups water to get enough gravy to cook my rice.
  4. Once the chicken is cooked, I drain the chicken and keep it aside. Wash the cleaned rice and put in a pan/cooker. Add the chicken gravy which should be 3-3/4 cups- 4 cups. Mix and cook till the rice is well cooked and th gravy is absorbed. Mix with the cooked chicken. Garnish with the fried onions, cashews and raisins and a bit of finely chopped coriander leaves. Serve with Raita or Mirch ka salan.
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  1. Kunjumol says:

    Hi there,
    Made this today….was delicious..this is the first time I try cooking rice in gravy..
    .its a long time, I know….nowadays life has become so busy that I hardly try something new..every time I adjust with whatever I know…

  2. Kunjumol says:

    Oh I forgot something..I added chicken stock instead of water…I dont know whether it makes much difference in the taste

  3. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Good to hear from you after so long… 🙂

  4. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Well if u r cooking the chicken then there is no requirement for chicken stock. But adding it wud have made a difference in taste

  5. Diwya says:

    Hi friend…

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe…Yesterday (on my b’day 😉 )i tried this and it turned out very well.Its one of my favorite dish and i tried several times.All the time i cook rice in water but this time as per your recipe and it was simply awesome :)…..


  6. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Hey Diwya,

    Belated Happy birthday..Glad to know that we both share our birthdays 🙂 Good to know that you liked the recipe..Take care!!

  7. Diwya says:

    Thank you so much Mareena and Belated Happy Birthday to u too 🙂

  8. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you 🙂

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  10. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you Varsha 🙂

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