At weddings and celebrations, Biryani is a classic Indian dish.It is a common dish to be made at home for dinner.When you taste the mixture of the chicken, spices, and rice, you’ll know that it was all yours.The prep time is 30 minutes, the cook is 60 minutes.
Step 1: Put the oil in the pan.
To get the oil nice and hot, start with the stove heat on high.When you put the onions in the pan, they should cook.The oil is ready for onions when you see it evaporate.
Step 2: The onions should be added to the oil.
For 2 sliced onions, you can try frying 3 batches or so, because it’s easier to fry onions in smaller portions.
Step 3: The flame should be reduced to medium.
The onions will turn a golden brown when they are deep fried.It should take about 10 minutes.While they are sizzling in the oil, gently mix the onions around to keep them coated, and to distribute the heat and oil evenly.The onions will burn on the outside if the flame is very high.
Step 4: Remove the onions from the pan.
Once the onions are golden brown, use a spoon with holes in it to remove them from the pan.A spoon to drain out oil is what you want.To absorb the rest of the excess oil, place the onions on a plate with a paper towel on it.The onions should be put away.
Step 5: Chicken can be put in a bowl or pan.
The pan or bowl needs to be large enough so that the chicken can be mixed in with the marinade and have it coat the Chicken completely.The chicken needs to be put on the bone.Once the chicken is cooked, keeping it on the bone will create a stock that will compliment the biryani.
Step 6: The spices and powders should be added to the chicken.
Add the seasonings to the chicken: ginger garlic paste, Red chili powder, Salt, Garam Masala Powder, Green cardamom powder and Cumin powder.
Step 7: You should mix your ingredients.
When you mix all the ingredients, the chicken pieces are completely covered with the mixture.The chicken needs to be coated with all the seasonings.The amount of time you can allow the chicken to beMarinated varies.If you want the chicken to absorb all the flavors, you can eitherMarinate it for less time or overnight.Give the chicken a minimum of 4 hours to be set in.
Step 8: Put the chicken in a container.
When you are done marinading the chicken, put it in the refrigerator and work on the other parts of the biryani.
Step 9: The rice needs to be soaked.
Allow the rice to continue soaking in the water after rinsing it with cool water.The rice should be soaked between 30 minutes to 1 hour.If you want to give a full flavor to the dish, you should use basmati rice.
Step 10: The water should be brought to a boil.
The water is going to be used to cook the rice.The water must be boiling.
Step 11: The rice should be added.
Along with the rice, add some other ingredients to give it a full flavor and prevent it from sticking.
Step 12: Add the added ingredients.
If you want the rice to be cooked half to three quarters of the way, you have to stir the ingredients to make sure they are all mixed in.Once the rice is cooked half to three quarters, you can take out the rest of the ingredients.
Step 13: The consistency of the rice should be checked.
The rice should be soft on the outside but hard in the middle when you take it off the stove.When you layer the chicken and rice, seal it with dough around the edges, and put it on a very low flame, the rest of the rice gets cooked on dum.If you take a grain and press it with your fingers, you can see how cooked the rice is.The rice has a hard texture and should break apart into pieces.You have cooked it too much if it is soft.
Step 14: The heat needs to be turned off.
When you cook rice half to three quarters of the way, turn off the heat and let it sit.The hot water will make the rice cook a little bit more.
Step 15: The saffron milk needs to be prepared.
Let the saffron soak in the warm milk for 15 minutes.The saffron mixture will add a nice flavor to the rice when you are cooking the final part of the biryani.
Step 16: The dough needs to be prepared.
Place 2 cups of chapati flour in a bowl.Allow the mixture to form a soft dough.You can add water to the dough if it isn’t mixing well.Push on the dough with your hands.The dough shouldn’t stick to your skin if your hands are damp with water.The dough should be fully mixed together after 10 minutes of kneading.
Step 17: Chicken should be placed in a thick bottom pot.
If you have a thick bottom pot, you can cook biryani in it.A non-stick pot is best.Spread the chicken so that it touches the sides and bottom of the pot.This will help make sure that the chicken is cooked thoroughly.
Step 18: The rice should be spread.
The rice is ready to be added to the chicken.Add a layer of rice on top of the chicken.Pack the rice firmly with your spoon.If water comes along with the rice, it will help cook it with steam.On top of the rice, sprinkle on fried onions, chopped coriander leaves, and mint leaves.If you want, you can sprinkle on cashews or golden raisins.
Step 19: The next layer of rice should be added.
The second and final layer of rice is what you will be adding to the biryani.Once the rest is spread evenly, add on some of the brown onions, a little bit more coriander leaves, mint leaves and the saffron milk mixture.Adding some rose water is an optional topping.Sprinkle it over the top of the biryani.
Step 20: The pot should be upside down.
Put the dough on the edges of the pot’s upside down lid by rolling it into long pieces.When you turn the lid right side up, the dough seals the pot so the chicken and rice can steam cook together.Make sure the lid is tight and secure by pressing lightly.If you use the dough, it is sealed good enough and you can add a weight to the lid.
Step 21: It’s a good idea to cook the biryani.
The biryani should be kept cooking on a high flame.Take the pot off the flame and place it on the plate with the cooking plate.This is the safest way to cook the biryani and make sure it doesn’t burn because of the direct contact with the heat.Don’t open the biryani until you switch off the flame.For another 10 minutes, let the biryani sit.
Step 22: The pot’s top must be removed.
The dough will be a little cooked and hardened, but crack through it, and take the top to check the biryani.Don’t burn yourself if there is a lot of steam coming out.Lift the rice out with a spoon on the inside side of the hand.Bring up a piece of chicken as you work your way down.The pieces of chicken should be brown.
Step 23: Enjoy!
Typically, biryani is eaten with your hands and served with a cold yogurt sauce.