this is the biryani that i make on sundays and is the most looked forward by my daughters.....it's so simple that i am sure it is going to be easy for all the beginners out there.....
non vegetarian 1 servings
1/2 kg basmati rice
1 kg chicken
2 onions cut lengthwise
3 tomatoes lengthwise
5-6 green chiilies
4 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 bunch pudhina leaves
2 tsp red chilli powdr
1 tsp turmeric
1 1/2 inch cinnamon
2 green cardamoms
1 black cardamom
1 star anise
1 marati moggu
a pinch of kalpasi
1 strand of mace
200 ml of coconut milk
1/2 tsp garam masala
3-4 strands of saffron soaked in 2 tsp of milk
Heat oil in a kadai, fry cloves, cinnamon, cardamoms, kalpasi, marati moggu, star anise, mace in the oil.
Add onions and fry along with green chillies.
Add ginger garlic paste and the tomatoes.fry well in oil with turmeric and red chilli powder.
Add the chicken and salt to taste.
Keep frying well till the meat and all the masalas fry well and the oil seperates. add the pudhina and keep stirring for few more minutes. add the garam masala also.
Now pressure cook the chicken masala till 3 whistles without adding any water as the masala itself brings out water.
Wash the rice and transfer it to a electric rice cooker.
now add the chicken to the rice carefully removing the masala to measure the quantity of water present in it.u will have to add exactly double the water of the rice added including of the masala and coconut milk.
add salt to taste.
and keep the electric cooker in on position.
once it is on warm toss gently the masalas and the rice and add the saffron into it.