Chicken Biriyani recipes to prepare at home

Chicken Biriyani are among the highly relished food among the non vegetarian recipes. They taste fine and well especially when cooked in electric cookers. This particular style of cooking is surely helpful for the busy workaholics, who still wish to opt for the home made food.

First and the foremost one must opt for an electric cooker, before trying out this recipe. National Panasonic, Birla, Bajaj are some of the reputed brands of electric cookers that are available in the market. Although a wide range of different chicken biryani recipes can be comfortably cooked on an electric cooker, let me introduce the most relevant and the easiest form of chicken biryani recipe, which encompasses almost all the nutrition contents to its fullest. Now let us move on to the main cooking schedule of this wonderful recipe.

The basic ingredients are as follows

Ingredients required for marination,

1 k.g.chicken
1 1/2 cup of curds
1 tsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp of salt
2 tsp of ginger garlic paste
Marinate all these items and keep them aside for one hour.

Ingredients required for the spicy masala powder.

2 or 3 stalks of cinnamon
2 whole pods of cardomom
2 tsp of poppy seeds
10 cloves
2 tsp of pepper corns
1 tsp of aniseed

Powder all these ingredients and keep aside.

Wash three cups of basmati rice in water. Drain the water using a sieved utensil meant for this purpose. Add double the amount of water to the rice and keep aside the same in an electric cooker pan. Slice three onions finely and fry it with required ghee in a large kadai until golden brown. Then add the marinated chicken and shallow fry it for 5 to 10 minutes in slow flame. Later add the powdered masala and mix well. Now add the chicken masala mixture to the electric cooker pan, containing basmati rice. Add salt to get the required taste and mix the mixture well. Put on the cook button option of the electric cooker and your tender chicken biryani is ready within 20 minutes .

Advantages of cooking chicken biriyani in electric cookers

1. Excess water is uniformly evaporated due to the even heat provided by these cookers, as a result the biryani rice tastes well.
2. The chicken pieces do not get charred as it happens in some of the conventional cooking mode.
3. Busy mothers and women do not have to wait until the whole cooking process is over. The cooking button will automatically switch over to the warm up option once cooking is done.
4. Balancing the taste with required salt or spicy items can be simultaneously done even when the cooking is in process.
5. Even though there is power cut in between, the cooking process will continue once there is a supply of power.
6.The biryani rice does not stick to the electric cooker pan vessel due to its teflon coating base.
7.The keep warm option present in the electric cookers keeps the biriyani warm and healthy for a longer duration.
8.Most of the electric cookers have their own schematic way of measurement. The user can make the best use of it.

Anyway i am sure, that if you try out this recipe in an electric cooker, this is going to be one of your fundamental kitchen item accessory. Enjoy cooking even in your busy life schedule.


Guest Author: Anthony Fernandes30 Nov 2013

Chicken Biriyani is one of my most favourite dish and I really love to have them with grilled chicken. I really have to thank you for sharing this wonderful Chicken Biriyani recipe and I will definite try it at once to make it. People can make the Chicken Biriyani more healthier and nutritious by adding vegetables such as carrot, cabbage, beans, onion, chillies, few mint leaves and finally garnishing it with coriander leaves. People can use low-fat ghee instead of regular ghee if they want to lower a few calories from the recipe. Usually Chicken Biriyani are very rich in carbohydrates and proteins and if vegetable are also added then it become moreh healthier as more vitamins, fibers and minerals get added up to the dish.

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