i dedicated this recipe by friend nithya's amma ...she is my Guru..thank u amma ........
1 lb Chicken, cut into medium-sized pieces
2 big Onions, sliced
2 big Tomatoes, sliced
3 Green Chilies, cut slanted
2 to 3 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
2 -2½ tsp Chili Powder
1 Bay Leaf
Salt to taste
5 tbsp Oil (with a 1tsp of butter or ghee)
A pinch of Food coloring/Saffron
3 cups Basmatic Rice
1/4 cup Mint Leaves (Pudina)
Coriander Leaves (Cilantro)
In pan/cooker add 5 tbsp oil. When the oil gets hot, add whole garam masala items and stir well.
Add onions to the pan and sauté them for a few minutes....Slightly brown
Add mint leaves and ginger garlic paste to the onions.
Again, let them sauté for a few minutes Till raw smells goes.
Then Add Chicken to it salute till when Chicken turns to White
Add tomatoes, green chilies, turmeric powder, chlli powder, salt. add little curd ...
Cook for a few minutes. Stir in some water and cover the pan with a lid.
Allow the chicken to cook for sometime, till gravy has been formed and the oil comes out on top.
Now add Water (3 cups for 2 cup of rice )when Water get boiled add the soaked Rice(30 minutes)l to it
If you r cooking in cooker then leave it for 12-15 minutes (without Whistle)
If not cook in closed cointainer for 15-17 minutes
Garnish the biryani with coriander leaves. Serve hot, along with onion cucumber raita and Egg