Friday, July 6, 2012

Chicken Biryani in Electric rice cooker

Like some one said, it really is up to us how we use the technology and gadgets depends on us. Right my case ...i am using all the help i can get using my gadgets to save my precious time. So you can expect more and more electric rice cooker and crock pot recipes coming up here. I had given a good start for this by making my husband's favorite Chicken Biryani.

Preparation time = 40 mins
Serves = 4-6
Calories = Approx 350 / Serving

3 Cups Basmati rice
11/2 lb Chicken (Skinless & Bone-in)
2 Tbsp Unsalted butter
1 Onion (Sliced)
2 Tomatoes (Chopped)
2 Tbsp Oil
6 Cloves
3 Cardamom
3 Mace
1 Tsp Cumin seeds
2 Bay leaves
1/2 Tsp Whole pepper corns
1/4 Tsp Turmeric
1 Tbsp Ginger garlic paste
4 Hot peppers
2 Tbsp Biryani masala (I used ready made masala this time to save some time)
1 Tsp Red chilli powder
1 Tsp Garam masala
1 Tbsp Lemon juice
1 Cup Yogurt
1/4 Cup Mint (Chopped)
1/2 Cup Cilantro (Chopped)
Salt to taste (Around 3 tsp)
5 Cups water

1. Wash and soak basmati rice aside.
2. Clean the chicken. Take chicken in a wide bowl. Add yogurt, biryani masala, red chilli powder, garam masala, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, turmeric, oil, salt, some mint, some cilantro to the chicken and marinate for atleast an hour.
3. Now add butter, oil to the electric cooker and turn on the cook button. Add cumin seeds, cloves, cardamom, mace, bay leaves, whole pepper corns and allow to splutter for a min. Stir in the sliced onions, tomatoes, marinated chicken mixture, rice, water, remaining cilantro and mint leaves.

Chicken Biryani's done. Fluff with fork before serving.
Serve warm with sliced onions & Raita or your favorite curry.

You can use the same recipe for pressure cooker too. Just let it cook for 3 whistles.
Also you can replace broth for water if you all looking for more depth of flavors.
Also you can add veggies of your choice.

     posted 2012

1 comment:

  1. I think this is a wonderful idea; thanks so much for sharing it! Saves on dishes, my energy, natural energy, everything. :D