Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Chicken Biryani

And just like that, yet another religious day in the Muslim Calendar is upon us, Eid-Ul-Adha.  To help make preparations a whole lot easier for all on our group, Bibi Ayesha Kadwa, selflessly took it upon herself to do a Biryani Tutorial.  Her Family favourite recipe is also shared.

Now there are loads of different biryani recipes, the world over, but this is just one special way we South Africans go about making this dish, a dish fit for Royals.

Shukran Bibi Ayesha, for your time and wonderful recipe shares💕

A STEP BY STEP PICTORIAL FOR CHICKEN BIRYANI
(START WITH PIC AT TOP LEFT TO RIGHT UNTIL LAST PIC)


Chicken Biryani by Bibi Ayesha Kadwa 
Serves +/- 15 People
Marinate as follows...
2 cups or more of crushed fried onions..wagaar(fried until golden brown)
2 chickens, washed and cut into pieces
2 Tablespoon whole Jeera(Cumin)
3 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoon ginger and garlic paste
4 teaspoon chilli garlic masala
2 Tablespoon lemon juice
4 teaspoon crushed red chilli (Chilli Flakes)
1 or 2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon tumeric
2 teaspoon dhana jeeroo(Coriander/Cumin Powder)
4 medium sticks cinnamon
6 elachie(Cardamom pods)
2 whole cloves
6 whole green chillies
Hand full mint leaves
Half cup Tomatoes chopped/liquidized
1 cup maas (You could substitute with Plain yoghurt)
Half cup plain yoghurt
2 Tablespoon tomato paste
1 packet of Saffron(1 Tablespoon)... roasted lightly in pan..crush..add boiling water..boil and steep..add to chicken when cool. leave to marinate.

Prepare the following...
4 to 5 cups rice boiled
2 cups masoor dhall (Black Lentils) ( boil this with some turmeric and salt).. Also prepare fried potatoes ..sprinkle some turmeric and salt then fry..boil eggs are optional

Layer and Cook Instructions
~ In a heavy pot, add about half cup ghee..half cup oil..sprinkle some rice and masoor..
~ then place meat close together..
~ leave some masala in dish..add the masoor to the little masala in dish..mix well..
~ then put masoor over the chicken..evenly..
~ now place potatoes and finally top with the rice..
~ Steep some Saffron in boiling water..mix into rice..add some ghee and oil on top..
~ cover pot with foil..place on stove on medium heat..
~ Cook for at least an hour..
~ And finish off in oven..
~ add boiled eggs when serving. 

Best Enjoyed with Raita..sambals..papar/papadums and salad😀
NOTE >>> the above recipe may be applied to lamb or mutton cuts as well <<<

CHICKEN BIRYANI IS READY TO BE SERVED

Do You enjoy Biryani? Have You ever attempted making this dish before? Do drop us a comment to let us know.