Ambur Chicken Biryani Recipe

Ambur Chicken Biryani

How to make Ambur Chicken Biryani

  • Step 1

    To prepare this delicious biryani recipe, wash and soak red chillies in water for 20 minutes. Then grind it into a thick paste by adding very little water. Keep aside.

  • Step 2

    Similarly, wash short grain or arborio rice and chicken. Soak the rice for 30 minutes in a bowl.

  • Step 3

    Boil 3 liters of water in a large dish. Once water start to boil, add 1 tspn of salt and 1 tspn of oil and then add the soaked rice.

  • Step 4

    Cook it until it’s 3/4th done. Drain all the water and keep the cooked rice aside. (Do not over cook or fully cook the rice, as we would be making biryani on dum).

  • Step 5

    Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan. Add 1 tspn of curd and mix well. (Be careful here the curd will splutter).

  • Step 6

    Add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves and cardamom and mix. Next add 2 tbspns of sliced onions and mix.

  • Step 7

    Add ginger-garlic paste and saute until the raw smell of the paste is gone. Add chicken and cook until the color of the chicken turns white.

  • Step 8

    Add chopped coriander, onions, tomatoes and mint leaves.

  • Step 9

    Add ground red chili paste, salt to taste and mix well. Cook for 5 minutes and stir well.

  • Step 10

    Add remaining curd, mix. Let it cook for another 2 minutes. Add half of the cooked rice on top of the chicken layer, sprinkle coriander and mint leaves.

  • Step 11

    Place the dish on low heat, cover it and place a heavy item on top of the plate to trap the steam inside. Cook for another 20 minutes

  • Step 12

    Serve hot with onion raita.

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