Chicken Biriyani


'Thalassery Biriyani' is said to be the best biriyani in the world.Malabar cuisine itself is so delectable.
Biriyani is my favorite and after tasting all those varieties from different regions,here I have tried to renovate the best flavor of them all.This is my own  recipe with very very less oil. 
We can even make no oil  biriyani,but we have to compromise on the taste.So here the trial is without compromising on the taste how to recreate a healthy and simplified version of Biriyani.
Please give your valuable comments and suggestions here .
Ingredients
rice- 2 cups(Basmati Rice/Khaima rice/if not available,use any long grain rice)
Chicken -8 pieces
Onion-4-6 nos
Ginger garlic paste-2 tbsp
Green chilly paste-1 tbsp
Fried cashew nuts and raisins-your choice
Pineapple-1/2 cups
Ghee-1 tbsp
Oil-2 tbsp
Milk-1 cup
Coriander and Mint leaves-chopped -bountiful
Mixed spice-freshly ground Cardamom,cloves,cinnamon,fennel seeds and black cardamom -2 tbsp
Salt-to taste
Yogurt-2 tbsp
Fried Onions-1 cup
Method
1.Soak rice for 15 minutes.Now wash it properly.Drain.
Khaima rice is perfect for this biriyani.
Now take a sauce pan,add 1 tbsp oil.Add the mixed spice powder.Now add 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste,1/2 tsp green chilly paste .
Add in rice and let it slightly fry for 2 minutes.
Add water enough to cover the rice .Add 1 tsp ghee,fried onion and pineapple pieces.
When this water drains,pour the milk and cook the rice.Do not let it cook well.
2. In a pressure cooker,add cleaned and cut chicken.Add Onion 1 chopped,ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp,green chilly paste 1 tsp,turmeric powder 1/2 tsp,chilly powder 1 tbsp,mixed spice powder-1 tbsp,coriander powder-1 tbsp and salt.
Mix well with hands and cook it until 2 whistles.
Take a pan and add 1 tbsp oil.Add the cooked chicken and let the sauce thicken.Add  cup chopped mint leaves and coriander leaves,yogurt and 1/2 cup fried onion.Let it cook for 5 minutes.Finally add some mixed spice powder on top.
3.Now in an oven proof dish,layer 1/2 the portion of rice.Add 1 -2 tsp oil .Now add the chopped leaves,spice powder.Now arrange the chicken as the second layer .Next the rest of the rice ,fried onion,chopped leaves and 1 tbsp ghee.Close the dish and bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees.
YUMMY ,slightly sweet rice with flavorful chicken is ready! Best for a holiday.
ENJOY!












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