Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Chicken biriyani and Peanut chicken

Biriyani is my all time favourite dish... Weekends are incomplete without Biriyani.. Its such a important part of my cooking. I try out different recipes, though my favourite is biriyani made my mother... This recipe is from Vah chef from YouTube..It looked colourful and tasted very good...

Chicken biriyani


whole garam masala ( 3 cloves, 2 cardamom, 1 tsp fennel seeds, 1" cinnamon stick)
1 onion
1 tbsp g&g paste
1 lb chicken
2 tbsp biriyani masala
3 green chillies
3/4 cup mint leaves and coriander leaves
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup yogurt
2 tbsp oil

2 Cups RICE
Shahi Jeera

Food colour
1/4 mint leave and coriander leaves
cashew nuts
fried onion



Heat oil in a pan. Add whole garam masala and Sliced onions. Saute till golden brown. Add salt and ginger garlic paste. Saute for 5 more mins. Add chicken pieces, chopped green chillies and Biriyani masala. Chicken will start oozing out water, at this stage add the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook till chicken is tender.


In the meanwhile, Boil 6 cups of water. Add salt, oil and shahi jeera to the water. Soak basmati rice for 45 mts. Add the soaked rice to the boiling water. Cook till 75% done. Remove from heat and strain the remaining water.


First layer should be gravy. Add rice on top of it. Add 1/4 cup mint leaves and coriander leaves and fried onion. Again, add the remaining gravy and rice on top of it. Finally, sprinkle the food color water, remaining gravy( if any), cashew nuts and fried onion. Place this back on the stove at low heat. Cook for 30 - 45 mts. Make sure it is on low heat...Remove from heat. Mix slightly without breaking the rice...Serve hot!!!


Peanut chicken fry:

This recipe was adapted from Chef. Damodaran's TV show... New combo of peanut and chicken was different yet tasty!!!!

1lb boneless chicken
1/2 onion
1/4 cup peanut paste ( one handful peanuts, roasted and ground to paste)
2 tsp redchilli powder
3 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 tsp pepper powder
2 green chillies
few curry and mint leaves
1 tsp tamarind paste


Marinate chicken with peanut paste, tamarind paste,redchilli, turmeric, coriander and pepper powder, salt and chopped onion. Leave for 30 mts. Heat oil in pan, add curry leaves and mint leaves. Add marinated chicken and cook till tender. It should be a dry fry. Once the oil oozes out and water is evaporated. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot!!!



love the color and really looks delicious.

Sailaja Damodaran

Very colourful...chicken fry looks great.You know something.Damodaran sir was my vice principal & bakery teacher when i was in catering college......


Briyani looks so good...this chicken is very new to me with peanuts and tamarind...I have to try it soon :)


Yummy and colorful biryani..peanut chicken fry is new to me,sounds yum...

Faiza Ali

That is so colourful and delicious..

rekhas kitchen

wow colorful chicken biriyani and peanut chicken is very new to me sounds interesting.


Wow lovely briyani and curry .. tempting..


Briyani looks very colorful. Peanut chicken fry looks super.


Droolworthy dishes...feel like having those peanut chicken..yum!!


Oh wow thats looks delicious....wonderful pic so colourful

Sarah Naveen

Looks rich and delicious!!! Yummo!!!


Rich and colorful!

Sushma Mallya

That looks very colourful and delicious...peanut chicken fry is really a new dish...wil def try tht one...and u have a very nice blog ashwini...


I love the fried onions on top ashwini. Peanut paste should have been a nice addition1

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Thanks for ur compliments sushma..

Thanks for passing me an award Lavi!!!


nice recipe.. how do u make raita??

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