Chicken Biriyani
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Posted by Shane Bernard

4 tbsp Ghee
2 big Onions
8 cloves Garlic
2 tbsp Ginger, chopped
3 long large Green chillie
3 medium Tomatoes
4 Cloves
4 cloves Sadicca flowers /mace
1 chopped tbsp Curry leaves
1 pkt Biryani mix (Shan biryani mix preferred)
1 kg Chicken boneless, cut into cubes
1/4 tsp Chilli powder
1/4 tsp Pepper
1 kg basmati or suduru samba
3 Dry limes
2 long Red chillie
4 tsp Soy sauce

First temper half the portion of onions, garlic, full quantities of ginger, green chili, 2 tomatoes, cloves, sadicca, and curry leaves in 2 tbsp of ghee.
Add 3/4 pkt of biriyani mix in to it and let it fry, until its golden brown.
Then add water and chicken (enough water for chicken and rice to boil).
Next add 1/4 tsp chillie, 1/4 tsp pepper and let cook for around 10-15 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked, take out only the chicken and keep it aside.
To same pan, add 1kg of rice with the 3 dried limes and cook until rice is cooked.

Now make the chicken biryani mixture:
In a separate pan, add balance 2 tbsp of ghee, remaining onions, garlic, and red chili and let it fry until golden brown.
Then add 1 chopped tomato and the 1/4 pkt of buriyani mix and mix it well.
Add the chicken to the same. Before turning off the fire add 6 tea spoons of soy sauce.
Spread the biryani chicken mixture over the rice and let it set.

Before serving the food mix well.
Goes well with yoghurt salad (onion, green chillie & pepper) with minchy sambol & boiled eggs.

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