Biryani masala – a flavorful blend of whole spices light roasted and ground. Biryani masala can be used for making any kind of biryani, whether it be vegetable biryani, or any non-vegetarian biryani. Biryani masala powder gives a nice taste and flavor to the biryani.
• Boneless chicken 600 grams • Basmati rice 1 1/2 cups • Oil to deep fry 3 tablespoons • Onions sliced 2 medium • Green chillies slit 3 • Tomatoes chopped 2 medium • Salt to taste • Ginger paste 3/4 teaspoon • Garlic paste 3/4 teaspoon • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon • Thick yogurt 1 cup • Briyani masala powder 1/2 teaspoon • Ginger cut into thin strips 1 inch piece • Fresh mint leaves torn a few • Fresh coriander leaves torn a few
Cut chicken in one inch pieces. Boil rice and set aside. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cinnamon, bay leaves, cloves, cumin seeds, green cardamoms and sauté for half a minute. Add sliced onions and sauté. Add slit green chillies and chicken cubes and continue to sauté. Add turmeric powder and mix. Add tomatoes and salt and mix. Add ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder and yogurt. Mix well. Add half the fried brown onions. Add the boiled rice on top. Sprinkle Briyani masala powder, ginger strips, mint leaves and coriander leaves. Cover and cook on low heat for about ten minutes.