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Sunday, 31 August 2008

Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani is a yummy dish. They are usually served with Raita or brinjal curry.


Ingredients :

* Chcken - ½ kg (chopped)
* Onion - 2 (chopped finely)
* Tomato - 3-4 chopped
* Green chilly - 2 (chopped length wise)
* Ginger & Garlic Paste - 3 tsp
* Turmeric Powder - ½ tsp
* Chilly powder - 2 tsp
* Daniya(Coriander) Powder - 3 tsp
* Salt - To taste
* Garam Masala - 1 tsp
* Basmathi Rice - 2 Tumbler
* Cardamons - 3
* Cloves - 3
* Bay leaves - 2
* Cinnamon Stick - 2 pieces
* Oil - 6-7 spoons
* Ghee - 2 spoons
* Mint leaves - little (cleaned and chopped)
* Coriander leaves - little (cleaned and chopped)

Preparation :

* Take a heavy bottomed vessel or even pressure cooked will be good.
* Heat the vessel, add Ghee and oil to it. Now add the cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamans and bay leaves.
* Then add the chopped onion and fry till golden brown.
* Add green chilly and fry for some times.
* Now add the chopped tomato and fry well ( tomato has to be fried very well)
* Then add the Ginger and Garlic Paste and fry well.
* Now add the chopped chicken and stir well. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, Dhaniya powder, little of chopped mint and coriander leaves and stir well.
* Let the chicken cook for some times ( 3 – 5 mins)
* Now add water in 1: 2 ratio (i.e – if two tumbler rice, add 4 tumbler of water)
* Let the water boil. When it is boiling well add the basmathi rice and salt. Stir well.
* Keep the lid closed. If you are doing in pressure cooker , then don’t put the wait for the lid.
* Open now-and-then, and keep stiring.
* When rice is semi- cooked add the garam masala and rest of the mint and coriander leaves and close the lid.
* When the rice is cooked, close the lid and put on the wait and switch off the stove immediately.
( If you are cooking in some other heavy bottomed vessel, keep the vessel closed with suitable
lid and keep another vessel filled with cold water over the plate. )

Garnish snd Serve hot………

Friday, 29 August 2008

Chilly Chicken

This is my very first recipe of http://www.spice-india.com/. For the step by step picture recipe of chilli chicken, click here Basic Preparation for all Chinese chicken recipe :

1. Cut the chicken, mix equal quantity of plain flour and cornflour.
2. Mix all the content and deep fry.

Ingredients :

* Chicken - ½ kg (prepare it as above mentioned)
* Onions - 1 (slice lengthwise)
* Green chilly - 5 (sliced lengthwise)
* Ginger & Garlic - Small piece.( Sliced into very small pieces)
* Vinegar - 3 tsp
* Cornflour - ½ tsp (mix it with water to make it paste)
* Ajinomoto - ½ tsp
* Soya Sauce - ¼ tsp
* Cooking oil - 6 spoons
* Salt - To taste
* Food colouring - red (Optional)

Preparation :

* Heat oil in an iron vessel.
* Add ginger & garlic pieces(chopped very finely) and fry well.
* Add Green chilly and fry for just 30 seconds.
* Add onions and fry till golden brown.
* Now add ½ cup water and also the vinegar and boil for 20 seconds.
* Add the corn flour paste and when the mixture thickens add salt, ajinomoto, soya sauce, food colouring and boil for few mins.
* Finally add the chicken to the mixture and boil it for about 2-3 mins.

Garnish and serve hot.