Hi guys today , I'll show you how to make chicken biryani a faster way .
Usually bii takes hours to prepare .
This recipe is much quicker but still tastes good .
I'll put all the ingredients and exact measurements in the description below .
First heat , a few tablespoons of vegetable oil in a heavy pot on medium heat .
I'll be adding whole spices .
Five cardamom pods crush them .
So they're open one teaspoon seeds , six cloves , one cinnamon stick , one star and half a teaspoon of black peppercorns .
Put all the whole spices into the hot oil stir until you smell them and the cumin seeds turn darker about 30 seconds .
Now add chopped red onion .
This is about two medium onion .
Saute this for a few minutes until golden brown take six garlic cloves and a one inch piece of fresh ginger and grind .
It , add the ginger garlic mixture and saute for a few minutes until golden .
That looks good .
Add a half a teaspoon ground turmeric stir and cook for 30 seconds .
Add 1.5 teaspoons of Kashmiri chili powder .
This is the chili powder that's not spicy more for color .
You can substitute paprika if you don't have this chili powder .
Now , add one teaspoon of hot chili powder .
Have more if you like it spicy , add two teaspoons of ground coriander seeds and one teaspoon of ground fennel seeds .
I just ground them up in my spice grinder .
Stir that for a few seconds .
So the spices are a bit toasted .
Turn the heat down if you see that , the spices are burning and add a little more oil if you need to .
Now add chopped tomatoes .
This is two small tomatoes .
Stir this cover and cook until the tomatoes are soft .
You can mash them easily .
I'll be using cut up chicken .
These are from a whole chicken with the skin removed .
I'm using all different parts with the bone in .
It's just more flavorful with the bone in .
If you want to substitute boneless pieces , that's fine too .
Add 1.5 teaspoons of salt , mix the well and cover .
Cook this for 25 to 30 minutes .
Stirring in between .
If you're using boneless pieces , cook only 10 minutes for breast and 15 for thighs .
Basically , you want to cook the meat about three quarters of the way .
After 20 minutes , my pot needs water .
So I'm adding a half a cup stir and cover .
It's been 30 minutes .
Now , I add a half a teaspoon of salt and bar smoothy rice that's been rinsed , add water and bring this up to a full boil .
Now there are bubbles in the middle cover the pot with a tight fitting lid and cook for 15 minutes .
After 15 minutes , the race is just about done .
Turn the heat off , cover it and leave for five minutes .
Open the lid , fluff up the rice with a fork .
The rice is cooked well and the meat is moist .
If you like cilantro , add a handful of chopped cilantro leaves .
Other garnishes include cashews and or golden raisins , saute it and for a few minutes , these are all optional and depends on your taste .
I hope you give this recipe a try and let me know what you think in the comments below .
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