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Welcome back to Lea's home cooking .
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Well , today's video is all about your request .
It is chicken Biyani .
My favorite tea and your favorite tea .
Let's go through the ingredients and we're gonna get started .
We're gonna need some potatoes which I have uh fried .
I add a little bit of salt and um yellow food color .
Same as my beef Biyani , some fried onion for the chicken .
I'm using one whole chicken cut to big pieces , some roughly chopped onion , plain yogurt salt .
I'm using my own brand of Biyani masala style ginger garlic paste .
This is uh one stick of cinnamon , some cardamom , some cumin seeds and here some fresh cilantro , fresh mint and green pepper .
I wanna mention that my rice is soaking back there for about an hour now .
And here my pot I have my water is boiling for my rice and then I just drop this into it and some salt and let it boil and then , uh , I'm gonna , we're gonna come back here too .
Right to my blender .
I'm gonna add my roughly chopped onion along with my fried onions .
Now , the fried onion I'm gonna add is , um , three quarter from , uh , whatever I have here .
Now , uh , for the food and recipe , you know where to go , just click on the link down below and uh , you , you will be uh good to go .
So I'm just gonna add a little bit of water and make this to a paste .
And I'm gonna save this a little bit of this to garnish on top for later .
So now that I have everything ready , all the preparation has been done has been done .
So this is the pot that I am going to cook and to the pot goes my chicken which I have already washed and cleaned .
I'm using uh in uh my uh brand of uh merchant style Brian , add your salt a little bit more .
I'm gonna add my yogurt .
Ginger first fresh coriander , leaf mint and green chilies and then my paste , my raw onion and my fried onion and brush all of this out to my blender .
I add a little bit of water and I'm gonna add this to it .
Now , there is difference between uh meat Biyani and chicken biryani .
It's because of meat Biyani .
You're gonna add a little bit extra water .
You're gonna add a little bit extra ginger and uh the chicken , you're not gonna add that much water and you're not gonna add that much amount of ginger if you already saw the video for the meat Biyani .
So there and there is no honey in it , there is some kind of differences between the meat Brian and chicken biryani .
So uh just give us a good mix , just gives us a good mix .
I'm not gonna add any more water to it or anything else .
Everything is , is perfect .
It looks perfect .
Drop the potatoes .
Now the potatoes was fried for about five minutes .
I'm not adding any saffron because I don't have any on hand .
So I'm just gonna use uh yellow food color and I'm not gonna add any because to my potatoes .
Uh I already had my yellow food color in it .
So I think this is enough .
So I'm not adding anything .
All I'm gonna do is just taste the salt .
If I need salt , I'm gonna add my salt .
So now let me uh explain you a little bit for the oil .
This is the oil that I have fried my onion and also my potatoes .
So this is oil and it's about two cup of oil and uh about like one tablespoon of vegetable .
This is the same oil that I'm gonna add to it , but not all of them just a little bit .
So uh one more thing that is different between the meat and the chicken , the chicken gonna have less oil uh water for the rice is also boiling .
So I'm gonna go ahead and put the rice right now .
So I just drop the rice to boil .
It's only one minute since I add the rice .
Now , um pay attention when I'm gonna add the rice , it's gonna be uh almost right now .
But first I wanna make sure that my potatoes and my chicken is is spreading uh equally everywhere .
I don't want to see just potatoes one side and then chicken on one side , you wanna have everything everywhere .
So chicken gonna leave a little bit of water as well .
So this is done here and now I'm gonna start adding my rice .
My first layer gonna be same as my beef .
It's gonna be almost raw .
So it's been three minutes .
So since the rice is inside the water , I have this on high heat right now .
Try to avoid the cardamom and the cinnamon stick .
If you do have one , just um remove it and throw it because we don't wanna have any big chunk , big chunk of anything in a Brian .
So let's put one layer which is just raw .
All right .
It's been around three more minutes and now I'm gonna add my second layer .
Now if you can come close , you will see the differences between the one I just drop and the one from before there is um differences .
So you can see .
So I'm gonna add this layer as it is right now .
And then the last one will be uh about 90 to 95% cook .
So this is going to be my last step , which is about 90% cook .
Now , I'm gonna go , go ahead and dr this completely and then come back here and add it to it .
All right , spreads the rice .
Now , uh please keep that in mind .
It is very , very important to use the best rice you can ever have to make Biyani because you don't wanna get a mushy um rice uh when you're eating .
So uh please keep that in mind and then the oil that I still have leftover , I'm gonna just a little bit on top , add the fried onion and then uh this is yellow food color , dissolve with water .
You can use saffron if you have one hand and then this is going to , to cover and then uh on high heat for five minutes .
After five minutes , you're gonna reduce the heat to medium low and let this Biyani cook for about 45 minutes to an hour .
It's been 40 minutes .
Let's check the Biryani .
Use my back of my spoon just to touch them inside to see if uh they are touching the bottom and then let's see .
Come close .
I'm gonna pull out the rice .
So I can see because we are not gonna make mess over here .
We're just gonna put the rice as ease .
And then uh the way of serving this is layers is removing two layers .
I can still hear the noise because I just turned the the heat off .
So you can see this is oil .
There is no water at all .
The Biyani has been cooked perfectly .
Look at the chicken .
Look at the chicken .
Now let's get a potato like you know , nobody can live without potato .
When you're eating Biyani , we have to have the potatoes and this is the leg pieces .
The first one was a Thai and then the potato .
All right .
My Biyani has been ready and it is perfect uh to eat and we are here right now ready for dinner .
I'm gonna go ahead and serve this with uh chili pickle , homemade chili pickle , of course .
And uh some uh salad which uh , cucumber and carrots , which is completely traditional and this is how we all wanna eat our bii bii .
And also , um not to forget that tomatoes slice salad .
That is another uh treat another things that we all need with Saban .
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