How to Make Chicken Biryani. Chicken Biryani
is a traditional Indian dish packed with flavor. You will need 6½ tbsp. vegetable oil 4 potatoes,
peeled and halved 1 tbsp. ginger, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 onions, chopped ½
tsp. chili powder ½ tsp. black pepper ½ tsp. turmeric 2 tomatoes, chopped and peeled
2½ tsp. salt 1 tsp. ground cumin 2 tbsp. plain yogurt ½ tsp. ground cardamom 2 tbsp.
fresh mint leaves, chopped 2 cinnamon sticks 3 lb. chicken, boneless and cut in chunks
3 c. basmati rice 1 large onion, diced 3 cloves 1 pinch powered saffron ½ tsp. ground ginger
4 c. chicken stock and lamb, beef, fish, or prawns (optional). Step 1. Heat 2 tablespoons
of the vegetable oil in a large skillet. Fry the potatoes until golden brown. Then remove
them from the skillet and set aside. Step 2. Add another 2 tablespoons of the oil to
the skillet and fry the minced ginger, garlic, and chopped onion until the onion is soft.
Then stir in the chili powder, pepper, turmeric, tomatoes and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Stir
for 5 minutes. Step 3. Stir in the yogurt, cardamom, mint and one of the cinnamon sticks.
Cover and simmer on low heat until the tomatoes are cooked – six to seven minutes. Add hot
water if the mixture becomes too thick. Step 4. Add the chicken and mix well. Cover and
cook on low heat until the chicken is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. The gravy will be very thick.
Lamb, beef, fish, and prawns can be substituted for chicken. Step 5. Wash and drain the rice
while heating the remaining oil in another skillet. Add the diced onions to the skillet
and fry until golden brown. Then stir in the cloves, saffron, the other cinnamon stick,
the ground ginger, and the rice. Step 6. Heat the chicken stock and salt in a medium pot.
Once the stock is hot, pour it over the rice. Step 7. Add the potatoes and chicken to the
rice and bring it all to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy. Did
you know In 2003, 21,000 pounds of chicken were illegally imported into the United States
from India, leading to a nine-state recall.