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Malabar Meat Biryani

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Delicious easy meat/chicken biriyani.
Ingredients
  Green chilies 10 (Or To Taste)
  Mint 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Cilantro 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Lemon juice 4 Tablespoon (Of 2 Lemons)
  Basmati rice 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Chicken/Mutton / lamb 3 Pound
  Onion 4 Large, thinly sliced
  Tomatoes 3 Medium, diced
  Green chillies To Taste (6 - 10 Green Chilies)
  Ginger 2 Tablespoon (Approximately 2 Tablespoons)
  Garlic 2 Tablespoon, crushed
  Garam masala powder 2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Plain yogurt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Mint leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (1 Handful)
  Cilantro 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (1 Handful)
  Juice of lemon 2 Medium
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Basmati 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
  Ghee/Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Boiling water 5 Cup (80 tbs) (Approximately 5 Cups)
  Salt To Taste
Directions

MAKING
To make the chicken masala :
1. Chop onion, ginger, garlic and green chilies preferably using a food processor in 2 or 3 pulses.
2. In a heated pan pour oil and sauté the chopped ingredients until onions turn brown
3. Add salt, tomatoes and mix well.
4. Add the coriander powder and turmeric powder and stir well.
5. Add the chicken and garam masala.
6. Mix well and add mint, coriander, yogurt and lemon juice.
7. Let the chicken cook in the masala until the chicken softens and masala thickens for about 40 minutes.
To make the Rice :
8. In a pan pour ghee or oil add the rice and saute it on low flame.
9. Add the boiling water, salt and garam masala.
10. Cover with lid on medium flame until the water evaporates and the rice softens.

FINALIZING
To make the Seasoning :
11. In a pan heat oil, add onions cashews and raisins and saute until golden brown. Add the raisins in the last.
To assemble the biryani :
12. Layer the chicken masala on the bottom of a baking pan.
13. Add a layer of rice on top of the chicken masala.
14. Sprinkle the food coloring and pineapple essence on the rice.
15. Repeat until you are done with all of the chicken masala and rice.
16. Sprinkle the seasoning on the last layer.
17. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes until the steam comes out from the rice.

SERVING
18. Serve with raita and pickle.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Malabar
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Biryani
Ingredient: 
Meat
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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