Chicken Yakhni Biryani

Ingredients,
List 1
  • chicken  900 gm
  • yogurt  300 gm
  • fresh green chilies 6-7
  • onion 3 medium
  • turmeric powder  2 tbsp
  • ginger chopped  2 tbsp
  • garlic chopped  1 tbsp
  • oil  1/4 cup
  • desi ghee 2 heaped tbsp
  • salt as required
List 2 for bag of garam masala
  • star anise  3
  • big cardamom  4
  • small cardamom  7-8
  • cinnamon stick  1-2
  • whole black pepper  1 tsp
  • cloves   1 tsp
  • fennel seeds  1 tbsp
  • coriander seeds    1 tbsp
  • bay leave  3-4
List 3 For Rice Boiling
  • Rice   550 gm
  • star anise  1
  • salt  4 tsp
  • cumin whole  1 tbsp
List 4 for rice layering (dum)
  • fresh coriander chopped  1 cup
  • yellow  food colour  as required
  • Kewra water 2 tbsp
Directions,
1. In a cheese cloth keep  all list 2 spices.
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1. In a cheese cloth keep all list 2 spices.
2. Close it , make a loose bag, this is very important to make a loose bag because all spices need space for growing and releasing their aroma. If you make it tight spices cant leave their aroma and taste perfectly.
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2. Close it , make a loose bag, this is very important to make a loose bag because all spices need space for growing and releasing their aroma.
If you make it tight spices cant leave their aroma and taste perfectly.
3. Now in a big wide pan add 1/4 cup oil with 2 tbsp desi ghee. add 3 sliced onion. cook them until brown in colour.
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3. Now in a big wide pan add 1/4 cup oil with 2 tbsp desi ghee.
add 3 sliced onion. cook them until brown in colour.
3. Take out half of them, we will use them at end DUM (RICE LAYERING)
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3. Take out half of them, we will use them at end DUM
(RICE LAYERING)
4. Now in remaining onion add 2 tbsp ginger and 1 tbsp garlic, stir for 10 seconds.
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4. Now in remaining onion add 2 tbsp ginger and 1 tbsp garlic, stir for 10 seconds.
6. add 2 tbsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp cumin, and bag of spices we made before.  add 1/4 cup water and stir for 15 seconds. water will help the spice not to burn.
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6. add 2 tbsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp cumin, and bag of spices we made before.
add 1/4 cup water and stir for 15 seconds.
water will help the spice not to burn.
7. add chicken, salt, and green chilies, stir for 2-3 minutes.
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7. add chicken, salt, and green chilies, stir for 2-3 minutes.
8. add yogurt.
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8. add yogurt.
9. mix well .and stir for 2-3 minutes.
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9. mix well .and stir for 2-3 minutes.
10. add 1-1/4  big glass of water. let it boil.
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10. add 1-1/4 big glass of water. let it boil.
11. now with lid on cook it for 15 minutes on low heat. because we need yakhni for this yakhni biryani.
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11. now with lid on cook it for 15 minutes on low heat. because we need yakhni for this yakhni biryani.
12.while the chicke is cooking, in a seprate pan add water with 1 star anise, 1 tbsp cumin and 4 tsp salt let it boil.
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12.while the chicken is cooking, in a seprate pan add water with 1 star anise, 1 tbsp cumin and 4 tsp salt let it boil.
12. add rice in boiling water,take out almost half rice with a big spoon. be careful this first batch of rice will not boil for more than 30 seconds.
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13. add rice in boiling water,take out almost half rice with a big spoon. be careful this first batch of rice will not boil for more than 30 seconds.
14. add this first batch of rice on chicken , you can see there is lot of yakhni in the pan, and thats exactly what we want because we are making yakhni biryani.
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14. add this first batch of rice on chicken , you can see there is lot of yakhni in the pan, and thats exactly what we want because we are making yakhni biryani.
15. now boil the second batch of rice for 1 minute, then strain it and put it in the pan. add yellow food colour, brown onions we made earlier and reserve for dum, sprinkle chopped coriander ,and kewra water.
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15. now boil the second batch of rice for 1 minute, then strain it and put it in the pan.
add yellow food colour, brown onions we made earlier and reserve for dum, sprinkle chopped coriander ,and kewra water.
16. now with tight lid on and some thing heavy on that lid cook it on low heat for 15 minutes.
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16. now with tight lid on and some thing heavy on that lid cook it on low heat for 15 minutes.
biryani is ready, serve it with yogurt mint dip (for dip take a hand full of mint leave, 1 garlic clove and half green chili, crush them fine then add in 200 gm yogurt with 1/4 tsp salt, mix well serve
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biryani is ready, serve it with yogurt mint dip
(for dip take a hand full of mint leave, 1 garlic clove and half green chili, crush them fine then add in 200 gm yogurt with 1/4 tsp salt, mix well serve

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