Monday, August 17, 2009

chicken tikka biryani

1/2 kg Boneless Chicken (cut into 4 cm cubes)
1 tbsp. of Heavy Cream
1 pinch of Saffron

For Marinade:
1 Onion (sliced)
1 tsp. of Garlic Paste
2 tbsp. of Lemon Juice
1 tsp. of Salt
1/2 tsp. of Black Peppers (grounded)

For Rice:
2 cups of Basmati Rice
1 tsp. of Salt
2 to 3 tbsp. of Butter
2 Egg Yolks (beaten)
1/2 tsp. of Black Pepper
1 tsp. of Salt

For Garnishing:
1/2 tsp. of Whole Black Peppercorns
Cherry Tomatoes

Chicken Tikka Biryani
1) Mix the marinade ingredients with the chicken. And set aside for 4 hours.

2) Mix the saffron with the cream. Thread the chicken pieces onto a skewer. Brush the pieces with some of the saffron-cream mixture.

3) Wash the rice and let it soak for 1 hour. Then cook the rice with salt in 5 cups of boiling water then drain.

4) Mix the butter and beaten egg yolk and black pepper powder gently into the rice with a fork. Then the rice back on low heat. And let it cook for 4 to 5 minutes.

5) Grill the chicken in a medium-hot oven for 8 to 9 minutes, or until tender, basting with the rest of the saffron-cream mixture. Then place rice on a platter And arrange chicken on skewers on top of the rice. Then garnish with the peppercorns and whole cherry tomatoes and serve.

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