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Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Ground meat normally used for cutlets,curries and stews. Today i tried it in a different dish, biriyani. It was really good and even my son loved it. It is quite simple to make.

Onion - 1 medium chopped
Tomatoes - 2 chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Cardamom - 2 nos
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Bayleaves - 2nos
Cloves - 4 nos
Pepper - a few
Greenchilies - 3 chopped
Cashewnuts - 2tbsp chopped (optional)
Cilantro - a small bunch chopped
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1.5tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Saffron springs - a few (optional)
Ground chicken - 1/2 lb
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Basmati rice - 2 cups washed and soaked for 10mins
Cooking oil - 2tbsp
Ghee or butter - 2 tbsp

1.In a kadai pour the oil and the butter and when hot add the bay leaf, cinnamon,cloves,cardamom,pepper and the fennel seeds and fry it for a few seconds before adding the chopped greenchilies and the chopped onions .
2.Fry until done and put the garam masala and the ginger garlic paste and let the raw smell go.
3.Put the ground chicken and turmeric powder and let it cook for a few minutes and add the chili powder,pepper powder,coriander powder and wait till the masala smell goes and then add the tomatoes and salt.
4.Let it cook till it becomes thick in consistency and since it is ground meat it will become dry and thats ok.
5.Add the chopped cilantro and the washed rice and stir it for a few minutes.
6.Pour the rice mixture into the rice cooker and add four cups of water for 2 cups of rice and let it cook till well done.
7.Serve hot with raita.

1 comment:

Vani said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog, Aartee! Love the idea of ground chicken in biryani! And the brinjal fry looks yum!