Chicken pieces - 4 leg pieces or few big breast pieces chopped
Basmati rice - 2 cups
Onion - 1 medium
Tomato - 2
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Dhaniya powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tbsp
Garam masal powder or Biryani masal powder - 1/2 tbsp
Yogurt - 2 tbsp
Mint leaves - few
cilantro - few chopped
lemon juice - 3 or 4 drops
Spices - Jeera,bay leaf, cardamom, clove, cinnamon - all few
1. Clean and wash chicken pieces and pat dry...marinate the pieces with all the powders,ginger garlic paste and yogurt for at least one hour.
2.Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a cooker and add the spices..when they splutter add the onions and fry till they are transculent...now add tomatoes and cook till they are mashed and pulpy...next add mint leaves and the marinated chicken pieces with masala...reduce flame and cook for 5 to 10 minutes..stirring in between...add rice and water( 2 :1 ratio)...when they start to bubble up add salt, cilantro and lemon juice...cover the cooker and cook for one whistle or cover and cook in low flame for upto 15 minutes without the whistle.....enjoy your biryani with chicken gravy or raitha....