Chicken pulav | Irachi choru | Chicken Biriyani| Bachelors biriyani

Today I am here with an easy chicken biriyani recipe. Not dum biriyani but it is special. It can be served as lunch or dinner or serve as a lunch box menu. I know dum biriyani has a lot of steps and it requires more time to make a delicious biriyani. This special chicken pulav or can be called one-pot chicken biriyani can be easily made. This is not a spicy biriyani but you can make it as spicy. Firstly the chicken is marinated with some spice powders then fry in a large pot in which the biriyani gonna be made. In the same oil, we will make masala with enough flavours of chicken and those spices. In that masala, we boil enough water for cooking the rice. Then we get all the flavours to that rice too. This makes the biriyani more delicious and yummy...
No more bla bla bla... let us get started guys...
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Serves:2 persons
Preparation time:10 minutes.
Cooking time:30 minutes.

Ingredients we need in this recipe are:
To marinate chicken:-
  1. Chicken - 300 gms.
  2. Ginger garlic paste - 1 Teaspoon.
  3. Turmeric powder-1/4 Teaspoon.
  4. Red chilli powder- 1Teaspoon.
  5. Garam masala powder-1/4 Teaspoon.
  6. Lemon juice-1 teaspoon.
  7. Salt to taste.
  8. Basmati rice - 1 cup.
  9. Oil-3 tablespoon.
  10. Ginger garlic paste- 1 Teaspoon.
  11. Onion-1 small, sliced.
  12. Green chilli-1 or 2 splits.
  13. Bay leaf-1 bay leaf.
  14. Cinnamon stick-1 inch piece.
  15. Cardamom-3 to 4 numbers.
  16. Cloves- 2 or 3.
  17. Black pepper- few.
  18. Tomato paste-1 tablespoon;
  19. Garam masala powder-1/4 teaspoon
  20. Water-2  cups.
  21. Lemon juice-1 teaspoon.
  22. Salt to taste.
  23. Coriander leaves-few chopped.
  24. Raisins & nuts - fried in ghee.
Method of preparation :
  1. Wash and soak the rice in water for 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Marinate the chicken pieces with ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder,garam masala powder, lemon juice and salt. Keep this marinated for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a large pan. Fry chicken pieces until done. Remove excess oil from the pan. (keep 2 tbsp of il to make masala.) To the same pan add ginger garlic paste, sliced onions, green chillies and saute well until the onion becomes translucent and soft. Add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom, black pepper and mix well. You can add little turmeric powder and chilli powder to this masala. It will make spicier.(I didn't add) Add fried chicken and mix well.
  4. To this add 2 cups of water to this masala and boil.
  5. Add lemon juice and salt. Now add soaked and drained rice to the boiled water and mix well. Add few coriander leaves too.
  6. Cover and cook the rice until 80% done. Open and mix gently.
  7. Then cover and cook until the rice is completely cooked. Add a few coriander leaves and turn off the flame...
Serve with raita and pappad... Enjoy...