Monday, June 7, 2010

Bombay Biryani Chicken Rice

Over the Memorial weekend I visited one of our local Indian grocery store nearby.Usually when I visit Indian store I like to get some Okra ,small chili pepper and Roti Paratha coz the price is cheaper than any Asian store.When I walk thru spices isle I saw plenty of different brand and type of spices on the rack..I have the intention to get some spices like Biryani,Tandoori and Masala..There are few different type of Biryani available on the shelf but I have no idea which biryani is taste better.Then at then right time one Indian lady stand next to me searching for her spices.I asked the lady her opinion about Biryani spices,she told me to get Bombay Biryani Mix if I like spicy.Beside that she also gave me few pointer how to cook this spices.Then Bombay Biryani Mix I buy!! It's proven Bombay Biryani Mix taste spicy and great! ! Actually cooking Biryani rice is not that hard or time consuming.I always have the impression cooking Biryani rice involved alot of work..This dish is like One pot meal..just mix everything together and there you go....Viola!!

2 cup Basmati rice,washed and soaked 30 minutes
2 large onion,peeled and sliced
1 punnet cherry tomato,washed and quarter
5 potato,peeled and quarter
2 bulb garlic,peeled and grind with pestle and mortar or blender
1/2 whole chicken,about 3 lbs,cut into small pieces
1 packet Bombay Biryani Mix
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup water or milk,add extra if necessary

salt to taste
1 cup raisin
1/2 cup roasted cashew nut
1:Prepare a large container with cut chicken and Bombay Biryani Mix spices,mix well for 1 hour or more in fridge.Cook basmati rice in rice cooker.Remove immediately after cooked.
2:Prepare a 5 qtr stock pot or large pan at medium high heat with oil and garlic paste.Stir fry the garlic until fragrant ,then add in sliced onion,tomato and potato.
3:Let the ingredients cook for 10 minutes or until the potato soft and tender.Then add in marinated chicken into the pot.Stir the chicken well together with the other ingredients..add water or milk and yogurt .Simmer for another 20 minutes or until cooked.Check the seasoning,add in salt if necessary.
4:Reduced the heat to low,pour in basmati rice into the chicken mixture,fold the rice with the chicken.Add in raisin and cashew nut into the rice mixture thoroughly..
5:Remove from heat and serve warm.
garlic in pestle and mortar
chicken seasoning in Bombay Biryani ,tomato,potato,and onion
sauteed garlic with onion
add in tomato and potato before add in chicken
add in basmati rice into the chicken mixture.


Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous) said...

I will have to keep an eye out for the mix because this looks very good.

ann low said...

I think I saw this Biryani Mix at Mustafa Mall here. Looks delicious!

ICook4Fun said...

I used the same brand of biryani mix but I prefer the one that said 'Malay' on it.

petite nyonya said...

Biryani is one of my all-time favorite rice meal! I shall look out for this Shan mix brand on my next grocery shopping trip!

My Asian Kitchen said...

Thank you:)

Thank you:)

oh! I didn't notice biryani mix have Malay word it.Next time when I visit India store,I must look closely for it.

petite nyonya:
I think we all love biryani right?

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