Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Nasi Ayam Biryani Malay (Malay Chicken Biryani Rice)

I make Biryani again but this time I choose the "Malay" word on the box of the spices.I was told by Gertrude that Shan's Malay(Malaysia) biryani taste better than the others..I was suprised the color of the spices doesn't look spicy bcos it's not red but actual facts the spices is quite spicy..Yeah!!....there is a slightly different between Malay Chicken Biryani and Bombay Biryani that I used to cooked..In term of taste I think I prefer Bombay Biryani ,maybe it's bcos I added too much ginger and garlic with the chicken ..or maybe it's bcos the spices had red color!! Anyway, as we know Indian food can be really expensive compare with others food when we eating at the restaurant...Since making Biryani at home is so easy ,why not cook this dish myself ? Viola!! now I can cook Biryani Chicken with out hassle in about 30 minutes!! You can get Biryani spice mixture in any Indian or Asian grocery or online store (this POST is not a ADVERTORIAL POST) I just want to share what I had experienced and found it's easy to cook not to said it's affordable to everyone who love Indian food.


1/2 whole chicken ,about 3 lbs,chopped small
30 gm Malay Biryani mix(1/2 pack of the spices)
1 cup whole milk or half and half or yogurt( I used half and half)
2 inch old ginger,sliced and pounded
1 bulb garlic,peeled and pounded
*mix above ingredients well in a container in fridge for hours or overnight before cook*

1 tomato,cut cube
1 medium onion,peeled and sliced
4 potato,peeled and cut cube
1 cup water
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
handful cashew nut
handful raisin
2 cups Basmati rice +2/3 cup water or plus extra depand on your rice aged
1:Heat a medium stock pot with oil at high heat.Add in potato,onion and chicken mixture into the pot,keep stirring for 5 minutes.Add in water and let it simmer at medium heat for another 20 minutes.
2:Meanwhile cook basmati rice in rice cooker.Wash rice few times with cold water before fill in 2/3 water.When rice cooked,let it rest in warmer.
3:Add in salt and tomato into the chicken mixture.Stir and check the seasoning.The chicken should be cook at this point,reduced heat to low.Remove rice from rice cooker before mix with chicken biryani mixture in the stock pot.Mix well before add in raisin and cashew nuts..
4:Remove chicken biryani from heat ,dish out and serve warm..

cut chicken pieces ready to marinate
pounded ginger and garlic in pestle and mortar


Jan said...

wonderful and tempting briyani...


dawn said...

Thanks for sharing. I didn't know there are two types for Biryani by Shan. Will have to look for the one with Malay.

LimeCake said...

I really like biryani. It's full of flavours and textures. This looks delish!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Ya, prepare Briyani at home sound economic and good.

mycookinghut said...

One pot dish like this is great!

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Peggy said...

Oh I love Shan spice mixes! We always stock up when we go to the Indian market! This biryani looks absolutely delicious!

My Asian Kitchen said...

Thanks for visiting and your kind words ☺...

U welcome..I think some store do carry malay shan product..

Lime cake:
Thank you for your kind words ☺

Yes it's...but the only person who eat this meal at home is me alone..so I eat 4-5 meals or maybe 3 days..

Thanks dear ☺

Thank you Vincent ☺ will look into it soon!

Thank you for dropping by and your kind words..Hope to see you again soon ☺

Jan Sherman said...

The spices really are exactly that which produce it biryani, also you ought to use cardamom, onions, garlic, saffron if poss. Even the veg in bombay biryani recipe in english can be potato ( that has been traditionally utilized rather than meat for HIndu people ), cauliflour, carrot ( I don't like carrot inside them), legumes.

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