Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani)

Awesome recipe, It gives good flavour

Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani)

Awesome recipe, It gives good flavour

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Rice

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By Mala Shenoy

Published On: 25 Jul 2014

Rating: 3
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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Ingredients

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1

Wash and soak the rice in water and keep aside for 15 - 20 minutes.

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Step 2 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 2

In a large pot bring water to a boil and add bay leaves, green cardamom, brown cardamom, cloves and cumin.

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Step 3 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

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Step 4 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 4

Add the washed rice and cook for 15 minutes. (The rice should be slightly under cooked as it will cook some more when the biryani is placed on dum).

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Step 5 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 5

Drain the rice in a large colander and keep aside to cool.

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Step 6 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 6

Par - boil the cubed potatoes for approximately 15 minutes. Drain off the water.

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Step 7 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 7

Heat some oil in a pan and fry the potatoes on a high heat till they turn golden brown.

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Step 9 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 9

In a pan, add 2 tablespoon of oil, whole jeera and fry. When it turns color, add sliced onions and fry till they begin to change color.

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Step 10 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 10

Add sliced capsicum and toss for 2 minutes.

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Step 11 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 11

Add the fried potatoes and salt for seasoning.

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Step 12 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 12

Stir for 2 minutes and keep aside.

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Step 13 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 13

In another pan, heat oil and add whole jeera, finely chopped onions and 8 - 10spicy chillies and fry till the onions start to turn slightly brown.

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Step 14 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 14

Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for 1 - 2 minutes.

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Step 15 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 15

Add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, jeera powder, coriander powder and salt.

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Step 16 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 16

Add some water, cover the pan and cook the masala on a low flame till the oil begins to separate.

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Step 17 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 17

Add the chicken pieces, sugar and tomatoes and cook for 10 - 12 minutes or till the chicken is done.

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Step 19 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 19

Add the curd and cook for 1 - 2 minutes.

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Step 20 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 20

The chicken gravy should be of a thick consistency.

Step 21

When the chicken is cooked add the juice of 1 lemon and mix well. And keep aside.

Step 22

In a flat bottomed vessel spread a layer of chicken gravy.

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Step 23 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 23

Take half the rice and spread over the chicken gravy.

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Step 24 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 24

Top with layer of the prepared vegetables.

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Step 25 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 25

Spread the remaining rice over the vegetable layer.

Step 26

Pour 1 cup milk (you can add saffron to the milk if you like) over the rice.

Step 27

Cover the vessel with a tight lid and place on a tava on a low flame for 30 minutes.

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Step 28 Chicken & Vegetable Handi Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Recipe

Step 28

Biriyani is ready. Serve with onion raita.

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