Biryani is a dish that few can resist. Mughlai by origin it has spread to several parts of Indian and has been adapted into various forms by local people. Chicken biryani boasts of Juicy spicy chicken cooked with aromatic rice. It simply sends tingles down our taste buds and lets our brain with overflowing Serotonin. Traditionally made in ghee and oil, it serves to be a high fat food. With concerns about health rising and people wanting to have low fat, healthy food we present to you our homemade HEALTHY SECRET RECIPE : CHICKEN BIRYANI WITHOUT OIL.
HEALTHY SECRET RECIPE : CHICKEN BIRYANI WITHOUT OIL
Non Vegetarian, High Protein
150 gm Basmati Rice – Try to choose long grained, aged Basamati rice. Aged rice is fragrant and doesn’t turn mushy while making Biryani.
250 gm Chicken – Preferably Chicken breasts if you have time to marinate and keep for atleast 30 minutes. Otherwise chicken thighs will also do.
2 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste.
3 teaspoon low fat margarine.
1 teaspoon lemon juice.
1 bay leaf.
1 inch Cinnamon.
1 sliced green chilli.
1/2 teaspoon salt.
1/2 spoon red chilli powder.
1/2 spoon turmeric powder.
2 onions thinly sliced.
1 potato sliced in two.
2 1/2 cup plain water.
Process for Marination
Process for getting rice ready.
Wash rice multiple times and keep soaked for 30 minutes. Drain the water after thirty minutes.
Add 2 cups water in a pot and heat. When the water starts boiling put in the rice and cover the lid. Keep checking time to time. When the rice is 60 percent cooked( the rice is not very soft), take it out and drain away the water. Spread the rice under the fan or any airy place and let it cool.
Process for making Briyani.
On hot pan add 3 teaspoon low fat margarine and heat. When it gets hot add the potatoes, cardamon, bayleaf, cinnamon, sliced chilli and a pinch of salt. Fry them till they get light brown color and starts spreading aroma.
Now add the sliced onion pieces and fry oil till the onion is well caramelised and get the golden brown hue.
Now add the marinated chicken pieces and saute them all in the flame for 5 to 10 minutes. Taken care that chicken is well covered with the spices.
Now add the 60% cooked rice, add half cup of water in the pot mixed with salt as required. Cover the pot with a lid and keep it on low flame for twenty minutes.
After twenty minutes check, if done, serve it with raita and other preparations.
After sauting the chicken layer it well at the bottom. Then spread rice in a layer over the chicken. Then add the half cup of water a little around the sides, the rest above the rice.
Water required for the preparation depends entirely on the quality of the rice.
Now that you have our HEALTHY SECRET RECIPE : CHICKEN BIRYANI WITHOUT OIL, we hope you make and find it delicious. Comment your thoughts below.
Try our recipe on PRAWN DISHES : CHINGRI MALAIKARI (PRAWN MALAI CURRY).