11 1/2 tablespoons
Garlic , finely choppedTo begin making the Chicken Donne Biryani Recipe, thoroughly clean and wash the chicken pieces.
a large mixing bowl combine the chicken, yogurt, turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice. Nicely massage the chicken for 5 minutes and then allow it to rest for a minimum of 30 minutes.
the green biryani masala
a mixer-jar combine the coriander leaves, mint leaves, and green chilies and grind to a thick fine paste along with some water. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
make the Biryani, in a heavy bottomed pan, heat oil on medium flame, add all the whole spices including bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom and star anise, let this sizzle.
add ginger and garlic paste and the sliced onions, fry until the onions turn into a light brown colour. This will take about 5 minutes.
the ginger-garlic-onion mixture has cooked well, add in the chicken pieces along with the marinade. Mix and continue to cook the entire mixture for 5-7 more minutes, stirring continuously.
add in the freshly ground green biryani masala and washed and drained rice, 3 cups of water into the pan. Give the Chicken Donne Biryani a good mix and cover the pan. Turn the flame to the lowest heat.
a saucepan, boil water and turn off the flame and place this hot pan on the lid of the kadai. This process is done in order to seal the kadai in which the Chicken Donne Biryani is cooking. The heat from the hot water in the saucepan provides heat from the top.
20-25 minutes open the lid to check if the chicken and rice is done. If its is done, lightly fluff up the Chicken Donne Biryani with a fork and serve piping hot.
this Chicken Donne Biryani Recipe along with Pudina & Dhaniya Raita Recipe, Roasted Papad and Satvik Carrot Sprout Salad for a hearty Sunday lunch.
I wanted to try this Donnebiryani for the past year after tasting it at my friend's place. Normally I do rice with mixed vegetables on Sundays as I would have fresh vegetables from Sat weekly wet market visits (In Singapore you call local markets as wet market where you get vegetables and meat) This biryani doesn't require mixed vegetables and potato is good enough