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Ingredients4 tablespoons vegetable oil4 small potatoes, peeled and halved2 large onions, finely chopped2 cloves garlic, minced1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root1/2 teaspoon chili powder1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon salt2 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped2 tablespoons plain yogurt2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom1 (2 inch) piece cinnamon stick3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken pieces cut into chunks 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 large onion, diced1 pinch powdered saffron5 pods cardamom3 whole cloves1 (1 inch) piece cinnamon stick1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1 pound basmati rice4 cups chicken stock1 1/2 teaspoons salt
DirectionsIn a large skillet, in 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or ghee) fry potatoes untilbrown, drain and reserve the potatoes. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to theskillet and fry onion, garlic and ginger until onion is soft and golden. Add chili,pepper, turmeric, cumin, salt and the tomatoes. Fry, stirring constantly for 5minutes. Add yogurt, mint, cardamom and cinnamon stick. Cover and cook overlow heat, stirring occasionally until the tomatoes are cooked to a pulp. It may benecessary to add a little hot water if the mixture becomes too dry and starts tostick to the pan.When the mixture is thick and smooth, add the chicken pieces and stir well tocoat them with the spice mixture. Cover and cook over very low heat until thechicken is tender, approximately 35 to 45 minutes. There should only be a littlevery thick gravy left when chicken is finished cooking. If necessary cookuncovered for a few minutes to reduce the gravy.Wash rice well and drain in colander for at least 30 minutes.In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil (or ghee) and fry the onions until they aregolden. Add saffron, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, ginger and rice. Stircontinuously until the rice is coated with the spices.In a medium-size pot, heat the chicken stock and salt. When the mixture is hotpour it over the rice and stir well. Add the chicken mixture and the potatoes;gently mix them into the rice. Bring to boil. Cover the saucepan tightly, turn heatto very low and steam for 20 minutes. Do not lift lid or stir while cooking. Spoonbiryani onto a warm serving dish.Ingredientsbasmati rice - 2 cupschicken pieces - 3/4 kg.onion - 3 large, slicedyoghurt - 1 cupginger paste - 1 tspgarlic paste - 1/2 tspGreen chilli paste - 1 tsptomato puree - 1/2 cupRed chilli powder - 2 tspturmeric powder - 1 tspcumin powder (roasted) - 1 tspcardamom powder - 1/2 tspgaram masala powder - 2 tspmilk - 1/2 cupsaffron - a pinchcoriander powder - 1 tspGreen coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, choppedwater - 3 1/2 cupsoil - 7 tbspsalt as requiredHow to make it

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