Chicken Biryani with Coconut Millk
1/2 kg (17oz approx) chicken
2 cups basmati rice
2 cups(1 can) light coconut milk
3/4 cup onion slices
1/2 cup tomato
4-5 strands coriander leaves
1 tea spn coriander powder
1-2 tea spns chilli powder
3 green chillies
1 tea spn ginger paste
1 tea spn garlic paste
Whole Spices :
4 green cardamom
2 bay leaves
Add ginger paste, garlic paste, green chilies (chopped finely or made into paste), chilli powder, coriander powder and salt to chicken pieces. Mix well and keep aside for about 30mins.
Heat ghee/oil (I add both ghee and oil) and add all whole spices. Now add onion and fry till they are brownish.
Add chicken along with all marinade and fry for 3-4 minutes. Add rice, tomato and fry for few more minutes.
Now pour in the coconut milk and about 1 and 1/2 cups water, salt, mix well.
Cover the lid and cook on a medium heat till done.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Switch off heat and leave it as it is for about 15-20mins. Serve hot with cold raita.