Ambur chicken biryani recipe

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Ambur Chicken Biriyani is one of the south-Indian special biryani recipe, this biriyani gets its name from Ambur – located in the Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. It is a easy to make recipe with simple ingredients, prepared with jeera samba rice. It is a light spicy biryani which has a great in taste.

Preparation time – 20 min

Cooking time – 30 min

Serves – 4

Ingredients –

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Chicken – 1 kg

Jeera samba rice – 3 cup

Medium sized onions – 3 chopped

Tomatoes – 3 no’s chopped

Green chilies – 3-4 slit

Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tbs

Mint and coriander grounded paste – 1/2 cup

Mint leaves – 1 cup Chopped

Coriander leaves –  1 cup

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Red chili powder – 1 tbs

Coriander powder (or) chicken masala powder – 1 1/2 tbs

Yogurt – 1 cup

Salt to taste

Cooking oil

Cloves – 3

Cinnamon stick – 1/2

Bay leaf – 2-3

Star anise – 1

Green cardamom – 2

Method –

To make or to prepare Ambur chicken biryani –

Rinse chicken pieces in water twice or trice in water, drain the water in it and keep ready.

Heat a heavy bottomed pan by adding oil in it, when it is hot add

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Bay leaves, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, star anise saute in oil for a minute. Add ginger garlic paste, fry until you get a fresh aroma.

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Add chicken pieces in to it and saute properly,

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Add salt, turmeric and grounded mint and coriander paste in to it and combine

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Add chopped onion, green chilies and tomato and mix altogether

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Now add chopped coriander, mint, chilly powder and coriander powder, mix and cover the lid of the pan and cook for 10 to 12 in a low flame.

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open the lid and stir altogether.

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Add yogurt and combine

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Add 5 1/2 cup of water (to cook 3 cup if rice) and bring it to boil. Check the salt if necessary add more.

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Rinse rice in water drain it, and add it to the boiling mixture, combine and cover the lid of the pan and cook in a low flame for 15 min. Stir once or twice before it is done.

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After 20 min, remove from the flame and rest it for 5- 10 min before you serve.

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Transfer the dish to a serving dish.

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Enjoy Ambur chicken biryani. Accompany it with chicken curry, boiled egg, onion tomato raita, onion tomato , and lemon slices.

 

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