Chettinadu Cuisine - Chettinadu Biryani

We've seen a couple of chettinadu dishes already and this post is on chettinadu biryani, a rice preparation South Indian Chettinadu style. This dish is full of flavour and spice and a typical main course of the chettiars.

Ingredients :

• 300 gms Basmati rice
• 600 gms Chicken
• 4 Cardamoms
• 6 Cinnamon
• 1 Ginger
• 3 Garlic flakes
• 2 Onions
• 10 gms Coriander leaves
• 10 gms Mint leaves
• 1 tsp Black pepper
• 1 tsp Coconut paste
• 2 tbsp Lemon juice
• 2 Cups parboiled rice
• Salt to taste
• Oil for frying

Cooking Instructions :

- Soak basmati rice in water for 30 minutes.
- Add salt, cardamom and cinnamon.
- Grind ginger and garlic to make a paste.
- Mix the paste with coriander and mint leaves.
- Add coconut, cardamom paste, lemon juice and black pepper.
- Mix it well.
- Now add red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt.
- Cut chicken into pieces.
- Marinate the chicken in this mixture.
- Heat the oil and fry the chopped onions.
- Add marinated chicken pieces.
- Cook over medium flame till done.
- Prepare a bed of parboiled rice in a handi.
- Sprinkle the fried onions.
- Put chicken pieces and cover it with rice.
- Cover it properly and cook for 10 minutes.
- Serve hot.

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