Finally i tried my hand in making Chicken Biryani Kerala Ishtyle ....:-)..It was an experiment but to tell you the truth i loved it . Even my mom and dad loved it..:-)
I would like to thank my Mom for helping me in making this experimental dish for my family
Once you have made biryani you will see that it is more of a method than exact measure ( except for cooking the rice).
Here are some pictures to get you inspired.
Cooking the rice:
Soak the rice in water for 30min or so prior to cooking. Drain off the water.
Add ghee( a must for authentic taste), cloves, cardamon and cinnamon. Add the rice. Stir well. Add water and salt. ( For 3 cups of rice, I used 5 3/4 water). Cook covered. When all water is evaporated, shut off the flame and keep covered for a few more minutes. In the meanwhile avoid stirring. You can fluff with a fork after it has finished cooking
Cooking the chicken
Layering the rice and chicken
Also fry onions, raisins and cashews.
Bake for 15- 20 minutes.
Serve warm with raita ,curd , achar .