Sunday, April 29, 2018

Herbal Chicken Biriyani/Green Chicken Briyani/Mooligai Kozhi Biriyani

My kids are meat lovers, though i love vegetarian foods, i had an obligation to cook meaty foods atleast a meal per day. Though i cook meat dishes often, i post them very rarely in my space. If you check non vegetarian dishes in my space you will find them lesser than the vegetarian dishes. Dunno why i think twice to post meat friendly dishes here. Since its sunday today, i felt like posting this flavorsome green chicken biriyani aka Herbal chicken biriyani i cooked recently for our lunch as sunday special. This chicken biriyani tastes absolutely fabulous with eye pleasing green colour. Though this dish is also named as Nilgiri Biriyani, i felt like naming this dish as Herbal chicken biriyani as this dish calls handful of mint and coriander leaves with couple of spices. Yes this dish is completely cooked in a special mint & coriander leaves paste grounded along with whole garam masala, green chillies. This briyani is tomato-free dish, only onions is used in this dish with ginger garlic paste. I used yogurt to prepare this biriyani, if you want to make them more flavourful, just replace the yogurt with freshly squeezed coconut milk.

Green chutney Chicken Biryani

This biriyani is quite an easy dish to prepare if you are using pressure cooker. Even with a busy morning routines, you can prepare this aromatic briyani quickly if you plan everything earlier. Yes overnight marination of your chicken helps a lot to dish out this briyani with less efforts in the morning to pack in anyone's lunch box. Apart from the marination, you doesnt anything than chopping onions and grinding the spices along with the herbs. This aromatic, gluten free one pot meal will definitely please the tastebuds of your chicken loving kids. Since i used pressure cooker for preparing this dish, its took me hardly less than 20 minutes to get ready. I have been running a month of blogging marathon for the past three weeks with different themes. And this week's theme is Kid's lunchbox recipes, obviously this Herbal chicken biriyani goes for this week's theme.
Do check what i have posted for the past 6 days under 'Kid's Lunch Box Recipes':
Week 4 - Kid's Lunchbox

Herbal Chicken Briyani, Mooligai Kozhi Biriyani

1/2kg  Chicken (cut as medium sized pieces)
2cups Basmati rice
2nos Onion ( chopped lengthwise thinly)
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1cup Yogurt
2cups Water
2nos Bayleaves
3nos Cardamoms
1 Cinnamon stick
4 Cloves

For Marination:
1/4cup Yogurt
1/4tsp Turmeric powder

To Grind;
1cup Mint leaves
1cup Coriander leaves
4-5nos Green chillies
2tbsp Lemon juice
1 Cinnamon stick
1 Cardamoms
2 Cloves

Marinated the chicken with salt, yogurt and turmeric powder, arrange in fridge and let sit for overnite.

Grind all the ingredients given under the 'list to grind' as fine paste.

Wash and soak the basmati rice with enough water for half an hour.

Heat enough oil in a pressure cooker, add the Bay leaves, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon stick and fry until they turns brown.

Green chicken Biriyani

Add the sliced onions and sauté until the onions turns brown.Add the ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes away.

Now add the marinated chicken pieces and sauté until the chicken pieces gets half cooked, add salt to taste.

Add the grounded paste, yogurt and cook for a while.

Now add the water to the chicken pieces, bring it to boil. Once the water starts boiling well, add the soaked rice and cook in high flame.

Once its starts boiling well, close the cooker with a lid and cook upto 3 hisses. Put off the stove.

Herbal Chicken Biriyani, Green Chutney Chicken Briyani

Dont disturb the biriyani for a while. Finally squeeze the lemon juice.

Fluff the rice gently without breaking the rice.

Serve with raita.
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Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

The masala sounds flavorful. I am sure meat lovers will appreciate this better.

Sandhiya said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, herbal biryani, that's a nice name for nilgiri biryani. Love the color on the biryani and you have cooked them so perfectly,looks totally delicious. The entire plate looks awesome, Priya.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

The spices in the biryani sound so good , I feel like making a veg version of this . Also I must learn to make these quick pressure cooker versions as I land up making a mushy rice in pressure cooker .

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

That must be one flavourful biryani with those lovely aromat C spices. Glad u and the family enjoyed this one pot meal

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

That chicken biryani looks awesome Priya. The green masala paste with herbs and spices sounds flavorful and delicious.

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

Glad they like meat. Touchwood. You don't need to worry about protein. They tastebuds keep changing so let's just feed what they like. The biryani looks flavorful and I love that color. The green masala paste is very nice. Bookmarking this for future.

Preeti said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly done.. looks tasty.

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

Anything in the name of biriyani im in.. Such a rich and inviting platter !! Super delicious..

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

All the herbs must have tasted amazing and this flavorful biryani. Such a wonderful lunchbox idea for chicken lovers.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

That biryani looks super Priya. I love the flavour of mint and coriander in biryani. Makes me think of mom when i see this combination..

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

The spices and marinate in this recipe are really good. I wouldn't mind using the recipe to recreate a paneer biryani as a veggie option. Sometimes some good meat recipes I forward the link to my kids, as they cook meat. Fowarding your link to them.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Yet another fantastic rice dish Priya, the recipe sounds so good and I will try with other options too along with chicken..very good one..

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

wow mooligai biryani sounds like a super healthy meal aks... So much of flavors add would have made is so aromatic.. A treat for meat eaters !!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Love the green marinade for the chicken and that would have made the biriyani so flavorful!

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

I bet the masala would work great for veg substitute rice as well.

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

This must have been one flavorful and aromatic Briyani Priya. The masalas in it definitely wants me to try a veggie version of it.