Friday, August 03, 2012

Rajani Rayudu's Pot Biriyani

Patented my Pot Biriyani  ha ha!!!!!. Do try it, you will love it I promise!

For Pot Biriyani:

Serves - 2


Left over Tandoori chicken - 2 thigh pieces
Left over cooked tandoori chicken gravy - 3/4 th cup (for me only, 3/4 th of a apple bowl)
Onion - 1/2 (sliced thinly)
Whole garam masala - {cloves - 4, cinnamon - 1 inch, cardamom - 4, shah jeera - 1/2 tsp, bay leaves - 2, mace - 2,  star anise - 1}
Dried mint leaves - 1 tsp
Chicken masala podi - 1/2 tsp (check my kodi kura for masala)
Basmati rice - 2 rice cups (I used Daawat Rozana Basmati)
Water - 3 rice cups
Salt - 1 tsp
Ghee + Oil - 1 tbsp each
Green chilly - 2 no.


Heat ghee and oil in a nonstick cooker (I used my handi prestige cooker), on medium-low, once hot add whole spices, once fried add green chilly and fry.

Add onion fry until light brown, then add mint leaves, mix and add chicken, mix well and add gravy, fry until water dries up. Increase heat to medium and 

(meanwhile wash rice three times, drain the water out)

add rice, gently mix until water dried up, then add measured water + salt, mix and close the cooker with lid and put the weight on and cook for 1 whistle and switch off. once cool remove the lid wait for few mins and then stir with fork and serve.

Tandoori Chicken:


4 no. -  thigh pieces (put slits on each)
2 tbsp - tandoori paste (I used patak's)
2 tbsp - yoghurt
1/2 tsp each - {coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli powder, black pepper powder, garam masala powder}
2 tsp - gg paste
Lemon juice - 1/2 no.
Salt to taste
Red food color - little


First marinate the ingredients in a glass bowl except chicken taste it, if needed add more lemon juice and spices. Keep the chicken and rub the marinade all over and inside the slit. Marinate over night or 3 hrs minimum.

On a pizza stone lay a baking paper on top. put the chicken side by side and distribute the marinade if you got left over on each piece. cook these on preheated oven 230" C for 30 mins (remember to turn the chicken in the middle of the cooking time).

Remove the pizza stone carefully by using oven glows,  transfer the chicken to a plate and collect the marinated cooking juices into another and keep it reserve. Put the chicken back in the oven and cook for 7 mins more by turning the pieces in the middle of the cooking time.

Eat two tandoori chicken pieces and Rest do the above method for Biriyani.


While cutting cooked tandoori chicken use the bone also for cooking rice and cut the pieces into big pieces.

© 2012 by Rajani Rayudu