Chicken Breyani ( the raw rice method )


10 pieces of Chicken
2 onions peeled and chopped into thin slices
2 tablespoons of pure butter
3 tablespoons of oil
3 cardamom pods
3 cinnamon sticks
1 bay leaf
Some curry leaves
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
3 tablespoons of garlic and ginger
1 teaspoon of turmeric
2 tablespoons of breyani masala
2 teaspoons of red chili powder
2 teaspoons of gharum masala
1 cup of semi cooked lentils
2&1/2 cups of raw basamati rice
Some fresh coriander
5 potatoes peeled , cubed and deep fried in some oil until golden .

Method .

Heat the oil with the butter and add your onions and whole spices …fry onions until brown . Add your chicken and remaining spices and salt and cook and stir for a few minutes adding a dash of water to prevent spices from burning . Next add your raw rice , lentils and about 3 cups of hot water and cook with the lid on , medium heat for about 35-40 minutes . Next add coriander and potatoes , give one stir …close with lid and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes .


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