Monday, June 08, 2009

Parsi style chicken biryani and an experience to share,..:-)

I know its been almost more than a week since I was away from blogging,reason being my short trip to Singapore, ,I am back all with lotz of good memories and experiences,one such experience is of traveling with Advay alone for the first time.

Guys how u all manage traveling with kids alone,I really had an experience this time ,as there was ample time for boarding I thought of taking Advay to Butterfly park in terminal three of Changi aiport,on the way to the park I saw childrens play area,so thought maybe I should let him play there for some time I never thought that he wont come out of the play area easily ,when there was time for boarding the flight 

had to pull him out of the airport play area ,I really thought I gonna miss the flight as Advay was not ready to come out of the airport play area ,he used to slide from his buggy and from my lap too and after pulling him out for umpteenth time,I almost gave up,..but thanks to a saleswoman at the airport she managed for help for me at the terminal ,she asked someone to push the trolley for me so that I could manage Advay alone ,which was difficult again as he was not sitting on the luggage trolley, finally had to distract him with chocolates and thanks god I was able to board the flight on time

What a day it was and what a experience, when I have to travel alone with Advay I have to think twice,.;-)

Coming back to this post,today I gonna share recipe of Parsi style chicken biryani which I prepared from Parsi cook book.

Something again new for me ya preparation is elaborate but the end result is too good,..infact as soon as I finished preparing the biryani,I didn’t wait to prepare any side dish had it alone and ya it was delicious,…

Ingredient needed

Chicken 1 kg

Ginger garlic paste two tsp

300gm basmati rice

onion four

potato four

tomato three

curd 200gm

kashmiri chilies 10

peppercorns 10

cinnamon stick 2 inch

cloves three

mace powder half teaspoon

shahjeera powder half teaspoon

cashewnuts fried 100gm

boiled egg optional

salt to taste

ghee to cook

saffron strands


1) Marinate chicken with salt and ginger garlic paste and keep aside.

2) Make coarse mixture of red chillies,peppercorns,cloves and cinnamon.Mix in curd and pour the spices mixture on the chicken cover and keep aside for two hrs.

3) Thinly slice two onions and fry in the ghee till crisp.

4) Chop the potatoes into eight pieces each, salt them and fry them in the same ghee.Keep aside.

5) Prepare rice the usual way but with less water.


Step 1

Chop the other two onions and fry in the leftover ghee.

Add chopped tomatoes to the browned onions.

Keep frying till the gravy thickens

Step 2

Add the marinated chicken to the gravy and cook over medium heat

Add mace and shahjeera powder and mix well

Add two cups of water and cook over slow heat till tender.

Step 3

In a deep large mouthed vessel spread an alternate layer of rice,fried onion

Fried potato and chicken till both rice and chicken are used up

With the help of knife bore hole from top of the rice to the bottom of the vessel.

And pour in the remainder gravy.

Add saffron strands soaked in water the same way as above

Step 4

Cook on low heat for one hr till done.

Serve decorated with fried cashewnuts and boiled egg.

Thats all frens,..cee u all soon,...:-)and ya will catch up with ur yummy posts soon,...till thn tk cre,..:-)


Unknown said...

advay looks so cute..i feel really bad that we couldn't meet up ...laksh would have had a nice time with advay..anyway next time..

Unknown said...

ooooo poor advay how sad you didn't allow him to play there hummmmm he he. He is so sweet yaar hummmmm recipe is little elaborate but worth it. It's very new to me thanks for sharing it dear nice recipe.

suvi said...

i know how it daughter is 4, there are times when I take her for outings, and when it is time to leave, there are tantrums! It can be so stressful with a plane to catch!!

Deepthi Shankar said...

He looks soo adorable .. I guess its quite difficult to travel with kids alone

Chitra said...

ur son looks sooooo cute..its really difficult to travel alone with a kid.I've Not yet faced such difficulties;)parsi biriyani looks good!!

lubnakarim06 said...

Parsi chicken looks yum and spicy..need to try this....Advay looks gr8!

Srikitchen said...

advay has grown well and looking so cute!
recipe is too good!

anudivya said...

He is such an adorable kid. And a cute smile to add. :)

Lakshmi said...

Advay has grown up! Trust you had lovely time in Singapore :) Chicken biriyani looks good.

Cilantro said...

Advay looks happy...Lovely Biryani.

Laavanya said...

How cute he looks! :) I find it hard too and both times i travelled with my daughter (she was 1 yr and 2.5 yrs old) it was really tough & tiring. Imagine 20 hrs of flying time coupled with 6 hrs of transit and another 4 hrs or so in either airport for checkin & baggage retrieval. Just thinking abt it makes gives me shudders.

Anonymous said...

Your son is so cute! Touchwood. Good that you had chocolates to distract him :) The biryani looks wonederful!

Srikitchen said...

hi! join in the EFM-Breakfast and Variety Rice Series going in my blog!

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice recipe dear..advay is looking cute

Varsha Vipins said...

lol..he looks so cute n chirpy..yea..travelling alone with kids can be a pain sometimes..we never know their biriyani is total yum..:)

Mallika said...

My daughter is 3 moths and you are scaring me! How is it going with living in India now? Are you adjusted now? Chicken biryani looks yummy!

Mandira said...

this looks delicious, have to try this soon. Advay is so cute :)

Manju said...

awesome looking biryani :) advay looks soo cute :):)

Yasmeen said...

Awesome biryani.Its the same here,traveling on long flights with little ones is always an unforgettable experience for me.Glad you managed to lure him with candies:)