2 June, 2018
Chicken Biryani Recipe
The Bible talks about servant leadership. Leadership is not just about delegating tasks but also about being able to handle any situation. These days both the husband and wife have full time jobs so the work at home needs to be shared equally between them. The men of our Church participated in a short leadership course in order to train them to be well balanced leaders in their home, who are able to assist in the kitchen. John Pillay with the help of his family, taught the men how to cook a pot of chicken biryani from start to finish. Here’s the recipe for making your own Chicken Biryani.
|2 1/2 cups, Rice||1 tea spoon, mixed ginger and garlic|
|Briyani dhall – 2 tablespoon||2 stems, curry leaf|
|2 table spoon salt||1 pkt breyani mix|
|1 whole chicken||chillie powder (Extra special chillie powder & Extra special ginger & garlic masala – 2 tea spoon for mild and 4 tea spoon for hot)|
|4 potatoes||jeera & dhania|
|4-6 green chillies||garam masala|
|2 jam tomatoes||tumeric|
|1 onion||2 tea spoon salt|
|15 stems of dhania||3 table spoon oil|
|15 stems of mint||4 – 6 potatoes|
|5 stems of time||Rama margarine (250g)|
Step 1: Prepare the Rice
Wash rice and breyani dhall together. Add salt and bring to boil for -+20 min.
Always make sure there is enough water for the rice to boil. Check if grains are almost edible. Strain rice
Step 2: Prepare the Chicken
Cut chicken in pieces. Remove skin (Optional). Wash chicken pieces and place in pot.
Step 3: Add Herbs to the Chicken
Clean the following herbs and add it to the pot:
- Dhania. (Coriander)
- Two stems of curry leave.
- 4-6 green chillies
Step 4: Add the Spices
Now add the following spices to the herbs and chicken.
1 teaspoon -ginger and garlic
4 crushed bay leaves
3-5 crushed cinnamon sticks
2 crushed star seeds
2 teaspoon – Jeera powder
2 teaspoon – Chillie powder
1-2 teaspoon – Tumeric powder
Step 5: Time to Cook
Next you need to cut an onion and add it to the Pot. Then add 2 tablespoons of salt and 3 tablespoons of oil.
Place pot on the stove and cook on low heat. Add water so that curry will not burn. Next clean and cut the potatoes and add to the curry. Once the potatoes are almost cooked, add the rice and cook until potatoes are thoroughly cooked. Lastly add half a block of Rama margarine to the biryani.
Recipe by John Pillay
Hi, I’m Clinton. My goal is to emulate Jesus and follow his example but if all else fails, I’ll be like David. A writer, a man after God’s own heart and someone not to be trifled with. I believe in discussing life in a candid, no holds barred manner that stimulates personal growth.
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