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Chicken Biryani Recipe

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The Bible talks about servant leadership. Leadership is not just about deligating 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.

Ingredients

  • Rice – 2,5 cups
  • Briyani dhall – 2 tablespoon
  • 2 table spoon salt
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 4 potatoes
  • 4-6 green chillies
  • 2 jam tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 15 stems of dhania
  • 15 stems of mint
  • 5 stems of time
  • 1 tea spoon of mixed ginger and garlic
  • 2 stems curry leave
  • 1 pkt breyani mix
  • chillie powder (Extra special chillie powder & Extra special ginger & garlic masala – 2 tea spoon for mild and 4 tea spoon for hot)
  • jeera & dhania
  • garam masala
  • tumeric
  • 2 tea spoon salt
  • 3 table spoon oil
  • 4 – 6 potatoes
  • Rama margarine (250g)

Instructions

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)
  • Mint.
  • Tyme.
  • 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

 

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