If you are packet masala user, then its my request , please try this recipe because the homemade masala with freshly ground spices give a very good taste to your biryani . Before taking biryani class I was also a packet biryani maker but now I left all packet masalas and started making with freshly ground masalas.
1/2kg Basmati Rice
½ kg Chicken Pieces/mutton/beef
1/2 cup Milk(add green cardamom in it)
1 cup Yogurt (curd)
2 sliced onion(brown it)
1 tbsp Ginger julienne cutting
3-4 Garlic cloves
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
¼ tsp black cumin powder
2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1/2 tsp Green Cardamom Powder
10-12 laung/ cloves
2 tbsp Green Coriander Leaves
Salt to taste
1 cup Oil
Heat up oil and fry chicken now add yogurt and laung , fry with chicken.
Add tomatoes ,salt,garam masala,kala zeera,lal mirch,turmeric and ginger cook it on low flame.
Heat water (2 ½ times more than the rice). As soon as it boils, add the whole masala, rice and salt to taste.
Cook the rice till ¾ done and then drain in the colander.
Mix pinch of yellow color in cardamom milk.
Grease a pot and evenly layer the cooked rice,garlic cloves, meat (and its gravy) in it to form at least 2 sets of layers (rice-meat-rice-meat-rice). Garnish with the previously caramalised onions. Cover the dish tightly.let it cook for 10 mins.
Serve hot with raita.