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Biryani Masala

 Ingredients For Biryani Masala

Ingredients For Biryani Masala

For Biryani Masala
•Bayleaf – 1
•Cinammon – 2 inch piece
•Cloves – 5
•Green cardomom – 5
•Black cardomom – 1 large
•Black pepper corns – 1/2 tsp.
•Shajeera – 1 tsp.
•Fennel – 1/2 tsp.
•Cumin – 1/2 tsp.
•Mace – 1
•Nutmeg – 1 pinch
•Staranise – 3 petals

Dry roast all these ingredients and make into powder.
This will make approx. 1 tbsp of biryani masala.

Biryani masala powder

Biryani masala powder

Use this biryani masala for Chicken Biryani or Mutton Biryani or even for Vegetable Biryani.

See Recipes for Brinjal Biryani….The vegetarian special.

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Kezia’s Special Chicken Fry With Cashews

Chicken Fry with Cashews

This is my Chicken special Signature dish.Just tried with the same ingredients as other dishes but with a bit differently and this turned out well and yummy.Try this for yourself to have a taste of my home taste.

Ingredients

Chicken drumsticks and wings – 4 of each with skin

For the marinade

Red chilli powder -3/4 tsp

Turmeric – a pinch

Salt – as per taste

Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Lemon juice – 1/4 tsp

Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp

Garam masala – 1/4 tsp

For the second Process

Oil – 1 tbsp

Yoghurt/curd – 2 tbsps

Salt – a pinch

Pepper powder – a dash

Cashews – 10 -12 whole

Garlic – 2 large pods Sliced

Ginger – 1 “pc sliced

Onion – 1 sliced

Green chilli – 4-5 sliced lengthwise

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Fresh mint – few leaves

Fresh coriander – 2 tbsp chopped

Method of preparation

Step – 1

Wash chicken and pat dry, make a few slits on the chicken pieces.Apply all the ingredients mentioned for marinade and keep for atleast half an hour.

Step – 2

Now place a shallow non-stick fry pan on heat and add 3-4 tbsps of oil and fry the chicken pieces till they brown on all sides well.When done remove onto a platter and let cool.

Step – 3

Take a paring knife or a fork and scrape off all the fried chicken meat from the bones and keep apart.Discard the bones.

Step – 4

Now place the same pan and add a tsp of oil and fry the cashews whole or halved and add all the other ingredients mentioned except yoghurt and saute for 4 mins .Then add the fried chicken pieces and yoghurt and stir fry till all the yoghurt evaporates and remove onto serving platter.

Kezia's Special Chicken Fry with Cashews

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