Chicken breyani

Recipe from: 21 September 2010
breyani

Ingredients 22
Servings 8
Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1
    kg
    chicken, cut into portions
  • 125
    ml
    oil
  • 4
    medium onions, finely chopped
  • 4
    medium potatoes, cubed
  • 200
    g
    rice
  • 250
    ml
    red lentils
  • 5
    ml
    ground coriander
  • 5
    ml
    saffron
  • 1
    stick cinnamon
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 4
    cardamom seeds
  • 5
    ml
    cumin seeds
  • 5
    ml
    turmeric
  • 15
    ml
    chopped chillies
  • 1
    tomato, skinned and coarsely chopped
  • 50
    ml
    lemon juice
  • 5
    ml
    salt
  • Black peppercorns
  • 3
    cloves garlic
  • 250
    ml
    plain yoghurt
  • 1
    piece of 2 cm fresh root ginger, crushed
  • 4
    hard-boiled eggs, shelled and thinly sliced
 

Method

2 hours 30 mins
 
Heat oil in a frying pan and brown onions. Remove and set aside.
Add potatoes to the pan and sauté until lightly browned.
Remove, drain on absorbent paper and set aside.
Cook rice in salted boiling water until almost tender but still firm.
Boil lentils for a few minutes in salted water, then drain.
Combine rice, lentils and a quarter of the fried onions.
Rub salt into chicken pieces and place in a large mixing bowl.
Combine coriander, saffron, cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric, chillies, tomato, lemon juice, salt, peppercorns, remaining fried onion, garlic, yoghurt and ginger in a bowl.
Pour over chicken and leave for 30 minutes.
Invert a heavy dinner plate in a large saucepan to cover bottom completely and  arrange ingredients on top of plate as follows: half browned potatoes, sprinkled with 5 ml oil, chicken and marinade, hard-boiled eggs, rice and lentils, remaining potatoes, rest of oil sprinkled over contents.
Close tightly and simmer, without stirring, for 1½ - 2 hours.

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