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QUINOA CHICKEN BIRYANI

Ingredients

  • Marrination time: 30 Mins Preparation Time : 10 mins Cook Time : 20 Mins
  • 2 cups quinoa (boiled and strained)
  • 2 onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tomato (chopped)
  • 3 green chili (slit open)
  • 1 Tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves/Cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup fresh yogurt/curd (beaten)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • Salt to taste

To Marinate:

  • 250 gms chicken (cut into pieces)
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 Tbsp yogurt/curd
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Tempering:

  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 4 clove
  • 2" stick cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf (small)
  • 3 Cardamom
  • Preparation:

    Marinate the chicken with the ingredients mentioned under marination and set aside for at least 30 minutes.

    Heat oil in a skillet or a pressure cooker, add the tempering ingredients then add onion, green chilli, mint leaves, cilantro, sprinkle little salt and sauté for 1-2 minutes followed by ginger garlic paste and sauté until the raw garlic smell dissipates

    Add tomatos and sauté till they turns soft and mushy.

    Now add the marinated chicken, chilli powder, turmeric powder and sauté.

    Cook the chicken till it is tender over low flame till it gets 3/4th cooked.

    Add 1 cup yogurt, 2 or 3 cups of water, salt according to taste and allow it to boil

    Once its boiling, reduce the flame and cook for 3 more minutes

    Spread a layer of Quinoa at the bottom followed by a layer of the chicken. Repeat the process and finish up with a layer Quinoa on top

    Eat with raita and a generous squeeze of lime.

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