Smoked Tandoori Biryani & Potato (aloo) Fry

Thursday, September 17, 2015



If you're anything like my family,
every Thursday night comes the question
"What should we make for Jummah Lunch?"

Being from an Indian Muslim household,
Friday lunch is hands down always a rice dish,
but usually it's the same old repeats week after week.

One Friday my mum decided to twist up the usual Biryani recipe.
Love Tandoori?
Love Biryani?
Now imagine both! Together! In one meal!!

It tasted amazing!
We smoked the meat,
and next time we're going to smoke the rice as well.

Hope you enjoy this recipe!




INGREDIENTS


Red Masala Paste (ground red chillies, freshly ground ginger and freshly crushed garlic)
Green Masala Paste (ground green chillies and fresh coriander)
Lemon Juice
Dry ground coriander
Ground cumin
Tumeric
Little Garam masala
Tandoori Masala
Yoghurt
Whole green chillies
Yellow food colouring
Fresh coriander
Fresh mint
Chopped onions
Chopped tomatoes
Olive oil
Boiled Rice
Dry fried onions


METHOD


  • Marinate chicken pieces in: 

Red Masala Paste
Green Masala Paste
Lemon Juice
Dry ground coriander
Ground cumin
Tumeric
Little Garam masala
Tandoori Masala
Yoghurt

Yellow food colouring 
Little olive oil
And a few whole green chillies 

  • Place in the oven to cook.




  • While the chicken in being cooked in the oven, take a pot the size big enough for the chicken and the rice.
  • In the pot add some olive oil, chopped or grated onions, cinnamon sticks (taj), clove (elachi) and braise till the onions are close to golden.
  • Quickly, add the tomatoes, a little of the above ingredients used to marinate the chicken (excluding yoghurt), cook on low add in the fresh coriander and mint, finally after cooking for a bit add the yoghurt. 


  • When the chicken is half way cooked its time to smoke it. 
  • Make a foil basket and place in the middle of the chicken.
  • Next heat a piece of charcoal till its red,
  • quickly place in the middle of the foil, top with some ghee (clarified butter) or just butter,
  • cover up and leave to smoke for a few minutes. 






  • After smoking the chicken, mix with the pot with the tomatoes, extra masala that you cooked while the chicken was cooking in the oven.
  • Add some oil and water.
  • Layer your boiled rice on top.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander and dry fried onions.
  • And steam.(I suggest smoking the rice before layering on top of the chicken also)




POTATO (ALOO) FRY

  • Thinly slice potato slices, mix with the same ingredients use to marinade the chicken (exclude the yoghurt and lemon juice).
  • Grill in to the oven till crispy.




SERVE WITH MANGO ACHAAR

Slice mango,
Achaar masala (check spice shops)
Oil
Rough Salt 

DHAY 

Sour milk (inkomazi)
Yoghurt
Green Masala Paste


  • Mix well and serve with the rice.


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17 comments

  1. It looks delicious.. tandoori and biryani together is just perfect..

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  2. Yum! This post is making me hungry lol

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    1. lol better try it out on Friday for Jummah lunch

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  3. Oh ma shaa Allah looks really yummy I'll try this in shaa Allah

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    1. Inshallah must let me know how it goes :)

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  4. I think I can smell all that aroma from your pics, this looks amazing Mashaa Allah.

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    1. Hahah not you only I still drool looking at the pictures. Jazakallah :)

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  5. Oh my this looks delicioussss!! I could soo eat that right now :) Just wondering is there something else I could use instead of the charcoal as I don't have that at home right now? JazakAllah

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    1. You could use a small piece of wood, which will give a wooden smokey taste too the food which is amazing on another level. Also you don't have to get a whole bag of charcoal just for this, you can purchase hookah/shisha coal which is small and heat it up and it is the same effect. I hope this helps

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  6. I am officially hunger. Mashallah this looks yummy, I must try it, inshallah.

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    1. Aww Inshallah and let me know how it goes when you do.

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  7. This looks so delicious! I'm getting so hungry now. :D

    xo
    Zeinab

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  8. Hey . All your recipes are quite amazing....For people who are not so greath in the kithcen could you please state the quantity of the ingredients used... Jazak'Allah

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    1. Jazakallah so much. I totally understand, I appreciate your suggestion. Inshallah I do plan to post quantities, the recipes I have been sharing have been drafted a while back hence the no quantities in some of them. In my new posts Inshallah I will start to do so :)

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  9. Slmz... can you give me a rough estimate of how much masala and yoghurt and tandoori masala I should put?

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