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Friday, April 20, 2007

Malay Chicken Briyani

Nina asked me to post my way of making chicken briyani since she make hers from scratch. *respect* I can be pretty lazy when it comes to cooking. Back in KL, my fav place for briyani ayam madu (briyani with honey chicken) would be at Mahbub Restaurant in Bangsar. I can never have enough of their briyani ayam madu. If you're in KL, you should give it a try. Iv somehow managed to get all my friends addicted to that place!

Nowadays, (since I have to do the cooking myself!) I use Shan's briyani mix for both beef and chicken. Being a sucker for kicap manis (sweet soy sauce), I will always have chopped green chili in sweet soy sauce with my briyani. Im going to share with you how I make the malay chicken briyani.

1 cup basmati rice (rinsed)
1 3/4 cup water
2 tablespoon ghee oil (or vegetable oil)
half onion & 2" ginger (finely chopped)
4 spices - 3 cardamom seed, 1" cinnamon stick, 2 star anise seed, 3-4 cloves (rinsed)
4-5 pcs chicken
2 tablespoon shan's briyani mix
1 tablespoon adabi's briyani mix (optional)
Salt, sugar, pepper


Marinate the chicken with the briyani mixes for at least half an hour.

Heat up the ghee oil in a pot and add the 4-spices until aromatic. Add in the chopped onion & garlic and the chicken. Keep stirring for about 3-4min.

Add the rice and water and salt, sugar, pepper. Stir and let it boil. Cover and simmer for 25min.


Anonymous said...

Cik kakak,

No need for respect....I was sweating blood preparing the briyani from scratch ... It could be the first, last and always! Alas, we don't have places to buy ready made rempah here...

I am now salivating...
La Nina

Jannie said...

wow..can make ar when I visit u..hehe

PrincessJournals said...

Nina, nanti il buy and send some to u ok?

Jannie, whc 1 do u want? nasi lemak or chicken briyani? :P

Anonymous said...

Hi Princessjournals / can get the rempah from any Indian store, especially the brand SHAN. Indian stores have varities of rempah. I'm a fan of indian products cause it's the closest taste to Malaysian food here in the States.

Ms. Missing Malaysia

PrincessJournals said...

thanks for visiting my blog missing msia. yes, thts where i got my shan's mixes! ;)

Ms eNVy said...

This recipe looks so easy .. I will definitely try it out .. will go to the Indian store this weekend to look for Shan Briyani mix .. something for me to cook during Puasa month :) .. Thanks dear ;)