How to Make Chicken Biryani (Baked Chicken with Rice)

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For marinating the chicken:
2 lbs. bone in, skinless chicken pieces (see notes)
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 cup fried onions (see notes)
2 tbsps. lemon juice
5-6 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch cube ginger, minced
1 1/2 tsps. my Garam Masala
1 tsp. coriander powder
1 tsp. cumin powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. nutmeg powder
1/4 tsp. mace, crumbled
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 tbsp. vegetable oil or melted butter
For the rice:
1 1/2 cups Basmati rice
2 cups hot water
1 tsp. black peppercorns
1/2 tsp. black cumin seeds…