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Chicken Biryani

Posted in: Recipe, The Main Event by Natasha on November 22, 2010

Chicken Biryani

Serves 4

  1. To make the marinate crush together Cardamom seeds, cumin seeds and pepper corns and add to a clean bowl.
  2. Into the bowl add the yogurt, ginger, garlic, garam masala, turmeric, salt, chilli powder, ground coriander and mint leaves.
  3. De-seed and chop the chilli and chop the coriander and add to the marinate.
  4. Cut the chicken into slices and mix into the marinate, cover and refrigerate for 1~3 hours.
  5. While the chicken is marinating soak the basmati rice in cold water (for at least 1 hour).
  6. Drain the basmati rice and put on a saucepan of water to boil.
  7. When boiled add the cooking oil and then the rice and cook for about 7 minutes (or until half cooked) and drain.
  8. Peel and slice an onion and brown on a pan for 2~3 minutes.
  9. Add the saffron to about 10~20 mls of water and leave for about 5~10 minutes.
  10. Into a large non-stick pot (with a fitted lid) add the chicken and marinate, layer the onions over the marinate and then place the basmati rice on top.
  11. Spoon on the saffron colored water onto the rice.
  12. Place the lid onto the pot and cook on high for 5 minutes then reduce the heat and cook on medium for 15 minutes and on low for a further 15~20 minutes (or until the chicken is cooked through).
  13. Serve hot

Try our delicious riatarecipe as a perfect accompaniment for your chicken biryani!

  • 8~10 Cardamon Pods
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 4~6 Black Pepper Corns
  • 300 g Natural Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Minced Ginger
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Tumeric
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 2~3 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 4 Chicken Fillets
  • 350 g Basmati Rice
  • Pinch of Saffron
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 large Onions
  • 1 handlful Fresh Coriander


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