Chicken Biryani #dinner #recipes

Chicken Biryani #dinner #recipes

Biryani is a festival of all that is incredible about Indian sustenance – the exciting fragrances, the energetic hues, the cushy rice and those addictive curry flavors. Make this Chicken Biryani with your protein of decision – or attempt a vegetable biryani!

Basically, it's your preferred chicken curry (or vegetable or other protein of decision) covered under a hill of gently spiced fleecy rice, all made in one pot. The rice is steamed over a low warmth so it assimilates the kinds of the curry foaming endlessly underneath. So more or less, it's each curry cherishing carb beasts' blessing from heaven. It has my name composed on top of it!

There's a protracted rundown yet there's nothing extraordinary here, you can discover every one of these flavors at regular markets here in Australia. A few plans call for Asafoetida which is an Indian flavor that requires an excursion to an Indian food merchant. We attempted it with and without, and I swear we couldn't taste a distinction. So we don't utilize it.

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Chicken Biryani #dinner #recipes

Curried chicken cooked in a pot buried under a mount of fragrant, fluffy rice. Biryani is a celebration of all that we love about Indian food! Make this with other proteins or vegetables.


  • 750 g / 1.5 lb chicken thighs , skin on, bone in, halved along bone.


  • 2/3 cup / 150 ml yoghurt , plain
  • 1/2 cup / 125 ml water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (or other plain oil)
  • 6 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne (adjust spiciness to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 2 tsp garam marsala
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp paprika , sweet / ordinary (not smoked)
  • 1 3/4 tsp salt


  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 10 cloves
  • 5 dried bay leaves
  • 1 star anise
  • 6 green cardamon pods
  • 2 1/4 cups / 450g basmati rice


  • 2 medium onions (yellow, brown) , halved and finely sliced
  • 1 cup / 250 ml oil , for frying


  • 1 tsp saffron threads (loosely packed)
  • 2 tbsp warm water


  • 1 cup coriander / cilantro , chopped
  • 60 g / 1/4 cup ghee or unsalted butter , melted


  • Crispy onions (above)
  • Chopped coriander / cilantro
  • Yoghurt


  1. Mix Marinade in a large pot (about 26cm / 11" diameter). Add chicken and coat well. Marinade 20 minutes to overnight.


  1. Bring 3 litres / 3 quarts water to the boil, add salt and spices.
  2. Add rice, bring back up to the boil then cook for 4 minutes, or until rice is just cooked still a bit firm in the middle. Rice will taste salty at this stage, disappears in next stage of cooking.
  3. Drain immediately. Set aside. ( leaving whole spices in)


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Cook onion, in batches, for 3 to 4 minutes, until golden brown. Don't burn - they become bitter.
  2. Remove onto paper towel lined plate. Repeat with remaining onion.


  1. Place in a bowl, leave for 10 minutes+.


  1. Place pot with chicken in it onto a stove over medium heat. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove lid. Cook for 5 minutes, turning chicken twice.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Turn chicken so skin side is down - it should cover most of the base of the pot.
  5. Scatter over half the onion then half the coriander.
  6. Top with all the rice. Gently pat down and flatten surface.
  7. Drizzle saffron across rice surface in random pattern, then drizzle over ghee.
  8. Place lid on. Return to stove over medium heat.
  9. As soon as you see steam, turn down to low then cook for 25 minutes.
  10. Remove from stove, rest with lid on for 10 minutes.


  1. Aim to serve it so you get nice patches of yellow rice, white rice, the curry stained rice + chicken (rather than all mixed up). To do this, use a large spoon and dig deep into the pot, and try to scoop up as much as you can in one scoop.
  2. Turn out into bowl - or onto platter. Garnish with remaining onion and coriander with yoghurt on the side (see Note 7 for Minted Yoghurt)

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