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Chicken Biryani

Neha.Gupta's picture
  Basmati rice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), rinsed
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cardamom 5
  Whole cloves 3
  Cinnamon stick 1
  Vegetable oil 3 Tablespoon
  Onions 3 , sliced
  Chicken breasts 4 , cubed
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chilies 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), finely chopped
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon, finely chopped
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Cilantro 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Saffron threads 1⁄2 Teaspoon, soaked
  Water 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Toasted slivered almonds 3 Tablespoon, garnish (For Garnishing)
  Cilantro 1 Teaspoon (For Garnishing)

- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Bring a pan of water to a boil, add the rice, salt, cardamom pods, cloves and cinnamon stick; boil for two minutes and then drain, leaving the whole spices in the rice.
- Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions for about 8 minutes, until browned.
- Add the chicken, followed by the ground cloves, cardamom, chilies, cumin, coriander, black pepper, garlic, ginger and lemon juice; stir-fry for 15 minutes.
- Transfer the chicken mixture to a casserol
- Sprinkle on the cilantro, spoon on the plain yogurt and top with drained basmati rice.
- Drizzel the saffron and milk over the rice and pour on 2/3 cup water.
- Cover tightly and bake in the oven for 1 hour.
- Transfer to a warmed serving platter and remove the whole spices from the rice.
- Garnish with toasted almonds and freshly chopped cilantro and serve with plain yogurt.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes

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sfehmi's picture
Looks good
tomrob's picture
Hi I'm going to make this tomorrow. Silly questions perhaps, but please tell me:- 5 whole cardamom pods - green or black? 1/4 teaspoon ground chillies - means, chillie powder? Thanks Tom
Neha.Gupta's picture
Thanks.. I have been "hibernating" from IFood for past 6 months due to my busy job... I dont know if you already tried this or not... But to answer your question.. Cardamom Pods - Green You can either use crushed red pepper OR red chilli powder - Your choice...
Neha.Gupta's picture
Yes, you can skip the Saffron.. Saffron is used to give the yellow/red color to the rice grains..
Chicken Biryani Recipe