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Chicken Biryani

  Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm), crushed
  Fresh root ginger 3 Inch, grated
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Cloves 1 Teaspoon
  Black peppercorns 1 Teaspoon
  Cardamom pods 3 (Use Seeds)
  Coriander seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Turmeric 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 4 Tablespoon
  Thick greek yogurt 1⁄2 Pint (300 Milliliter)
  Chicken 3 Pound, cut into 8 joints (1.5 Kilogram)
  Saffron threads 10
  Hot milk 1⁄2 Pint (300 Milliliter)
  Basmati rice 1 Pound (500 Gram)
  Cinnamon stick 1 , broken up
  Bay leaves 2
  Cardamom pods 6 , bruised
  Chicken stock 1⁄4 Pint (150 Milliliter)
  Sultanas 3 Ounce (75 Gram)
  Toasted almonds 2 Ounce (50 Gram)

Blend the garlic, ginger, onion, cloves, peppercorns, cardamom seeds, coriander and cumin seeds and turmeric into a paste, and fry it in half the oil for 2-3 minutes.
Leave to cool, stir in the yogurt and spread over the chicken.
Cover and leave to marinate for at least 3 hours.
Heat the remaining oil in a large casserole.
Remove the chicken from the marinade, brown on all sides, remove from the heat and add the leftover marinade.
Soak the saffron in the milk.
Put the rice into a saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil.
Simmer for 5 minutes.
Drain and place on top of the chicken.
Add the cinnamon stick, bay leaves and cardamon pods.
Pour the milk and the stock over the rice, cover the casserole with a lid and cook in a preheated oven, 150°C (300°F), Gas Mark 2, for 1 hour.
Put the sultanas and almonds on top of the rice for the last 10 minutes of cooking.
Serve garnished with silver leaf, and fried onion, if liked.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Main Dish
Rice, Chicken
Preparation Time: 
180 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
270 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 749 Calories from Fat 306

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 34 g52.4%

Saturated Fat 7.4 g37%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 117.4 mg39.1%

Sodium 156.7 mg6.5%

Total Carbohydrates 65 g21.7%

Dietary Fiber 3.7 g14.9%

Sugars 9.3 g

Protein 44 g88.7%

Vitamin A 4.8% Vitamin C 6%

Calcium 13.8% Iron 23.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chicken Biryani Recipe