Chicken Biryani Recipe

Chicken Biryani Recipe

45-minute recipe Serves 6
Biryani is an Indian dish composed of rice, spices and meat. Extra vegetables or potatoes are often included in different regional varieties. This chicken biryani recipe is inspired by the traditional dish, and aims to help you made your own version at home with a shortcut biryani spice mix.
45-minute recipe Serves 6


Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 30 mins
  • 1

    Place rice in a strainer and rinse under running water until water runs clear. Place in a large pot and fill with enough cold water to cover rice by 3/4-in. Place pot over medium-high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and par-cook until rice is still crunchy in the centre, 10 minutes.

  • 2

    Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over medium. Add oil, then onions, shallots, garlic and ginger and fry until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Remove one large tablespoonful of onion mixture to a plate and reserve for garnish.

  • 3

    Add chicken to frying pan. Cook until no longer pink, about 4 minutes.

  • 4

    Add biryani seasoning mix and stir until combined, then stir in yogurt and raisins and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes.

  • 5

    Transfer mixture to pot with par-cooked rice and mix to combine. Place a clean kitchen towel over the pot, then cover with lid. Cook over low for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

  • 6

    Serve biryani garnished with almonds and reserved onion mixture.

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