Best Recipe for Chicken Biryani Served With Mint Yogurt

If you are trying to find a new rice-based dish to try out, you have to give this recipe for chicken biryani a go! It is not the fastest or easiest rice dish that is for sure, but it certainly is delicious and different. It can be a great dish if you are planning to invite people over for dinner because it’s super easy to make a bigger batch. So if you are planning a Bollywood night this should definitely be one of your go-to dishes. 

Best Recipe for Chicken Biryani Served With Mint Yogurt

Best Recipe for Chicken Biryani Served With Mint Yogurt

I don’t know why but in my own culinary journey I have always been reluctant to cook Indian food. It may be because I have not been brought up with it and I tried it for the first time as an adult. But even after realising what I have been missing out, I would still hardly ever cook it at home and mostly get a takeaway from the Indian place near my house. Nevertheless, I have overcome my fear of cooking Indian! I can’t say that I am a pro – I will never be, but it is a lot of fun to try and challenge myself in the kitchen to cook more dishes that I am not that familiar with. And after all, practice makes perfect, so there is still hope!

To see how to make some other Indian dishes that we recommend have a look at Indian spiced meatballs in curry sauce recipe or Mild South Indian Coconut & Prawn Curry Recipe. For more food inspirations check out our Private Chefs and what kinds of delicious dishes they have been cooking!

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Chicken biriyani
Recipe adapted from Feasting at Home: feastingathome.com
chicken biryani
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1.5 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1.5 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
chicken biryani
Instructions
  1. In a large dish melt ghee over medium-high heat. Add cinnamon, cloves, crushed cardamom pods and diced onion. Saute 2 minutes and turn heat down to medium, stirring occasionally.
  2. Place yogurt, cilantro, mint, ginger and garlic into the blender and blend, adding a little bit of water to get blender going, if necessary. Set aside.
  3. Add dry spices and salt to the pan with the onion- turmeric, cumin, coriander, chilli powder and salt. Stir for a minute or two, then pour in the yogurt mixture from the blender. Add the tomatoes and the split chillies. Cook over medium low heat about 10 -15 minutes, or until oil separates.
  4. Cut and salt the chicken, and add it to the pot, and continuing cooking, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes, until chicken begins to brown and becomes tender. Slowly stir in ¼ cup oil.
  5. Add the washed Basmati rice and the water. Double check you've added the salt.
  6. Stir just a bit. Bring to a boil. Continue simmering over medium heat, uncovered until most of the water has evaporated. Be patient. Once it looks like the photo above its ready to cover.
  7. Lower the heat to lowest setting.
  8. Cover pot with a moist cloth, place the lid on top, bringing the corners of the cloth towards the lid handle ( to prevent a fire). Cook on lowest heat 40 minutes -1 hour or until the rice is tender.
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