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Bollywood Bliss: Spicy Chicken Biryani with a Twist

Chicken Biryani

About the Dish:

Chicken Biryani is a popular Indian dish that consists of rice cooked with chicken, spices, and aromatic herbs. It is a flavorful and aromatic one-pot dish that is often served with raita or a side salad. The chicken is marinated in a mixture of yogurt and spices to enhance the flavors, and then cooked with fragrant basmati rice to create a satisfying and delicious meal.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 100mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 50g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 2g
Protein 30g


Ingredient Quantity
Chicken 500g
Basmati rice 2 cups
Onion 2 medium
Yogurt 1 cup
Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoons
Green chili 2
Biryani masala 2 tablespoons
Ghee 3 tablespoons
Bay leaves 2
Cinnamon 1-inch stick
Cloves 4
Cardamom 4
Saffron strands 10
Mint leaves A handful
Cilantro leaves A handful

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Marinate the chicken with yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, biryani masala, and salt for 1 hour.
  • Step 2: In a large pan, heat ghee and add bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. Sauté for a minute until fragrant.
  • Step 3: Add sliced onions and green chilies to the pan and cook until the onions turn golden brown.
  • Step 4: Add the marinated chicken to the pan and cook until it is partially cooked.
  • Step 5: In a separate pot, cook the basmati rice until it is 70% cooked.
  • Step 6: Layer the partially cooked chicken and cooked rice in a large pot. Sprinkle saffron strands, mint leaves, and cilantro leaves on top.
  • Step 7: Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and cook on low heat for 20 minutes until the rice is fully cooked and the flavors have melded together.
  • Step 8: Serve hot with raita or a side salad.

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