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Biriyani

Rated as 4.27 out of 5 Stars

"One of the most well-known Indian-Pakistani dishes made. A spicy chicken and rice dish."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 395 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Mix in the yogurt and vinegar. Place the onion in the skillet, and cook until tender. Mix in the garlic, ginger paste, green chile peppers, and tomatoes. Cook and stir until tomatoes are tender. Season with garam masala, mint, salt, and pepper, and mix in the cilantro.
  2. Place the chicken in the skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and continue cooking 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken juices run clear.
  3. Bring the water and rice to a boil in a large pot. Mix in the bay leaf, green cardamom, black cardamom, and cinnamon. Season with salt to taste. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes.
  4. In a separate pot, alternate the rice and chicken mixture in layers, topping with rice. Sprinkle with the food coloring, and mix to serve.

Footnotes

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  • Powdered yellow food coloring, frequently used in Indian dishes and generally turmeric-based, may be found at Indian food stores or food specialty shops.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 395 calories; 11 g fat; 55.9 g carbohydrates; 16.2 g protein; 31 mg cholesterol; 43 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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quick, easy, and delish. I used 2.10 # of boneless breasts and cut them into chunk size pieces and just simmered them in the sauce. I could see by the quantity of dry rice that it was wayyyyy ...

Most helpful critical review

Lots of ingredients with not enough flavor. Portion size was huge...

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quick, easy, and delish. I used 2.10 # of boneless breasts and cut them into chunk size pieces and just simmered them in the sauce. I could see by the quantity of dry rice that it was wayyyyy ...

I played around with the spices til it was to our taste. The other changes I made were to use fresh mint, and canned tomatoes; I used turmeric to color the rice yellow; I also added about half ...

Yummy yumm yum! I love this recipe. Suprised hubby with it. He is from Pakistan. (and me I am a white girl from the midwest.) This is easy to follow. Only difference I made was cut down on ...

Next time I'll use a little less oil, but this was fantastic! No leftovers tonight!

Lots of ingredients with not enough flavor. Portion size was huge...

This recipe is great! Turned out great! Biryani, is an art...you just need to practice once or twice.

Far too much rice and, although the flavour is nice it needs more. The next time I will make only half of the rice and double the garam masala. Otherwise, it was a hit with the family.

I followed the recipe exactly & agree with halving the rice part of this recipe but keeping everything else the same. The chicken gets a bit lost in all that rice. I'm still giving it 5 stars ...

That looks delish