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Chicken Biryani – A South Asian Blend

Biryani is a spicy South-Asian rice dish cooked in meat, tomatoes and an aromatic blend of spices. It is traditionally cooked in lamb meat but chicken is also a great and widely preferred option. This mouthwatering platter will make you famous in your friends circle for making the best spicy rice blend ever.

 Servings: 4

 Cooking time:  4 hours



  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  •  2 lb chicken cut into pieces
  •  8-10 mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons coriander leaves chopped
  •  2 tablespoons chili powder
  •  1 teaspoon all-spice powder
  •  1 teaspoon ginger paste
  •  1 teaspoon garlic paste
  •  1 medium onion, blended into paste
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3 green chilies sliced
  • Yellow food color
  •  3-4 tomatoes chopped
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil


  •  2 cups uncooked basmati rice
  •  10 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 teaspoon salt



  • Marinate chicken with yogurt, salt, red chili, onion paste, turmeric, ginger and garlic. Mix in the tomatoes.
  • Boil water in a pot and cook the rice till they are half cooked. Add in oil and salt. Make sure the rice does not overcook. Drain the water.
  • Turn on the slow cooker and add the chicken marinade.
  • Layer rice over the batter and cook on low heat for 3 hours.
  • Uncover the pot and sprinkle garam masala and pinch of food color. Add green chilies, coriander and mint leaves too.
  • Cook for another hour till the chicken is fully cooked and the rice is ready.
  •   Serve with salad or yogurt sauce.


Categories: Chicken, Chili powder, Coriander Leaves, Course, Garlic, Ginger, Green Chillies, Holiday, Hot, Indian, Indian all-spice powder, Main Dish, mint leaves, Onion, Salt, Tomatoes, Turmeric, vegetable oil, Yellow food color, Yogurt

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