- 1 whole chicken (1.2kg)
- 1 tablespoon garlic paste (garlic pounded or processed in food processer)
- 1 tablespoon ginger paste
- 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic cloves
- 5 cardamoms
- 3-inch cinnamon stick
- 1-1/4 cup plain yoghurt
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 large onion (sliced and fried till it turned dark brown and caramelized)
- 3 cups basmati rice Saffron or yellow food colouring
- Water, Salt
- 1 cup mint leaves
- 1 cup corrander leaves Salad
- 1 ripe pineapple
- 2 cucumber
- 1 onion
- 1 green chilli (de-seeded)
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Number of servings: 6
Amount per serving
Carbohydrates (g): 61
Protein (g): 43
Total Fat (g): 33
Of which saturated (g): 10
Cholesterol (mg): 186
- Cut the chicken into quarters and mix the chicken with the biryani ingredients except for the rice and water.
- Let it marinate for 30 minutes.
- Wash the basmati rice and boil the rice with salt until it is 40% cooked. Drain the rice.
- Place the marinated chicken mix in a heavy pot, start layering by sprinkle half of the mint and coriander leaves on the chicken mix, add in half of the drained rice.
- Sprinkle the remaining mint and coriander leaves.
- Add in the remaining rice and scatter pour the saffron water mix on top of the rice.
- Cover and let the biryani cook.
- Once the aroma fills the room, uncover and check if the rice is cooked.
- Mix the rice with the chicken by lifting up the chicken from the bottom of the pot and let the spices mix well with the rice.
- Cut the pineapple into cut chunks, slice the cucumber, onion and de-seeded green chilli.
- Mix well with the salt, lemon juice and sugar.
- Let it rest in the fridge until the rice is ready.
- Serve with plain yoghurt as desired.
For a healthier version of this recipe
For less fat and less calories, always use skinless chicken breast instead of whole chicken cooked with the skin; in addition, you can substitute the full fat yoghurt with skimmed yoghurt which contains less fat, less calories but the same amount of Calcium!
Good source of
potassium, phosphorus, Vitamin A, Folate