Chicken Biriyani

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 303.0
  • Total Fat: 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 77.4 mg
  • Sodium: 77.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 28.7 g

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Spicy Indian Chicken Dish Spicy Indian Chicken Dish
Number of Servings: 8


    2 lbs boneless chicken
    2 roma tomatoes
    1 bunch plucked and chopped mint leaves
    1.5 inch ginger chopped
    10 cloves garlic chopped
    2 serrano peppers, seeded and chopped
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    1tsp turmeric powder
    salt to taste
    4 cloves
    4 cardamom pods
    2 inch stick of cinnamon
    2 bay leaves
    2 tblspns canola oil
    3 tblspns unsalted butter
    1.5 cups basmati rice


1. Soak rice in water for 20 minutes. Drain and reserve soaking water.

2. Heat oil and butter mixture; when hot add dry spices(cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and bay leaf).

3. Add ginger, garlic - fry for one minute; Add onions, serrano pepper, tomatoes, mint. Stir until onion is wilted.

4. Add chicken, turmeric, salt, and cayenne. Saute. Cover and cook 2 minutes.

5. Add the rice and measure out 2 1/4 cups of soaking water. Adjust water to amount present in chicken mixture. Salt to taste.

6. Bring mixture to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to minimum; cover and cook for 20 minutes.


Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HAPATH.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    Nice one - 3/19/11

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    Very Good
    It was a bit of work - but seemed worth it. I took a few shortcuts - I used spices in my cupboard for the Cardamom, Cloves. I also used Ginger paste and Garlic paste in stead of chopping all that. The ingredients were missing the onion so I added 1/2 an onion. I also ended up cooking 30 mins extra. - 3/8/09