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    Chicken Biryani

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    1 hr 30 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    - Carla -'s Note:

    Biryani is a combination of rice with meat, chicken, shrimp, vegetables or fish. It is a meal within itself. Don't be put off by the long list of ingredients, it is really an easy dish to prepare and tasty too.

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 375°F.
    2. 2
      Bring a pan of water to a boil and add the rice, salt, cardamom pods, cloves and cinnamon stick; boil for two minutes and then drain, leaving the whole spices in the rice.
    3. 3
      Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions for about 8 minutes, until browned.
    4. 4
      Add the chicken, followed by the ground cloves, cardamom, chilies, cumin, coriander, black pepper, garlic, ginger and lemon juice; stir-fry 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Transfer the chicken mixture to a casserole and lay the sliced tomatoes on top.
    6. 6
      Sprinkle on the cilantro, spoon on the plain yogurt and top with drained basmati rice.
    7. 7
      Drizzle the saffron and milk over the rice and pour on 2/3 cup water.
    8. 8
      Cover tightly and bake in the oven for 1 hour.
    9. 9
      Transfer to a warmed serving platter and remove the whole spices from the rice.
    10. 10
      Garnish with toasted almonds and freshly chopped cilantro and serve with plain yogurt.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 20, 2001


      I liked the recipe but it was rather bland. I expected more flavor with all the spices that were used. It was easy to make, the rice was very good, I would probably use four red chillies the next time.I was unsure as to how much cilantro to add and when to add it.

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    • on June 01, 2001


      That recipe is really inviting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken Biryani

    Serving Size: 1 (559 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 763.3
    Calories from Fat 293
    Total Fat 32.6 g
    Saturated Fat 7.4 g
    Cholesterol 114.1 mg
    Sodium 437.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 72.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.7 g
    Sugars 9.8 g
    Protein 45.9 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    whole cardamom pods

    cardamom pods

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