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    Sri Lankan Chicken Biriyani

    Sri Lankan Chicken Biriyani. Photo by Brian Holley

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    45 mins

    10 mins

    35 mins

    Brian Holley's Note:

    Super nutty , fruity, chicken dish.I cooked this yesterday and it was super. This is a one pot dish so not too much washing up, (that's a bonus) I served this with naan bread, but a crusty bread would work well.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onions till golden brown.
    2. 2
      melt the butter in the same pan.
    3. 3
      Add the peas, raisins and fry for 1 minute.
    4. 4
      Remove the onion peas and raisins, leaving the fat and oil in the pan. Set on one side till later.
    5. 5
      Turn the heat down and cook the chilli powder, curry powder, curry leaves, garlic and ginger for 4 minutes.
    6. 6
      Add the meat and black pepper, cook for 10 minutes.
    7. 7
      Add the tomatoes, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric and salt and cook for 2 minutes.
    8. 8
      Add 1 1/2 cups of water and cook till the meat is almost cooked.
    9. 9
      Remove 1/2 cup of the gravy and set aside.
    10. 10
      Add the rice to the pan with just enough water to cook the rice, stir and cover the pot. Cook on low heat for about 18 mins till rice is cooked.
    11. 11
      Serve garnished with the the onions, peas and raisins,and nuts, and the gravy on the side. A simple pineapple curry goes well with this dish, even the kids love it.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 12, 2009

      55

    • on October 16, 2008

      45

      its mouth watering

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    Nutritional Facts for Sri Lankan Chicken Biriyani

    Serving Size: 1 (445 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1054.6
     
    Calories from Fat 424
    40%
    Total Fat 47.1 g
    72%
    Saturated Fat 14.1 g
    70%
    Cholesterol 107.9 mg
    35%
    Sodium 424.3 mg
    17%
    Total Carbohydrate 123.5 g
    41%
    Dietary Fiber 7.7 g
    30%
    Sugars 25.7 g
    102%
    Protein 37.4 g
    74%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fresh ginger

    curry leaves

    green cardamoms

    cloves

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