Dad's Biryani

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READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 8-10
YIELD: 1 pot
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the oil and saute the onions until tender and translucent.
  • Add the curry powder, cinnamon, ginger and coriander and fry for another minute.
  • Season the chicken pieces lightly with salt and pepper and add to the onion mixture.
  • Brown evenly.
  • Add the potatoes and tomatoes, reduce the heat and simmer until the meat and potatoes are tender. (Add a little of the chicken stock if the dish becomes too dry).
  • In the meantime, cook the lentils in salted water until tender. Drain.
  • Cook the rice together with the turmeric in salted water until tender. Drain.
  • Arrange layers of rice, lentils and chicken in a fairly large ovenproof dish.
  • Cover and bake for about half an hour at 325°F until the dish is heated through.
  • Garnish with hard boiled eggs just before serving.
  • Please note the preparation and cooking times vary accordingly.
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