Chicken Biriyani








Chicken biriyani
Step 1
Ingredients:2 lbs chicken (cut into pieces)
1 tbsp garlic and ginger paste
Salt to taste
Water (cover the chicken half way with water)
In a pot add all the ingredients and bring to boil.
Once it comes to a boil, remove from heat. The chicken doesn’t need to be tender at this point.
Remove and keep aside.

Step 2
4 large onions (diced)

Place a frying vessel on a medium high stove.
Add oil in the vessel.
When the oil is hot add the onions and fry until they are crisp and golden brown.
Remove the onions and keep them aside.


1 can crushed tomatoes
1to 2 small can tomato paste
1/2 cup oil (you can use the same oil you used for frying onion)
2 tbsp ground mixed spices
Salt to taste

Place a pot on a medium high heat stove.
Add the oil to the pot.
When the oil is hot add the tomatoes both crushed and paste.
Cook for a few minutes, then add the spices and continue cooking.
Next add the onions and gently stir.
Turn the heat to low and let the curry cook.
When the curry is almost half way done, add the chicken and gently stir
Taste for salt and spices.
You can also add a few tablespoons of oil to help the curry cook and not stick too much.
Cover and cook on low heat, until everything is cooked.

Step 4

4 cups rice
Salt to taste
3 tbsp oil
Some yellow food colouring mixed into 1 cup

On a high heat stove, place a pot and fill with water until three quarters full.
Add oil and salt and bring to boil.At this point wash the rice and keep aside.
When the water is boiling, add the rice and cook.
Check for salt and add more if needed.
Cook until the rice is more than halfway cooked.
Place a colander or strainer in a sink and strain the rice when it is more than half way cooked.
Remove all the water.
Next take the same pot or bigger pot and place half or a third of the rice next add some oil left over from frying the onions.
Next sprinkle some water with the yellow colouring.
Next add another layer of rice and repeat with the oil and water with the food colouring.
When all the rice is done, bake in the oven for about 30 to 40 minutes or until the rice is cooked.
Remove from heat and serve with the curry you made.

** While cooking the rice, remember to keep checking on the curry.

**You can always add or reduce the ingredients.

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