Chicken Biryani – Recipe
There’s nothing more appetizing than a plate of warm, fragrant Biryani. Whether with chicken or beef or even simply vegetarian, the delectable rice dish is the most coveted meal during celebrations and festivals. Here’s a simple way to cook delicious Chicken Biryani with 2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Stock to enhance the flavor, in a very short time.
Cooking Time: 1½ hours
Serves: 6 persons
2 kg whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
8 cups water
2 dried limes
2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Stock
2 ½ cups basmati rice, washed and drained
2 tbsp. ghee
3 medium onions, sliced
1 cup or 250g fresh yogurt
¾ tsp. of each spice: black pepper, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cardamom
and cinnamon powder
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp. ground saffron, soaked in ¼ cup hot water
Place chicken pieces and water in a large pot, bring to boil and remove froth as it appears. Add the dried limes and MAGGI® Chicken Stock Cover and simmer over low heat for 30-40 minutes or until chicken is tender.
Remove chicken pieces from the stock, add rice to the chicken stock (around 6 cups) and boil the rice for 10 minutes or until almost cooked. Drain the rice and set aside.
Heat the ghee in a large pot, add and cook the onions, stirring for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Add the cooked chicken pieces to the onions and stir to combine.
Combine the yogurt with the spices and the garlic and pour over the chicken. Add half the quantity of the cooked rice to cover the chicken in the pot.
Sprinkle half the quantity of saffron water over the rice, cover with the rest of the rice and then sprinkle with the rest of saffron water.
Cover and cook over low heat for 25–30 minutes or until the rice is cooked.
Serve on a large serving dish and garnish with fried nuts.