Tasty Chicken Biryani

Ready in
40 min
This delicious Indian rice dish is great for special occasions or a new favourite dish for the whole family!

Serving Size


Estimated Cost*


Per Serving

Prep Time

5 min

Cooking Time

35 min

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


3 cups Basmati rice Washed & soaked
1 pkg National Spice Mix for Bombay Biryani
4 Chicken breasts, skinless, boneless cut into chunks
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
8 Shallots chopped
2 med White Onion chopped
4 cloves Garlic finely chopped
2 tsp Ginger grated
0.75 cup Plain yogurt
0.75 cup Raisins
0.5 cup Almonds slivered


  1. Soak the rice in warm water until water runs clear, then rinse to get rid of excess starch
  2. Drain the rice and place in a pot with enough cold water to go about 2cm above the rice.
  3. Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan then add onions, shallots, garlic and ginger and fry for 1-2 minutes, until golden-brown.  Remove a large tablespoonful and set aside for garnishing.
  5. Add the chicken and stir fry for 4 minutes until cooked through.
  6. Add the National Bombay Biryani Spice Mix and stir for 1 minute, then stir in the yoghurt and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Add raisins and then mix in the pot with the part-cooked rice.
  7. Cover the pot and place over very low heat and cook for 10 minutes.  Hint: Put a clean tea towel over the pot/under the lid to hold in the steam!
  8. Remove from the heat and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve large spoonfuls garnished with the reserved shallot and onion mixture and add lightly toasted slivered almonds.  

Recipe notes

Best served with salad and raita.

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