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biriyani recipe

Posted by hema on March 18, 2007

made biriyani today, so thought i` would share the recipe whilst it was fresh in my head. this one is especially for my sister in law’s sister in law (i’m sure there must be a word for that??)


2 onions, finely chopped.
I garlic, grated
4 tomotoes, chopped.
1 pound boneless chicken
2 medium sized glasses of rice
Salt, pepper and chilli powder (to taste)
I teaspoon tumeric powder
I teaspoon coriander powder
2 heaped tablespoons of cumin seeds
I box of biriyani mix
I oxo cube
I lemon
2 peppers, chopped
4 carrots, grated
4 medium sized potatoes, cubed
2 onions, thinly sliced.
5 boiled eggs, thinly sliced


Fry the onions and garlic in some oil, add the chopped tomatoes when onions have browned slightly. leave to simmer for five minutes. Add the boneless chicken. Add salt, pepper, oxo cube, biriyani mix(sometimes I use Indian oxo cubes), coriander powder, tumeric powder and red chilli powder. Add the juice of one lemon and leave on low until the chicken is cooked. Add peppers and grated carrot just before taking off the heat.

Fry the onions and potatoes and leave to one side.

Boil the rice, adding salt and cumin seeds, until almost cooked. Drain and leave to cool slightly.

Use a deep oven proof pan. Add a touch of olive oil to the bottom of the pan. Add a layer of rice, then a layer of the chicken mixture followed by another layer of rice. Then add fried onions and potatoes, ensuring all layers are spread evenly. Add another layer of the rice and chicken mixture, finishing with a final layer of rice. Leave dish on low heat, or in the oven for half an hour. serve on a try with the boiled eggs. Oh and invite hema round for dinner:)

5 Responses to “biriyani recipe”

  1. Saabirah said

    How many people does that serve?

  2. mishy said

    Sounds lovely, when am I coming round? I’m free Thurs eve…

    I just found this blog, its absolutely hilarious. http://www.rantingteacher.co.uk. Enjoy.

  3. hema said

    saabirah- two glasses should serve about 8.
    i will put some more recipes onfor you soon. xx

  4. Umm Maymoonah said

    Assalamu Alaikum sis. I want to link to you on my blog. You can pick your title if you like?

  5. Saabirah said

    Aw jazakiLlah khair :-). I can’t wait to try them – definitely gonna try this biryani, it looks quite simple.

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