What is Biryani
Biryani is a combined rice dish that was first created by Muslims on the Indian subcontinent.It is prepared with rice, Indian spices, and typically some sort of meat, though it can sometimes be cooked without any meat at all. Eggs and potatoes may also occasionally be used.
One of the most well-liked foods in South Asia and among those who emigrated from the region is biryani. Similar meals are also made in various countries of the world, including Iraq, Thailand, and Malaysia.
- 2 cups basmati rice
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- Salt, to taste
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- Rinse the rice in a sieve under cold running water until the water runs clear. Drain and set aside.
- In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cumin seeds and cook until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the turmeric, ground cumin, ground coriander, and salt. Cook for 1 minute.
- Add the chicken broth, chicken, peas, raisins, garlic, black pepper, curry powder, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and tomato paste. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Stir in the coconut milk and rice, then cover and cook for an additional 15 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.
- Fluff the rice with a fork and garnish with chopped cilantro and mint leaves (if using).
You can adjust the recipe to your taste like adding more spices or using other meats.