The Best Chicken Biryani Recipe

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The Best Chicken Biryani

The Best Chicken Biryani recipe with simple, easy-to-follow instructions and mouthwatering, traditional Pakistani and Indian flavor. The heady aromas, the vibrant colours, the fluffy rice and those addictive curry flavours.

Ingredients:

  • 750g (1.5 lb) chicken thighs , skin on, bone in, halved along bone (Note 1)

MARINADE:

  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) yoghurt, plain
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (or other plain oil)
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne (adjust spiciness to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 2 tsp garam marsala (Note 2)
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp paprika, sweet / ordinary (not smoked)
  • 1 3/4 tsp salt

PAR BOILED RICE:

  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 10 cloves
  • 5 dried bay leaves
  • 1 star anise
  • 6 green cardamon pods
  • 2 1/4 cups (450g) uncooked basmati rice (Note 3)

CRISPY ONIONS (NOTE 4):

  • 2 medium onions (yellow, brown) , halved and finely sliced
  • 1 cup (250 ml) oil, for frying

SAFFRON:

  • 1 tsp saffron threads (loosely packed) (Note 5)
  • 2 tbsp warm water

BIRYANI:

  • 1 cup coriander / cilantro , chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60g) ghee or unsalted butter , melted (Note 6)

GARNISH:

  • Crispy onions (above)
  • Chopped coriander / cilantro
  • Yoghurt (Note 7)

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