Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chicken Biryani

About a year ago i went somewhere and they where cooking a food called Chicken Biryani, the way they where cooking it seemed so complecated and even though i loved it and found a few recipes on the net for it i never made it.

The other day i was looking at some recipes and i found one called Cheat's Chicken Biryani, i made it last night and it was so yummy.

I have some to give to a friend of mine, and i am going to give some to a neighbour for her to try, if she likes it she will make it for her family

Anyhow this is the recipe

1½ cups basmati rice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, finely sliced
4 chicken breasts (about 600g), cut into 2cm cubes
540g jar of mild korma simmer sauce (I used Pataks)
¼ cup currants or sultanas
¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted
¼ cup roughly chopped coriander leaves (optional)
Pappadums (gluten-free), to serve

Boil or steam the rice until cooked, drain and set aside.

Heat the oil in a large frypan over medium heat; add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes or until softened.

Add the chicken and cook for about 3 minutes until golden brown on all sides.

Pour in the korma sauce and currants, mix well, then reduce heat to very low and simmer for 15 minutes.

Stir in the rice and heat through.

Transfer to a large serving dish and sprinkle with almonds and coriander leaves (if using).

Place in the middle of the table with the pappadums and let everyone help themselves.

I didnt use the pappadums using lebanese bread instead

I got the recipe from this great site for childrens food Kidspot.com.au
Go check it out you might find something on there that you will like