One Pot Chicken Breyani

No mess, no fuss, cooked in one pot from raw ingredients, No pre-cooking required.

One Pot Breyani

As you probably know there are hundreds of different breyani recipes out there. Each culture or country has at least one version of how to cook breyani. Alternative names: Biriyani, Biriani, Beriani, Briyani, Briani, Birani, Buriyani, Bariania, Beriani.

Biryani is a mixed rice dish originating from the Indian subcontinent. It is made with aromatic spices, rice, brown lentils and usually some type of meat, chicken or in some cases without any protein (meat). Usually fried potatoes and sometimes boiled eggs are added.

Salwaa’s Simple Chicken Breyani

Salwaa Smith – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights
From My Kitchen To Yours – keeping our heritage since 2011!

1 chicken cut into pieces
1 tsp salt
1 tsp whole pepper corns
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp whole cumin seeds
1 tsp whole coriander seeds
2 tsp roasted masala or leaf masala
1/2 tsp tumeric
1 tsp whole fennel seeds
2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp freshly grated garlic
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
5 cardamom
5 allspice
5 cloves
3 pieces stick cinnamon
3 bay leaves
3 green chillies halved
1/2 cup of fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
3 medium onions braised very dark almost burnt in a little oil. ( keep about a TBSP aside)
1 cup of plain yoghurt or buttermilk
A few strands of saffron (optional)

Method: In a heavy based pot mix all the ingredients. Marinate for a few hours the longer the better

1 cup of cooked brown lentils (optional)
3-4, 1/2 cooked deep fried potatoes (optional)
4 cups of long grain white rice or basmati rice.

Cover 3-4 cups of rice with boiled water.
Add 1 tsp of salt and TBSP of oil, stir well and keep in boiling water for 30 minutes.After meat is well marinated in pot, put stove on high.

Add potatoes then lentils if you using it (optional)

Strain rice and layer over meat.
Add 2 cups of boiling water.

Cover with remaining braised onions and some fresh coriander.

Dot with butter (optional)

Cover pot.

After 5 minutes turn stove down to medium heat for 10 minutes then turn on low heat for a further 20 minutes.


One Pot Breyani

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About Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Cape Malay Home Cooking made easy. The Muslim community has also had a large influence on the cooking of South Africa. Cape Malay cuisine is delicious. It usually consists of a combination of fruit, spices, vegetables and meat. Using my cooking know how to inspire everyone to cook the food they love. Here you will find tried and tested simple and delicious recipes for relaxed home cooking that go far beyond baking. From easy soups and roasts to delicious breads, deserts, stews, etc… All the recipes seen here are prepared in my kitchen with photos taken by my family and me. So please don’t expect professional photography or styling, it’s just the way we have our meals on a normal day! My motto is: "Give a man a plate of food and you've fed him for the day. Teach a man to cook and you feed him for a lifetime" - Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Posted on 09/02/2023, in Breyani, One Pot Breyani, Traditional Eid Food and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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