Chicken biryani

4-6 people servings Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 40 mins
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By Food24 August 02 2019
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Ingredients (14)

60 ml oil
4-5 onion — sliced
3-5 cm fresh ginger — grated
4-5 cloves garlic — cloves, crushed
10 ml coriander — ground
10 ml fennel — ground
10 ml cumin — ground
5 ml turmeric
5 cardamom — pods
1 cinnamon — stick
15 ml leaf masala salt and freshly ground pepper
4 chicken breast fillets — cubed
500 rice — cooked
410 g lentils, rinsed butter fresh coriander, chopped (x2)
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1 Heat the oil in a large saucepan and braise the onions, ginger, garlic and spices until the onions are browned. Add a little water, season with salt and pepper and simmer for 15 minutes.

2 Add the chicken, turn down the heat, cover with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes.

3 Add the rice and lentils and stir through. Add a few knobs of butter and cover with grease proof paper to keep the moisture in the pot. Cover and simmer over very low heat for 5 minutes.  Don’t stir.

4 Scatter coriander on top and serve immediately.

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