One pot Biryani & a cucumber raita

Another one pot meal wa-heyy! (we love easy & less dishes over here on Halalheatinthekitchen). Being middle eastern I rarely get to indulge in some good southern Asian dishes. So this was a treat for us! Not forgetting its a one pot method of biryani which is alot less intricate than  the conventional way we all know of (I do love an authentic Biryani though) . But we do like easier, so no matter where your from you can handle this without a doubt. 

A.E x

(Serves 4)

What you’ll need for biryani 

▪️ 300g basmati rice
▪️ 25g butter
▪️ 1 large onion (finely sliced)
▪️ 1 bay leaf
▪️ 3 cardamom pods
▪️ small cinnamon stick
▪️ 1 tsp turmeric
▪️ 3 skinless chicken breast (chunks)
▪️ 3 tbsp curry paste (check out my homemade version here)

▪️150g peas

▪️ 85g raisin

▪️ 850ml chicken stock
▪️ chopped coriander and flaked almonds to serve

What you’ll need for raita

▪️ 250ml natural yoghurt
▪️ ½ cucumber (deseeded & finely chopped)
▪️ handful mint leaves (chopped)

▪️ large pinch salt

▪️ squeeze of lemon juice



-For the biryani soak the rice in warm water, then wash in cold water until water runs clear.

-Heat butter in a saucepan and cook the onion, cardamom pods, bay leaf and cinnamon stick for 10 mins. Sprinkle in the turmeric, then add chicken, curry paste & peas and cook until aromatic.

-Stir the rice into the pan with the raisins, and pour in the stock. Place a lid on the pan and bring to a boil, then lower the heat to a minimum and cook the rice for an additional 5 mins or till water has been absorbed. Turn off the heat and leave to sit for 10 mins.

-Stir well, adding half the coriander. To serve, sprinkle remaining coriander and the almonds.

-for the raita, mix together all ingredients!

Thank me later 😉


4 Comments Add yours

  1. mliae says:

    Oh! Looks great!


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