For a long time, I thought that making a great biryani at home was really difficult, if not impossible. What I learned is that preparing a biryani can be a bit laborious, but it is definitely within the reach of any home cook. It's laborious because it's a multi-step preparation: you cook the chicken in a sauce, boil the rice, then the two in a pot, seal them together to keep the steam in, and combine the flavors
In the end, remember that making biryani might be time-consuming, but it certainly is not difficult. Once you make it a couple of times, you will realize that, effectively, all you are doing is preparing chicken curry and rice, but you are combining them and taking them to the next level of deliciousness.
If you simply follow this recipe, you'll love the results.
Prep Time: 30 mins to 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 mins to 1 hour
200g basmati rice
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil
8 shallots, chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tsp fresh root ginger, grated
2 chicken breasts, thinly sliced into strips
2 tsp ground coriander