Omani Chicken Biryani


Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 kg Chicken
  • 1/2 kg Basmati rice
  • to taste Salt
  • to taste Black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Mace powder
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1tsp Crushed coriander
  • 1/2 tsp White cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper.
  • 5 Clove
  • 2 Black cardamoms
  • few Cinnamon stick
  • few Bay leaves
  • 2 Star anise
  • 100 gm Clarified butter
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 kg Onion
  • 1 tbsp Raisin
  • 1 tbsp Almond
  • 100 gm Dried plum
  • 100 gm Potatoes
  • 2 Eggs

Recipe Method

  1. Soak 1/2 kg basmati rice for half an hour.
  2. Grind 250 grams sliced onions and fry the other 250 grams finely sliced onion till golden brown.
  3. Add 100 grams clarified butter to a medium sized cooking pot and let it melt. Then add a tbsp ginger garlic paste and saute for a couple of minutes. Now add onion puree, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1/4 tsp whole black pepper, 5 cloves, 2 black cardamoms, few cinnamon sticks, few bay leaves and 2 star aniseeds. Saute until the puree is golden brown.
  4. Then add 1/2 kg chicken and mix briefly. Now add 1 tsp crushed coriander, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, salt n black pepper to taste, 1 tbsp raisins, 1 tbsp almonds, 100 grams dried plum and 100 grams potatoes. Add water if required to cook meat.When meat is tender, take it off the flame.
  5. In a medium sized cooking pot, boil water. When water comes to a boil, add 1 tbsp oil, salt to taste and 1/2 kg rice and cook until rice is 1/3 cooked. Add 2 boiled eggs.
  6. Add boiled rice to the other cooking pot where you cooked chicken. Sprinkle saffron and cover to let simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Garnish with fried eggs and serve.

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