Africa Cuisines

Brown Rice Chicken Biryani


Brown Rice Chicken Biryani

This dish is a perfect combination of flavors and goes really well with some natural yoghurt and pickled lemons.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups Daawat Brown Rice soaked in hot water for 3 hours
  • 1 cup Yogurt natural yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp  Ginger garlic ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp  Chili chili powder
  • 1 tbsp  Turmeric  turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp   Garam masala  garam masala
  • 1 tbsp  Salt to taste
  • Black pepper, crushed
  • 1 tbsp  lemon juice
  • 500 gms chicken pieces
  • 4 tbsp  oil
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups water


  • In a bowl, mix together yoghurt, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, chili powder, garam masala, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Mix in the chicken and cover with cling film. Let marinate for 1 hour to over night.
  • Heat oil in a pot and add the onions. Fry for 10-15 minutes or until brown. Take half of the onions out and set aside to use later. In the remaining half, add the bay leaves and chicken and stir.
  • Layer the rice on top of the chicken. Add the water, cover the pot with a lid and simmer for 40 minutes. Sprinkle coriander leaves and left over onions on the rice and cover again and steam for another 10 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork and serve with some natural yoghurt and pickled lemon.


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