Meet Your People June 8, 2023

Hariyali Chicken Biryani By Chef Samira Ghani

Meet Samira Ghani, The Best Chef in My Neighborhood and A Great Buddy and I Bet You will Love Her Mouth Watering Receipes, Here’s From The Chef:

2 lbs boneless chicken cut in medium pieces

1 tbsp coriander powder

1 tsp red chili powder

1 tbsp turmeric powder

2 tbsp garlic paste

1 tsp ginger paste

2 -3 tbsp oil

2-3 potatoes cut in medium size pieces

1 bunch cilantro

1 bunch mint

2 green chilies

1 tbsp roasted cumin powder

2 tbsp heavy cream

2 tbsp chopped mint leaves

1 tbsp garam masala

Juice of 1/2 a small lemon

2.5 cups of rice

2-3 green cardamom

1 bay leaf

1 healthy pinch of saffron

2 tbsp ghee

1/4 cup milk.


Heat the oil in a wok and add the ginger and garlic paste. Cook that for a couple of minutes and add the coriander, red chili powder and turmeric. Let that cook for a couple of minutes. Add a tiny bit of water so the masalas do t burn. Now add your chicken and mix well.

While that’s cooking, blend the cilantro and mint and 2-3 green chilies and add a little water. I added 1/4 cup.

Mix well and now add the potatoes and let that cook.

While that’s cooking whip about 3/4 cup yogurt with a tablespoon of roasted cumin powder. Whip that well and pour into the chicken. Taste for salt and add accordingly.

Cover and let that cook till done and the oil comes to the top.

Now fold in your heavy cream and gram masala

Turn off the heat and garnish with chopped mint leaves and the juice of 1/2 a small lemon.

Wash and soak your rice for about 30 minutes.

In a large pot boil water with salt, bay leaves and cardamom.

Cook the rice till 95% done strain and put half of the rice in an oven safe dish.

Layer the hariyali chicken mixture on top of it and cover with the other half of the rice.with the back of a spoon poke holes in the rice.

Heat the ghee, saffron & milk and pour. Over the rice.

Cover really well with foil and place in a 250 degree oven for about 40 minutes. Garnish with chopped cilantro, fried onions and enjoy and don’t forget to tag me in your remakes.