Chicken Biryani How to make Chicken biryani Kenyan style

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The best biryani you have tasted ever.

Kenyans at the coast learnt how to make Chicken biryani from indians. play Kenyans at the coast learnt how to make Chicken biryani from indians. (The amazing recipes)

Cooking Time

30 minutes

Recipe Category


Recipe Cuisine


Chicken Biryani Indian - Chicken Biryani Indian

  1. Servings:    



930 mg

Total Fat

17 g


0 mg


2 g

Total Carbs

48 g


0 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g


0 g


7 g


0 g


19 g


25 mg



Vitamin A




Vitamin C




*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily 

values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 300g pishori rice
  • 25g butter
  • 1 large finely sliced onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • Small cinnamon stick
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • Small cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 4 tbsp curry paste
  • 85g raisin
  • Chicken stock
  • Chopped coriander
  • 300 ml milk

Recipe Instructions

  1. Wash the rice until water from the rice is clear.
  2. Soak the rice in warm water for 30 minutes.
  3. Pour water in a large cooking pot (Put whatever amount of water. There is no need to measure it because all that is needed is to pre-cook the rice).
  4. Heat butter in a pan and cook the onions with the bay leaf and other whole spices for 10 mins. Sprinkle in the turmeric, then add chicken and curry paste and cook until aromatic.
  5. Stir the rice in half a glass of milk, then pour over the stock.
  6. Stir from time to time  to avoid sticking and burning and let the chicken cook.
  7. Place a tight-fitting lid on the pan and bring to a hard boil, then lower the heat to a minimum and cook the rice for another 5 mins.
  8. Turn off the heat and leave for 10 mins. Stir well, mixing through half the coriander. To serve, scatter over the rest of the coriander and the almonds.

Recipe Yield

4 people

About Chicken Biryani

Biryani is a South Asian mixed rice dish of the indian subcontinent. It is also known as biriani, birani or biriyani.

Biryani originally came from India but was taken up by residents of the Kenyan coast who have made it one of their signature meals.

Review rating

3.5 out of 5


Chef Rose Matieu


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