Discover Kenyan style chicken Biryani

As far as we are concerned, African dishes, even more importantly, Nigerian dishes will always be ultimate.

Kenyan style chicken biryani

As far as we are concerned, Africandishes, even more importantly, Nigerian dishes will always be ultimate.

All the same, sampling staple dishes from other African countries can be a discovery in it's self!

The Kenyan biryani is very similar to the Indian biryani that is because Indians introduced the recipe to Africans many Years ago.

Learn how to make the Kenyan style chicken biryani but you can use the same recipe to make lamb meat biryani too.


Fried onions

For the chicken

For the sauce:

For the Rice:

Watch this clip for virtual steps on how to prepare Kenyan style Chicken Biryani.


Step 1:

In a bowl, add the yoghurt and then all other ingredients, mix well.

Add to the chicken and marinade for 20-30 minutes.

Then place the chicken mixture in a cooking pan, cook on medium heat for 15 minutes or until almost all the liquid dry and set aside.

Step 2:

First, soak the rice in hot water, add a teaspoon of salt and let it seat for 20 min. Wash the rice and drain.

Then partially Cook the rice (75 % done) in the rice cooker with salt and 2 bay leaves . Remove and keep aside.

Step 3:

Heat the oil to medium.

Add the sliced onions and  fry until dark brown, remove and set aside.

Step 4:

Heat oil to medium (Used the oil you fried the onion with) and add cumin seeds, whole black pepper, whole cardamoms, cinnamon stick and cloves.

Then add the tomatoes, ginger, garlic, tomato paste, salt and red chilies.

Cook on medium heat while stirring occasionally for 10 minutes .

Add the chicken to the tomato sauce, the fried onions and a cup of hot water cover and cook on low heat for 10 more minutes.

To finish, add the  garam masala and lemon juice, stop the heat and keep aside.

Step 5:

To finish, cook everything together on layers in a large pot: Add the rice first and sprinkle the food coloring and mix gently with a fork, add the chicken with the sauce and repeat the layer until done.

steam cook that on low heat for 20 minutes to help all the flavors come together.

Serve your biryani with fried onions, hard-boiled eggs  and fried potatoes.



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