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Chicken Quinoa Biryani Recipe

  • Chicken Quinoa Biryani
  • Chicken Quinoa Biryani
How to make Quinoa Chicken BiryaniNDTV Food

Chicken Quinoa Biryani Recipe: Quinoa is a wonder grain that keeps you full and satisfied or long like rice but is more healthier. This meal is rich in fiber and help avoid unwanted cravings especially if you are on a diet.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr
  • Prep Time 30 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Medium

Ingredients of Chicken Quinoa Biryani

  • 2 Cups Quinoa, blanched
  • 2 Onions, sliced
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 3 Green Chillies(slit open)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup Mint Leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Coriander Leaves/Cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Yogurt/Curd(beaten)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • to taste Salt
  • To Marinate:
  • 250 gram Chicken (cut into pieces)
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp Yogurt/Curd
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • To Temper:
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 small Bay leaf
  • 3 Cardamom

How to Make Chicken Quinoa Biryani

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Wash the chicken and drain the excess water. Marinate it with the ingredients and cover it, keep aside for at least 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a skillet or a pressure cooker, add the tempering ingredients one by one then add onion, green chilli, mint leaves, cilantro, sprinkle little salt and saute for 1-2 minutes.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell leaves.
After that add tomato and saute till it turns soft and mushy.
Now add the marinated chicken, chilli powder, turmeric powder and saute for 2-3 minutes more.
Cover and cook it for 6-7 minutes or till the chicken gets 3/4th cooked.
Add 1 cup yogurt, 2 or 3 cups of water, enough salt and allow it to boil.
Once it starts boiling, reduce the flame and cook for 3 more minutes.
Layer with quinoa, toss and enjoy.
Eat with raita and a generous squeeze of lime.

Recipe Notes

You can add Garam masala and Ghee to quinoa while cooking Quinoa Chicken Biryani. Feel free to add your own spices.
Adding saffron, roasted cashew nuts, raisins, mint and ghee enhances the taste of Biryani a lot more.

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