Quinoa is a wonder grain that keeps you full and satisfied like rice but is healthier. This meal is rich in fiber and help avoid unwanted cravings especially if you are on a diet.
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
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
3 Tbsp Oil
1 Small Bay leaf
How to Make Chicken Quinoa Biryani
1.Wash the chicken and drain the excess water. Marinate it with the ingredients and cover it, keep aside for at least 30 minutes.
2.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.
3.Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell leaves.
4.After that add tomato and saute till it turns soft and mushy.
5.Now add the marinated chicken, chilli powder, turmeric powder and saute for 2-3 minutes more.
6.Cover and cook it for 6-7 minutes or till the chicken gets 3/4th cooked.
7.Add 1 cup yogurt, 2 or 3 cups of water, enough salt and allow it to boil.
8.Once it starts boiling, reduce the flame and cook for 3 more minutes.
9.Layer with quinoa, toss and enjoy.
10.Eat with raita and a generous squeeze of lime.
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.
Key Ingredients: Onions, Tomato, Green Chillies(slit open), Ginger Garlic paste, Mint Leaves, Coriander Leaves/Cilantro, Fresh Yogurt/Curd(beaten), Turmeric Powder, Chilli Powder, Salt, Chicken (cut into pieces), Garam Masala Powder, Ginger Garlic paste, Yogurt/Curd, Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder, Salt, Oil, Cloves, Bay leaf , Cardamom