Kuwaiti Chicken Biryani


Kuwaiti Chicken Biryani

Biryani is considered to be the most popular food in Pakistan. We all try different types of biryani recipes at home. Today we are going to share a different and yummy recipe of Kuwaiti Biryani with you. It is so delicious that you all are going to enjoy it. Just follow the directions properly and you will make perfect biryani in first attempt. follow the recipe for Kuwaiti Chicken Biryani.


– 2½ cups basmati rice or 400 g, washed
– 3½ cups water or 875 ml
– 3 tablespoons ghee
– 1 medium onion or 125 g, sliced
– 2 cloves garlic, crushed
– 1 teaspoon grated ginger
– 500 g chicken
– 2 cubes MAGGI Chicken Stock
– 2 medium tomatoes peeled and pureed
– ½ cup yoghurt
– 1 teaspoon lemon juice
– 2 tablespoons tomato paste
– 1½ tablespoons ground garam massala
– ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
– 2 tablespoons coriander leaves, chopped
– 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
– Pinch of saffron filaments, soaked in ¼ cup water, or you can use yellow food color.


Place rice, and water in a medium saucepan and cook with stirring until it boils. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is cooked. Remove from heat and spread over a large platter to cool slightly.
Meanwhile, heat ghee in large saucepan, cook onion with stirring for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown in color. Add garlic and ginger and stir until fragrant. Add chicken and stir until it’s cooked.
Add MAGGI Chicken Stock cubes, tomato, yogurt, lemon juice, tomato paste and spices. Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a medium pot, place half the quantity of the prepared rice and the chicken mixture on top. Sprinkle the chopped coriander and mint over the chicken mixture and cover the top with the remaining rice.
Pour the saffron water on top. Cover firmly with the pot lid and cook over low heat for 30 minutes or until rice is completely cooked.
Dish out, garnish with mint leaves and lemon and serve.

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