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Chicken Biryani



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Chicken Biryani

  • 1/2 jar Korma paste
  • 260 g Plain Greek Yoghurt
  • 600 g Chicken Thigh or Breast Fillet
  • 25 g Olive Oil.
  • 1 Medium Brown Onion Halved
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 5 g Fresh Ginger Peeled
  • 2 truss tomatoes
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 300 g basmati rice
  • 300 g chicken stock liquid
  • 25 g coriander leaves and roots(or more to taste)
  • Extra Plain yoghurt and coriander leaves to serve
  • 6
    Preparation 10min
  • 7
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      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Combine Yoghurt and Korma Curry paste in a bowl and add cubed chicken. Mix together to coat and cover for as long as possible. Ideally overnight, I do 30 mins (still tastes great)

  2. 2. Add onion cut in half, garlic, ginger and coriander leaves in TM 10 sec speed 10. Scrape down bowl. If using root of coriander you may want to blitz a further 3 sec speed 10

  3. 3. Add oil and saute 2.30mins 115 degrees speed 2


  4. 4. Add  truss tomatoes cut in quarters, cinnamon stick and bay leaf and saute 2 mins 115 degrees speed 2

  5. 5. Add Chicken with all the Yoghurt and Korma paste, add Basmati rice, chicken stock and mix with spatula. cook 22mins, 100 degrees, reverse speed 1, MC off and Basket on top

  6. 6. Check TM bowl during cooking to make sure there is still liquid for absorption. I have never had to add liquid.

  7. 7. Place in thermoserver or serving bowl, remove cinnamon stick and bay leaf. 

    Serve with extra plain yoghurt and coriander leaves to serve


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I don't have time for preparing overnight and it has always been fine. I use yoghurt from Basic Cookbook I have made or otherwise pot set yoghurt is great

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  • The rice was too cluggy but was delicious.

    Submitted by LeighHugo on 18. December 2016 - 21:55.

    The rice was too cluggy but was delicious.

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  • Great dinner ... Made

    Submitted by roseq on 16. February 2016 - 04:48.

    Great dinner ... Made homemade korma paste from TM community site and used in this recipe ... A big family hit ... It's a keeper ... I added peas and cauli the second time I made it ...  tmrc_emoticons.)

    Reading earlier comments ... If mixture too wet ... Cook for longer till liquid evaporates to right consistency ... 

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  • Delicious flavour however

    Submitted by Luschwitz on 23. November 2015 - 19:26.

    Delicious flavour however rice is too cluggy

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  • Very dissappointed with this.

    Submitted by Rockstar on 17. October 2015 - 18:45.

    Very dissappointed with this.  Far to much liquid so rice ended up like mash.  It was not very nice would not recommend.

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  • Made this tonight so yummy!

    Submitted by j3550 on 29. September 2015 - 19:56.

    Made this tonight so yummy! Made completely salt free and didnt even have to adjust any spices! So flavourful thank you!

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  • I recently made this and

    Submitted by 2005rosanna on 16. August 2015 - 14:14.

    I recently made this and replaced the rogan jish with the red curry paste from Basic cookbook and it was great


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  • Yum! My 11 yo daughter made

    Submitted by L plates on 6. July 2015 - 22:55.

    Yum! My 11 yo daughter made thiis - turned out great. Served it with spiced carrot salad, naan bread and mango lassi! (She even played Bollywood style music in background...). Fantastic recipe! Keeper!

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  • Wow, I've been wanting to

    Submitted by JoWhiteside on 6. June 2015 - 11:12.

    Wow, I've been wanting to make this for ages but it  was a bit too hot in Brissie over summer. Will definitely make this again. I used rogan josh paste and put a bag of spinach in at the end.  Really quick , tasty one pot meal for at least 4 adults. Stand out recipe, fits in TM31 easily. 

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