Biryani Chicken (Steamed) is a lighter, healthier take on the classic biryani, featuring tender, steamed chicken pieces layered with aromatic basmati rice and a medley of spices. This method retains the chicken’s moisture and nutrients while infusing the rice with subtle, nuanced flavors of cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and saffron. Ideal for those seeking a wholesome yet flavorful meal, it offers all the traditional biryani taste with a more delicate preparation.
₱399.00 – ₱2,329.00
Biryani Chicken (Steamed) offers a refined version of the beloved traditional biryani by incorporating steamed chicken into the aromatic layers of spiced basmati rice. This cooking technique not only ensures that the chicken remains moist and tender but also allows it to absorb the rich bouquet of spices typically used in biryani, including cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and a hint of saffron for its distinctive color and aroma. The steaming process for the chicken is gentle, preserving its natural flavors and nutrients while allowing the essence of the marinade—often a blend of yogurt, ginger, garlic, and a selection of biryani spices—to shine through.
Once the chicken is perfectly steamed, it’s carefully layered with the partially cooked rice, which has also been flavored with the same aromatic spices. This layered assembly is then finished with the ‘dum’ cooking method, where the pot is sealed to trap steam, allowing the rice to complete its cooking while mingling with the flavors of the chicken. The result is a dish that is lighter than its traditional counterpart but no less rich in taste. The steamed chicken offers a succulent contrast to the fluffy, fragrant rice, creating a balanced and satisfying meal.
Biryani Chicken (Steamed) is a testament to the versatility of biryani, appealing to health-conscious diners and those who prefer a less oily version of this classic dish. Served with a side of cooling raita, slices of cucumber, and lemon wedges, it provides a complete and nourishing meal that doesn’t compromise on flavor. This version is perfect for those looking to enjoy the beloved taste of biryani with a lighter, healthier twist, making it an ideal choice for any occasion, from casual family dinners to more formal gatherings.