I was introduced to Biryani at quite an early age thanks to Papa, who would religiously enter the kitchen every Sunday to cook something special! Since Papa loves Mutton, it had to be either his signature Mutton Curry/Shami Kebabs or my favorite Mutton Biryani!!It has been my most demanded dish since childhood and Papa has happily been cooking it for us all. Every-time I visit my parents in India I so look forward to the succulent taste of this delicacy that is devoured by so many!
To me Papa’s Mutton Biryani has been one of the best foods I ever ate! I remember the aroma wafting through the air, every time Papa was in the kitchen and I patiently waited, since it was a little time consuming. Every bite of that biryani was an explosion of delicate flavors that made it absolutely delectable! My interest in cooking developed just by watching Papa cook. The patience he has, the love for cooking that’s so evident when he’s in the kitchen has rubbed off on me quite a bit. So this Father’s day I bring to you Papa’s favorite Biryani using Chicken instead! I’ve adapted Papa’s recipe to make my own healthier version using oil, but I’m sure he will love this one too 🙂
Cooking biryani is an art of perfection. The rice cannot be over or under cooked. If it’s over cooked you’ll get a sticky consistency and that’s not what it should look like and if it’s under cooked, you don’t want to be eating that either.Every strand of rice should be flaky and separated and that’s why its so important to use long grain Basmati rice. Believe me, I’ve had a few disasters where the rice was under-cooked! But now, I’ve perfected the art of making Biryani and there’s nothing like a good home cooked version where YOU control the ingredients.Once its cooked the chicken is so juicy and tender, it just falls off the bone!Its also way healthier than the one’s served in restaurants doused in Ghee and butter.
The delicate mix of herbs and the aromatic spices flavor the dish beautifully and the caramelized onions give their sweetness in every bite! Truly a royal dish~
I’m bringing this dish to our #Sunday Supper-Moments with Dad event! Check out the fabulous menu and recipes below!!This is a Special #SundaySupper you don’t want to miss!!!
Father’s Day Brunch: