Recette Sweet Bordeaux Riz et poulet Biryani épicés
Recette Sweet Bordeaux Riz et poulet Biryani épicés

November 30, 2016

Biryani rice and chicken with spicy flavours

  • Recipe for 2 people
  • Preparation: 30 minutes
  • Cooking: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 200g (0.45 lbs) basmati rice
  • 1 can of peeled tomatoes (400g, 0.9 lbs))
  • 2 onions
  • ginger
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 yogurt
  • Olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • Cashew nuts
  • Salt


Preparation of basmati rice

  • In a salad bowl, add the rice and a large amount of cold water.
  • Rinse the rice by draining and adding new water. Repeat it several times until the water runs clear.
  • In a saucepan, cook the rice in boiling water for 6 minutes. Drain.
  • Place the cooked rice in a dish and keep it in a refrigerator.

Preparation of the ingredients

  • Coarsely chop the onions.
  • Peel and finely cut the ginger into a julienne.
  • Remove the skin from the chicken legs.

Cooking the ingredients

  • In a pot, cook on low heat: the olive oil, cinnamon, fennel seeds, cardamom seeds recovered from the pods and minced ginger.
  • Add the chopped onions and salt. Stir and cook until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the tomato paste and peeled tomatoes.
  • Add the cumin and turmeric and yogurt.
  • Finally, place the chicken thighs.
  • Mix everything, cover and cook over low heat for 45 minutes.
  • Finally, add the rice and lemon juice into the pan. Mix and bake for 5 minutes, covered.


  • In a plate, arrange small rice rolls soaked in the mixture, using a circle ( or cookie cutter).
  • Place small slices of tomatoes on the rolls.
  • Add the chicken pieces with some sauce, cashew nuts, onion slices and small drops of concentrated tomato.
  • Sprinkle spices to your liking: turmeric for example.

Serve with a glass of Sweet Bordeaux: Loupiac or Barsac.