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Chicken Quinoa Biryani Recipe Indian Food

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Learn how to make delish chicken quinoa biryani step by step! Do you know? Quinoa is a healthy grain. Grains are less in water that is why they keep you full for longer because they take 18 hours to get digested. Pretty interesting right? And it provides five more grams of fiber and doubles the protein.  It also helps you lose weight and burn more calories during digestion because protein takes more energy to break down than carbs or fat. It is also good for heart health and it is high in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Eating quinoa is better than eating rice. They taste delicious and are very soft. There are three types of quinoa are available, black, white, and red.

Do try this healthy meal at home and let us know via comments!

Chicken Quinoa Biryani Recipe Indian Food

Chicken Quinoa Biryani Recipe Indian Food
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Category: Biryani
Cuisine: Indian

Chicken quinoa biryani is an Indian cuisine. It is made from a healthy grain "quinoa". Grains are less in water and they take 18 hours to get digested. Learn more to know the benefits of eating quinoa. Do try this recipe and let us know via comments!

Chicken Quinoa Biryani Recipe Indian Food

Ingredients
1 hour
2
  • 2 Cups Quinoa, blanched
  • 2 Onions, sliced
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 3 Green Chillies(slit open)
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1/4 Cup Mint Leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Coriander Leaves/Cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Yogurt/Curd(beaten)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • To taste Salt
  • To Marinate:
  • 250 Gram Chicken (cut into pieces)
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 Tbsp Yogurt/Curd
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • To Temper:
  • 3 Tbsp Oil
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 Small Bay leaf
  • 3 Cardamom
Instructions
Prep
30 minutes
Cook
30 minutes
Ready in
1 hour
  1. Wash the chicken and drain the excess water. Marinate it with the ingredients and cover it, keep aside for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet or a pressure cooker, add the tempering ingredients one by one then add onion, green chili, mint leaves, cilantro, sprinkle little salt and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell leaves.
  4. After that add tomato and saute till it turns soft and mushy.
  5. Now add the marinated chicken, chili powder, turmeric powder and saute for 2-3 minutes more.
  6. Cover and cook it for 6-7 minutes or till the chicken gets 3/4th cooked.
  7. Add 1 cup yogurt, 2 or 3 cups of water, enough salt and allow it to boil.
  8. Once it starts boiling, reduce the flame and cook for 3 more minutes.
  9. Layer with quinoa, toss and enjoy.
  10. Eat with raita and a generous squeeze of lime.

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