How to make Thai Biryani -

This is a chicken biryani with Thai touch - cooked with Thai red curry paste.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Cooked basmati rice , Thai red curry paste

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Thai Biryani

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Thai Biryani Recipe

  • Cooked basmati rice 3 cups

  • Thai red curry paste 5 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1/4 bunch

  • Ginger chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Onion chopped 1 small

  • Salt to taste

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Fish sauce 3 tablespoons

  • Chicken thigh cut into pieces 400 grams

  • Oil 3

  • Red chillies chopped 2

  • Cucumber peeled 1 medium

  • Fresh mint (pudina) for garnish


Step 1

Blend coriander leaves, ginger, garlic, onion, salt, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli sauce and 2 tbsps red curry paste to a smooth paste.

Step 2

Add lemon juice and 2 tsps fish sauce and blend again. Transfer into a bowl, add chicken and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 1 hour.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non stick pan. Add chicken along with the marinade and fresh red chillies. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes.Dice cucumber.

Step 4

Mix remaining red curry paste, ½ cup water and remaining fish sauce in another bowl.

Step 5

Add cucumber to chicken and mix well. Spread rice over the chicken and pour red curry paste mixture on it.

Step 6

Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes or till chicken is done. Switch off heat and let it stand for 7 minutes.

Step 7

Garnish with mint sprig and serve hot.

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