I can’t believe we’re halfway through Ramadan already, how time flies! Our bodies have adjusted to fasting by now, I certainly feel better for it (do refer to the video clip in my previous post for the health benefits). Anyway, it’s only natural to crave certain foods when you’re fasting, even though you can only manage a small amount when you finally break your fast. I love Indian Biryani, I normally cook it on special occasions like the approaching Eidul-Fitr. Of late I’ve been following another British cook guru, Rick Stein, on his trip to explore foods in India, in a 6 part BBC programme called Rick Stein’s India. Truly amazing I must say, I can relate it to my hubby’s own journey to India earlier this year (do read my posts on India).
Well, Rick Stein had a Chicken Biryani recipe featured in one of his shows, so I decided to try it out. Much simpler than the recipe I’m used to, so it’s great for Ramadan, where you can minimise your cooking time. I cooked it when my hubby completed his first round of Quran recitation, so it was like a mini celebration. Biryani has always been a celebratory kind of dish, fit for a king as they say, or the newborn prince! 😉 You can find the recipe here if you’re interested. I was totally pleased with the result, given the simplistic nature of the recipe. You can adapt it to suit your taste of course, I always lessen the amount of chillies so that my younger ones can enjoy it too. I leave you with a few step by step pictures of my Ramadan Biryani below. Happy cooking to all, especially to the Muslim women busy preparing Iftar dishes for their families to break their fast with. Even the simplest of meals can taste superb when cooked with your own loving hands! 🙂