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Chicken Biryani Bites

Chicken Biryani Bites

A fun, modern take on a traditional dish. Try this one with the kids!

  • Serves: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Prep time:
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    4 cups cooked Spekko Royal Umbrella Jasmine Rice
    Vegetable oil to fry

    For the rice mix
    5 ml (1 tsp) cumin seeds
    5 ml (1 tsp) coriander seeds
    ½ tsp chilli powder
    ½ tsp cinnamon
    ½ tsp turmeric
    100 g almond flakes

    For the meatballs
    500 g chicken mince
    1 Medium onion, finely diced
    2 Garlic cloves, crushed
    thumb-size piece ginger, grated
    1 Small handful of raisins, chopped
    5 ml (1 tsp) ground coriander
    5 ml (1 tsp) ground cumin
    ½ tsp ground cinnamon
    ½ tsp ground turmeric
    ½ tsp ground nutmeg

    For the dip
    Fresh coriander, finely chopped
    250 ml (1 cup) plain yogurt


    1. Heat up the vegetable oil in a pot. Test the oil with a piece of rice. If it sizzles it’s warm enough.
    2. Deep fry 4 cups cooked Spekko India Gate Basmati Rice. Stir continuously with a fork until the rice becomes crispy. Drain on paper towel and set aside.
    3. Crush the cumin and coriander seeds in a pestle and mortar. Add to a warm pan with the chilli powder, cinnamon, turmeric and almond flakes. Stir until the nuts are golden and the spices release their scent. Add the crispy rice. Season with salt and mix well.

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