Green Cardamom makes many Indian dishes traditional. Crushed, left to steep then removed Green Cardamom pods impart vibrant, sweet flavor and aromatic bouquet.

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 40 min

Total time: 45 min

Biryani with Raisins and Chicken
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Serves 4


  1. Heat oil in large, deep-sided pan over low heat. Add onion and cook, stirring periodically, until tender, about 10 minutes. Season with salt. Add cardamom, bay leaves, cinnamon and peppercorns and continue cooking for another 5 minutes or until fragrant.

  2. Add saffron to stock and let steep.

  3. Place rice in colander and rinse until water runs clear. Add to onion mixture, along with stock. Raise heat and bring to a boil. Lower temperature, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally and add additional hot water or stock if needed.

  4. Discard bay leaves and cinnamon. Stir in almonds, raisins and chicken and heat through. Serve immediately.