Chiman’s Chicken Biryani Spice Blend


Chiman’s Chicken Biryani Spice Blend – Chicken cooked with rice, almonds and cashews.

A mild and tasty dish, ideal for family meals and an easy to cook supper.

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How to make Chiman’s Chicken Biryani Spice Blend in a thermal cooker – Mild.

This can be cooked in a Thermal Cooker if you have one using the instructions below.

If you don’t have a thermal cooker this spice blend can be cooked in the conventional way using the instructions on the packet but remember you will not save up to 80% on cooking fuel.


  • Chiman’s Chicken Biryani Spice Blend
  • 4 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped8 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1kg chicken joints, skinned and cut in half
  • 25g ground almonds
  • 400g basmati rice
  • 750ml water
  • 50g cashew nuts
  • fresh coriander to garnish



  1. In the inner pot, fry onions over a medium heat until golden brown.
  2. Add the Chimans Chicken Biryani Spice Blend, garlic and salt. Fry for 1 minute.
  3. Add chicken, stir well and cook for 5 minutes, turning once.
  4. Add water and bring to the boil.
  5. Stir in the ground almonds and rice. Bring back to the boil.
  6. Boil for 1 minute.
  7. Turn off the heat and put the inner pot into the insulated outer container and shut the lid,
  8. Cook without power for a minimum of 2 hours.
  9. Serve garnished with fresh coriander.

Serve with: Chiman’s Cauliflower & Spinach Bhaji, naan bread and a tomato salad for a scrumptious meal.


  • Chiman’s spice mixes have a long best before time, however are safe to use after that time. They simply lose some flavour.
  • If you are cooking for less than 4 people you could freeze some of the cooked meal or only use half the packet.
  • If you find the food too spicy or too hot, simply use less than the whole sachet of spices according to taste.
  • If you like more of a chilli kick, add some fresh chopped chilli to the dish or serve in a small bowl so that everyone can have exactly the amount they like.
  • If you find your mouth burning, resist the temptation to drink water. Instead, have a spoonful of yogurt or a lassi drink.
  • We often get asked which oil to use – vegetable oil is the best option as it is light, doesn’t affect the flavour of the spices and it’s healthy too!
  • Best for kids (and adults!) who like a mild curry: Kofta Bhoona (let them roll the balls themselves); Chicken Korma; Chicken Tikka Masala; Cauliflower & Spinach Bhaji
  • An anonymous tip: Try adding a few green peas to the Spicy Chick Peas. It adds colour without upsetting the balance of the dish



chilli powder, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, garam masala, ginger, mustard seeds, turmeric

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Weight 0.05 kg


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