Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Biryani

chicken-biryani

Hello everyone

As a general rule I try to post simple recipes that don’t have a huge list of fancy ingredients you need to source from all over before you can make it.  This recipe does have a longer than usual list of ingredients but a lot of them you will either have in the store cupboard or can easily pick up from the supermarket so don’t be put off.

Biryani is a personal favourite of mine and my local Indian restaurant has a option to have this gluten and dairy free.  It has been on my list of things I wanted to develop a recipe for and I finally got round to it.

Biryani is derived from the Persian word Birian, which means ‘fried before cooking’ and  Birinj, the Persian word for rice.  There are a number of interesting theories/legends on how the dish managed to make its way from Persia to India.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Biryani Recipe

Gluten and Dairy free Chicken Biryani

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serves / makes 2-3
15 prep time
60 mins cooking time

Ingredients

 

For the chicken:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 medium tomato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dairy free yoghurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed

For the rice:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 225g basmati rice
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 litre hot chicken stock
  • salt and pepper, for seasoning
  • large handful of spinach
  • 2 tablespoons cashew nuts

Method

  1. Add the olive oil to a large shallow pan over a medium heat
  2. Fry the potatoes until golden brown, about 5 minutes
  3. Add in the onion, garlic, ginger, chilli, turmeric, cumin, tomatoes and seasoning
  4. Fry for another 5 minutes
  5. Stir in the yoghurt, cardamom and cinnamon stick
  6. Cook until the mixture has thickened and the tomatoes are broken up
  7. Add in the chicken and stir until covered
  8. Put a lid on the pan, reduce the heat to low and cook for 40 minutes
  9. Make the rice by adding the olive oil to a large shallow pan over a medium heat
  10. Saute the onions for 5 minutes
  11. Add in the turmeric, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, ginger and rice
  12. Stir until the rice is coated
  13. Pour in the chicken stock and the chicken and tomato mix
  14. Season with salt and pepper
  15. Bring to the boil then turn down the heat to a gentle simmer
  16. Cover and cook for 20 minutes
  17. Stir in the spinach and cashew nuts
  18. Remove the whole cloves, cardamom pods and cinnamon sticks before serving

 

Gluten and Dairy Free Prawn Tikka Masala

serves / makes 4
20 prep time
20 mins cooking time

Description

Morning everyone

I’m in my first day back from holiday slump – got lots of washing to do and the usual post holiday unpacking. Instead of actually doing that I’m uploading recipes, thinking what cake I could bake today for the website and planning a little trip out for lunch.

Hope you all have a great weekend whatever you are up to.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons tikka masala paste
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 400g prawns, shelled and peeled
  • 400g can of chopped tomatoes
  • 150ml dairy free cream
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Method

  1. Gently heat the olive oil in a large shallow pan over a low heat
  2. Add the garlic and onion and saute for 5 minutes
  3. Add the prawns and cook for a further 2 minutes
  4. Stir in the tikka paste and cook for a minute
  5. Pour in the chopped tomatoes and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes
  6. Stir in the cream and season to taste with salt and pepper
  7. Serve with pilau rice and poppadoms

Gluten and Dairy Free Easy Chicken Korma

serves / makes 4
20 prep time
20 mins cooking time

Description

Hello Everyone

I’ve been in Rome for the last week on a little holiday with my parents, it’s been great just switching off and relaxing for a bit. I’ve written a little travel guide to Rome before but I’m always amazed at the amount of gluten and dairy free food that is readily available in restaurants, and of course the quality. With a little bit of research before I went I was able to visit restaurants, cafes, bakeries and ice-cream shops that always had something I could enjoy. If you want to know more about eating out in Rome then search for “Rome’ on my website and you can view the article I wrote about where I ate.

I’m on the way to London now to visit friends for a few days before heading back up to Scotland, I’ve found a number of amazing places to eat here as well – I think I need to update my post about eating out in London.

Today I thought I would upload one of my simple recipes for Chicken Korma. This recipe may be classed as cheating a bit because I’ve used a korma paste rather than making it from scratch. The majority of korma pastes you can pick up in the supermarket are gluten and dairy free but as always please check the packaging. Sometimes you just need a simple recipe to put together that tastes great, everyone enjoys and most importantly it is gluten and dairy free – my website is all about that, helping you survive day to day rather than huge complicated recipes. Though one day I might upload a recipe making chicken Korma from scratch and totally contradict that message!

Hope you enjoy this simple dinner, perfect for easy week nights. If you want more gluten and dairy free curry ideas then check out the website for red lentil curry, chicken jalfrezi, chicken tikka masala, potato and spinach curry and tandoori salmon.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger root, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons korma curry paste
  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into small chunks
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper, for seasoning

Method

  1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large shallow pan
  2. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and saute for a couple of minutes
  3. Add the chicken and korma paste and cook for another 5 minutes
  4. Add in the chicken stock and coconut milk
  5. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes
  6. Stir in the ground almonds, coriander and season with salt and pepper
  7. Serve with pilau rice

Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Satay Curry

serves / makes 2
20 prep time
20 mins cooking time

Description

I’m one of these people that is always up to something so I’m constantly on the look out for quick dinners that I can put together in a hurry. This meal is super tasty and can be made in under 30 minutes so it ticks all the boxes.

If you can’t have nuts then omit the peanut butter, the sauce won’t be as creamy but it will still taste good or you could try one of the ‘FreeNut’ butters.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 150g basmati rice, cooked per instructions on the packet
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 10 green beans, sliced into chunks
  • 2 chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large shallow pan over a medium to high heat
  2. Add the chicken and stir fry for 5 minutes
  3. Add in the onion, pepper and green beans
  4. Stir fry for another 3 minutes
  5. Stir in the peanut butter and curry paste
  6. Cook for 1 minute
  7. Pour in the coconut milk and lime juice
  8. Season with salt and pepper
  9. Simmer for 10 minutes
  10. Serve with the boiled rice

Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Tikka Masala

serves / makes 6
30 prep time
30 mins cooking time

Description

Hello

I hope everyone’s week is going well so far. I’ve been trying to get out of bed a little earlier to try and make some better breakfasts on work days rather than just waiting for the weekend. Today I managed to make my recipe for healthy oat and banana pancakes, freshly squeezed apple juice and a soya pumpkin spiced latte. I think it works as I went to work feeling quite pleased with myself – we will see how long it lasts!

After all that breakfast chat today’s recipe doesn’t have anything to do it – instead it is all about curry. I have a number of curry recipes on the website already but I don’t have one for the famous chicken tikka masala. Don’t panic and be put off when you see the ingredients list, it is mainly spices that are either in your store cupboard or you can easily pick up.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

For the chicken tikka:

  • 500g chicken breast, diced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons dairy free natural yoghurt
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

For the curry sauce:

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoons melted dairy free spread
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 100ml dairy free cream
  • 3 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander leaf
  • salt and pepper

Method

  1. Place the diced chicken in a large bowl
  2. In a smaller bowl mix together the remaining marinade ingredients
  3. Pour over the chicken and stir until well coated
  4. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and marinade in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight if possible
  5. Heat a grill pan and cook the chicken for 15 minutes or roast in the oven for 25 minutes at 180oC
  6. Make the masala sauce by placing the melted dairy free spread in a large pan
  7. Saute the onions, garlic and pepper for a couple of minutes
  8. Stir in the ginger, paprika, curry powder, turmeric and chilli powder
  9. Cook for a couple of minutes
  10. Stir in the vinegar, tomato puree, chopped tomatoes and cream
  11. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes
  12. Stir in the garam masala, coriander leaf and season with salt and pepper
  13. Add the chicken tikka pieces
  14. Serve with pilau rice

Gluten and Dairy Free Prawn Tikka Masala

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Morning everyone

I’m in my first day back from holiday slump – got lots of washing to do and the usual post holiday unpacking. Instead of actually doing that I’m uploading recipes, thinking what cake I could bake today for the website and planning a little trip out for lunch.

Hope you all have a great weekend whatever you are up to.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Prawn Tikka Masala Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Easy Chicken Korma Recipe

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Hello Everyone

I’ve been in Rome for the last week on a little holiday with my parents, it’s been great just switching off and relaxing for a bit. I’ve written a little travel guide to Rome before but I’m always amazed at the amount of gluten and dairy free food that is readily available in restaurants, and of course the quality. With a little bit of research before I went I was able to visit restaurants, cafes, bakeries and ice-cream shops that always had something I could enjoy. If you want to know more about eating out in Rome then search for “Rome’ on my website and you can view the article I wrote about where I ate.

I’m on the way to London now to visit friends for a few days before heading back up to Scotland, I’ve found a number of amazing places to eat here as well – I think I need to update my post about eating out in London.

Today I thought I would upload one of my simple recipes for Chicken Korma. This recipe may be classed as cheating a bit because I’ve used a korma paste rather than making it from scratch. The majority of korma pastes you can pick up in the supermarket are gluten and dairy free but as always please check the packaging. Sometimes you just need a simple recipe to put together that tastes great, everyone enjoys and most importantly it is gluten and dairy free – my website is all about that, helping you survive day to day rather than huge complicated recipes. Though one day I might upload a recipe making chicken Korma from scratch and totally contradict that message!

Hope you enjoy this simple dinner, perfect for easy week nights. If you want more gluten and dairy free curry ideas then check out the website for red lentil curry, chicken jalfrezi, chicken tikka masala, potato and spinach curry and tandoori salmon.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Easy Chicken Korma Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Tikka Masala

Image Text

Hello

I hope everyone’s week is going well so far. I’ve been trying to get out of bed a little earlier to try and make some better breakfasts on work days rather than just waiting for the weekend. Today I managed to make my recipe for healthy oat and banana pancakes, freshly squeezed apple juice and a soya pumpkin spiced latte. I think it works as I went to work feeling quite pleased with myself – we will see how long it lasts!

After all that breakfast chat today’s recipe doesn’t have anything to do it – instead it is all about curry. I have a number of curry recipes on the website already but I don’t have one for the famous chicken tikka masala. Don’t panic and be put off when you see the ingredients list, it is mainly spices that are either in your store cupboard or you can easily pick up.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Spiced Coconut Daal

Hello everyone

I’m curry mad – totally love Indian food. I’m a little embarrassed to say this but the local Indian restaurant/takeaway run by a lovely family sent me a Christmas card – an indication of how often I order curry! I realised I didn’t have a recipe for daal on the website – lentils are naturally gluten free but just check there isn’t a may contain gluten on the packet. I know this sound like a ridiculous warning but I have seen a packet of lentils with that allergy advice!

I’ve used coconut milk to make this daal lovely and cream but still dairy free. I served this with some brown rice and a gluten free naan bread – perfect for a hearty dinner.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Spiced Coconut Daal Recipe