Brazilian Style Biryani


Brazilian Style Biryani

Samba Biryani: A Brazilian Twist on a Classic Indian Dish

In the vibrant world of Brazilian cuisine, we bring you a unique fusion of flavors with our Brazilian Style Biryani. This dish combines the aromatic spices of traditional Indian biryani with the vibrant ingredients and cooking techniques of Brazilian cuisine. Get ready to experience a burst of flavors that will transport you to the colorful streets of Brazil.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

30 minutes

50 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Low-carb, High-protein


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Low-fat


While the original Indian biryani is known for its rich and spicy flavors, our Brazilian Style Biryani incorporates the vibrant and fresh ingredients commonly found in Brazilian cuisine. We have added a touch of Brazilian flair by using local spices, tropical fruits, and traditional Brazilian cooking techniques to create a unique fusion dish that will tantalize your taste buds. We alse have the original recipe for Biryani, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 450 kcal / 1884 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 15g, 8g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 45g, 3g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain and set aside.
  2. 2.
    In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until golden brown.
  3. 3.
    Add the chicken pieces to the skillet and cook until they are no longer pink.
  4. 4.
    Stir in the Brazilian curry powder, paprika, ground cumin, turmeric, salt, and black pepper. Cook for an additional 2 minutes to allow the spices to release their flavors.
  5. 5.
    Add the diced bell peppers to the skillet and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. 6.
    Pour in the coconut milk and chicken broth, and bring the mixture to a boil.
  7. 7.
    Add the rinsed rice to the skillet and stir well to combine with the chicken and spices.
  8. 8.
    Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and let the biryani simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the flavors have melded together.
  9. 9.
    Remove the skillet from heat and let it sit, covered, for an additional 5 minutes.
  10. 10.
    Fluff the rice with a fork and garnish with fresh cilantro.
  11. 11.
    Serve the Brazilian Style Biryani hot, with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the dish.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken breast — Make sure to cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces to ensure even cooking.
  • Brazilian curry powder — If you can't find Brazilian curry powder, you can substitute with regular curry powder and add a pinch of chili powder for a hint of heat.
  • Coconut milk — Shake the can of coconut milk well before using to ensure the cream and liquid are well combined.
  • Lime — Squeeze fresh lime juice over the biryani just before serving to add a refreshing citrus flavor.
  • Fresh cilantro — Add the chopped cilantro right before serving to preserve its vibrant flavor and aroma.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a vegetarian version, substitute the chicken with tofu or mixed vegetables.
  • Add a handful of cashews or almonds for a crunchy texture.
  • Serve the biryani with a side of Brazilian hot sauce for an extra kick of flavor.
  • Use leftover cooked rice to make this dish even quicker and easier.
  • Experiment with different types of seafood, such as shrimp or fish, for a seafood twist on the Brazilian Style Biryani.

Serving advice

Serve the Brazilian Style Biryani as a main course, accompanied by a fresh green salad or steamed vegetables. It can also be enjoyed on its own as a flavorful and satisfying meal.

Presentation advice

Garnish the biryani with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro and serve it in a colorful serving dish to highlight the vibrant flavors and fusion of cuisines.