Haute Cuisine Biryani


Haute Cuisine Biryani

Elevated Biryani Delight

In the realm of haute cuisine, we present a refined adaptation of the beloved Indian dish, Biryani. This elevated version combines the essence of traditional Biryani with the sophistication of haute cuisine techniques, resulting in a dish that is both luxurious and flavorful.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

30 minutes

60 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free (if using dairy-free butter and cream substitutes), High-protein, Low-carb (in moderation), Halal

Dairy (butter, cream)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Low-fat


While the original Indian Biryani is known for its bold and robust flavors, this haute cuisine adaptation focuses on enhancing the delicate flavors and textures. The cooking techniques and presentation are elevated to create a more refined and elegant dining experience. We alse have the original recipe for Biryani, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 450 kcal / 1880 KJ
  • Fat: 20g (8g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 40g (2g sugars)
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Rinse the basmati rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes, then drain.
  2. 2.
    In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook until golden brown.
  3. 3.
    Add the minced garlic and ginger paste to the pot and cook for another minute.
  4. 4.
    Add the chicken pieces to the pot and cook until they are browned on all sides.
  5. 5.
    In a separate small bowl, dissolve the saffron strands in a tablespoon of warm water.
  6. 6.
    Add the soaked and drained rice to the pot with the chicken. Stir well to combine.
  7. 7.
    Pour in the chicken stock, saffron water, heavy cream, and all the spices (cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg). Season with salt to taste.
  8. 8.
    Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the flavors have melded together.
  9. 9.
    Remove the pot from heat and let it rest, covered, for 5 minutes.
  10. 10.
    Fluff the rice with a fork and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Basmati rice — Rinse the rice thoroughly to remove excess starch and achieve fluffy grains.
  • Saffron strands — Soak the saffron in warm water to release its vibrant color and delicate aroma.
  • Chicken — Ensure the chicken is cooked through and tender before adding the rice.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra touch of luxury, garnish the Biryani with edible gold leaf.
  • Experiment with different protein options such as lamb or seafood for a unique twist.
  • Use homemade chicken stock for a richer flavor profile.
  • Serve the Biryani with a side of raita (yogurt sauce) to balance the flavors.
  • To achieve a more intense aroma, toast the whole spices (cardamom, cinnamon, cloves) before adding them to the dish.

Serving advice

Serve the Haute Cuisine Biryani as the centerpiece of an elegant dinner party. Plate it with precision, ensuring each serving is visually appealing. Accompany it with a side of raita and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves for a pop of color.

Presentation advice

Present the Haute Cuisine Biryani in individual serving bowls or on a large platter. Arrange the chicken and rice in an aesthetically pleasing manner, and sprinkle saffron strands on top for an elegant touch. Serve with confidence and pride.