Zanzibari Chicken Biryani with Coconut Dhal and Date Chutney
A taste of the exotic from the island of Zanzibar...
Over the centuries Zanzibar’s colourful cuisine has been a melting pot of far-flung cultures and spice trading - even Zanzibar’s name (also known as The Spice Island) evokes exotic aromas and exciting flavours.
Here we’ve got an Indian influenced dish of chicken biryani, although unlike a traditional biryani, the fragrant rice and chicken curry are cooked separately and in Zanzibari restaurants would be assembled to order. On the side we’ve got a rich coconut dhal, a hot and tangy date chutney and chilli salt fruit which is often served as a snack on the island.
1 hour 15 minutes