Meat Free Chicken Biryani

A much-loved local South African meal with a plant-based twist!

  • Cook Time: 25m
  • Serves: 4


  • 1 box Fry’s Chicken-Style Strips, defrosted
  • Mixed vegetables
  • 2 c rice
  • ½ an onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato
  • Curry leaves
  • Mint
  • Thyme
  • 1 tbsp. masala
  • Yellow food colouring, mixed with a little water
  • Margarine
  • 2 green chillies
  • Oil


  1. Braise onion and tomatoes in oil. Add curry leaves, mint, some thyme and masala. After a few minutes, add the mixed vegetables and Fry’s Chicken Style Strips. Simmer until cooked through.
  2. Steam the rice and strain it. Add it to the curry but do not mix in. Flatten it over and around the curry. Dig into each side with a fork and add the yellow food colouring and a little margarine. Place in a medium heat oven for about fifteen minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and mix curry and rice until it is a nice yellow colour. Serve with a salad.

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