Nasi Biryani Ayam Madu

Selling foods to all Malaysians living in Dublin was our main activity back in 2008-2011. One of our mouth-watering menus was Nasi Biryani with Ayam Masak Madu (Biryani Rice with Honey Chicken). The dish was finely catered by my wife Anes and delivered by me aka the delivery boy (available only for Dublin City Centre and by request). I reckon, Nasi Biryani Ayam Madu was the best and was my favorite too at that time.

Biryani rice
We were also selling other menus such as Nasi Lemak Ayam Crispy (Coconut Rice with Crispy Fried Chicken), Beef Padprik and Ayam Percik. All are sold at €3.50 per pack. Menu was updated on Selera Malaysia Facebook  usually two days before the event. \

Nasi Biryani Ayam Madu
For those who never get a chance to try out our Nasi Biryani Ayam Madu, don’t worry as here is the recipe.

Nasi Biryani (Biryani Rice) - 6-10 people

7 cups of Basmati Rice (Soak in a warm water for 1/2 an hour and drained)
1 tablespoon of ghee
1 can of evaporated milk
1 red onion**
5 cloves of shallot**
5 cloves of garlic**
2 inch of Ginger**
1 Cinnamon stick*
1 star anise*
5 Cloves (Bunga cengkih)*
4 Cardamoms*
2 Screwpine leaves (tie them into a knot)
A full hand of fried shallots
1/2 cup of raisins
Food coloring (Yellow)
1 cube of chicken stock
Salt to taste
8 cups of water

Heat up 1 tablespoon of ghee in a rice cooker. Then add all the spices(*) and ground mixture (**) and fry for a minute or until fragrant. Add a can of evaporated milk, chicken cube and water. Stir and bring the mixture to boil and add washed basmati rice together with screwpine leaves. Continue stirring occasionally. Finally, drizzle a few drop of yellow food coloring and spread raisins and dried shallots. Gently stir the rice to make them evenly mixed.

Ayam Madu (Honey Chicken)

1 whole chicken (cut into 12 pieces)
Salt to taste
1 tablespoons of turmeric powder
1 tablespoon of curry powder
3 cloves garlic
1 inch ginger
2 Onion*
15 dried chilies* (*blend)
200 grams honey
2 inch palm sugar
1 cups of tomato ketchup/tomato puree
2 cups of water

Marinade the chicken with the pounded garlic and ginger together with the salt, turmeric powder and the curry powder. After a while fried the chicken until tender and put aside. Save the remaining marinade mix for the sauce preparation. Heat enough oil and sauté the remaining mix with the blended chilies and onion oil from the paste floats to the top. Then, add in the tomato ketchup/puree, honey, palm sugar and water. Stir it well. Wait until the sauce thickens, and then put in the fried chicken. Now it’s ready to eat. As optionally, you can sprinkle some parsley leaves or dried shallots for decorations.

14 Responses to "Nasi Biryani Ayam Madu"

  1. I came across your blog from Rasa Malaysia! This biryani looks mouth-watering :D

  2. Wow! It looks so yummy. Ive never tried malaysian food before. Now I can thanks to your recipe! :)

  3. Hey, stumbled across your awesome blog via Rasa Malaysia! Your recipes and photos are making me *really* homesick... I can't wait to try your Nasi Biryani recipe - you're selling this's got to be fantastic!! Too bad you're not in Colorado so I can be lazy and just buy it from you, haha!

  4. Guys,

    I ve missed out the Acar(vegi)recipe on this post.Sorry but will try to update ASAP.

  5. i live in dublin. where do i order?

  6. Oh wow, that looks delicious. I think I will need to stop at the grocery store to pick up some of these ingredients.

  7. Hi,

    That looks really good. I'm proud that fellow Malaysians are doing well overseas and sharing our cuisine with others :D

    Keep it up!

    By the way, you are free to write at my site for added exposure to your site if you want. Just give me a shout :)

  8. Hi PabloPabla,

    Thanks for the offer. When I am free,I will try to write something on your blog.

  9. oh my.. I hope you can 'expand the business'.. it is really mouth watering just to look at the photos Mr Ariffin.

  10. Their Nasi Beriyani is definitely the best! And I have been telling Anes to open up a Beriyani Store here in Dublin. Like seriously, do!

  11. Just came across your fantastic blog. Definitely bookmarking. Am now terribly hungry & homesick! Really need to go out and get a blender to try your recipes!

  12. aaahh!! sedap nye! I've tried this today and it's delicious! thanks for sharing!

  13. I am realllllly eager to try this. But isn't 7 cups of rice a lot? On a normal day i would cook 2 cups for my small family of 3. how do i adjust this recipe?? PLEASE REPLY thanks in advance

  14. I envy those Malaysian in Dublin =.=' wish we have at least one Malaysia restaurant here in Tucson, AZ


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