The recipe turned out well and had a lot of flavor, but it was mostly cumin. It tasted like what I expect middle eastern/mexican fusion to be like. But I got my boyfriend to eat raisins in a cooked dish and he actually liked it! We fought for dibs on the leftovers! Would definitely make this again.
The recipe turned out well. Changes I made: jalapeno, not serrano, I cooked the rice separately because it never works for me when I cook it together (so less water). Sauteed onions for longer. Less cumin. 2 T. raisins only. Served with oven baked eggplant (oil, salt, pepper and onion on a cookie sheet). Make again? Maybe
I made no alterations to this recipe, so I was very shocked when I got such a bland, flat, and sweet result. Other than a very slight spicy hint from the spices, the only flavor in sight was the golden raisins which -- when surrounded by such blandness -- made this entrÃ©e taste more like a rice pudding with chicken than chicken biryani. Not really sure what could be the problem with this, we usually like this sort of recipe.