by Matt Gillespie December 28, 2016 2 Comments

Chicken Biryani
An Indian classic, combining rice, yogurt and a divine constellation of spices... perfect for the Grill's flavor trapping abilities! Missing some of the ingredients listed? Just substitute as needed, it will still be delicious! (A big thanks to GoSun Community Kitchen member Hassan Baxi for this delicious recipe!)
Yield: 2 Servings
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Total Time: 70 Minutes


½ lb Chicken
¼ tsp Turmeric
¼ tsp Crushed Dry Mint
1 teaspoon Salt
¼ tsp Crushed Cardamom
1-2 Crushed Cloves
¼ tsp Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Garam Masala 
2 teaspoons Ginger + Garlic Paste
2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
½ cup Yogurt
¼ teaspoon Chili Paste (optional)

1 cup Basmati Rice
1 tsp Salt

Other ingredients:
1 tbsp Olive Oil
6 tbsp Fried Onions
Anise stars
2 Bay Leaves
¼ tsp Shahi Jeera (Black Cumin)
2 tbps Fresh Lemon Juice
a few pinches of Saffron (Nice to have but optional)


1. Mix all marinade ingredients in a plastic bag or dish for 3-4 hours, preferably overnight.

2. Soak basmati rice with salt in water for about 30 minutes. Place into preheated Grill for a few minutes, until the water just begins to lightly boil. A foil topper covering the cart can accelerate the cooking process. Drain the rice as soon as bubbles appear on the sides of the cart.

3. Layer in pan(s), the following in order:

Olive Oil
Marinaded Chicken
Fried Onion
Drained Rice
few Anise Stars
2 Bay Leaves
¼ tsp Shahi Jeera
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
a pinch of Saffron
Fried onion
½ cup of Water
1 tbsp of Ghee/ Coconut/Olive Oil
Add more Salt, if required, to the rice.

4. Put pan(s) into an oven preheated to #3. Leave alone for 35 minutes. Open to Mixed things around gently in the pan(s). Closed oven reflectors and let pan(s) sit in

5. Open to mix ingredients things around gently in the pan(s). Closed oven reflectors and let pan(s) sit in oven for another 15 minutes.

6 Garnish with chopped cilantro and chopped mint before serving.


Chicken Biryani GoSun Grill Solar Oven
    Matt Gillespie
    Matt Gillespie

    Matt Gillespie is an industrial designer, permaculture educator, and co-founder of GoSun. He has lectured periodically on permaculture, crowdfunding, and renewable energy technology at the University of Cincinnati's DAAP and Mother Earth News Fairs across the country. An avid gardener, cyclist and outdoor explorer, Matt brings his passion for connecting and serving others to the GoSun Team.

    2 Responses

    Staffan Sandblom
    Staffan Sandblom

    May 24, 2017

    It would be great with also metric units in the recipies!

    Brian Hall
    Brian Hall

    May 13, 2017

    I bought a GO SUN GRILL and after the wait received it — am about to embark on using it — need some recipes and tips and directions — I see there are several recipes for the GO SUN STOVE online … Do I use the same ones? Do you have a cookbook? thanks for your help.

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