Though some of the fat has been cut from this version of the elaborate rice pilaf called biryani, the saffron–infused milk and the drizzle of melted butter over the top make it a dish fit for Shah Jahan, the creator of the Taj Mahal. the rice is cooked with whole spices, which are not meant to be eaten.Plus: More Chicken Recipes and Tips
The chicken can be cooked and refrigerated for up to 2 days. Reheat gently before assembling the dish.
Garam masala is a spice blend that's available at Indian markets.
A Gewürztraminer will match the aromatic spice and sweetness here.