Iraqi Parda Plau - Phyllo Pastry Wrapped Biryani

This month’s challenge with the MENA cooking club, the recipes chosen are from Iraq. One is Lis'an El Qa'thi and the other is Pardah Pellau. While surfacing the net , found it difficult to find the correct recipe for the given challenge by Mena, cause the each one had the same method by different names like Iraqi Parda Plau , Perde pilaf or some pronounce it as Parda Palaw. 

This Iraqi dish, which literally means - Phyllo Pastry Wrapped Biryani, wherein the biryani rice, is entirely enveloped in crispy flaky phyllo pastry. Though it sounds complicated and lenghty this is recipe is very easy to make, simple and requires hardly any time assemble it together . For this dish can use leftover biryani.

10 Sheets  Phyllo pastry - Homemade
1.1/2 Cup 
 Air fryer Chicken Biryani 
40 - 50 Grams Butter - melted


I have made a healthy  biryani in the Air fryer hence the name, recipe of Phyllo Pastry and Air fryer Chicken Biryani will be posted soon. 

Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.

Shred the chicken from the briyani and keep aside.  The biryani should be cold ( from the refrigerator). Hence leftover biryani can be used. 
Brush well the bottom and sides of an oven-safe dish with butter.
Begin to layer the phyllo pastry over the bottom and the sides, leaving an over-hanging portion 
Remembering to brush with melted butter between each layer.  
I used five sheets at the bottom.  Then fill the phyllo lined dish to the brim with cooled biryani.   
Cover the top with two sheets of phyllo and brush each sheet with melted butter before laying the other one, brush the top with butter and  then fold over the over-hanging pastry, and brushing the top with melted butter. 
Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes until piping hot and of a golden crispy texture.
Carefully invert on the serving dish.
Cut into portions and  serve
This was an amazing dish, crispy and flaky out side with delicious rice and chicken filling. This is quite heavy and filling , enjoy. 
Labels: Baked, Chicken, Continental Cuisine, Rice, Iraqi, Mena Cooking Club, Middle Eastern, Phyllo pastry
Check the recipe of Phyllo Pastry Sheets - Homemade and Air Fryer Chicken Biryani
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! Did you make everything, including the pasty from scratch! That's amazing... lovely attempt...