Kerala Chicken Biriyani

Kerala Chicken Biriyani

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 45

Total Time : 65

Ingredients

Serves 10

  • For Biriyani : Chicken : 1 kg

  • Biriyani rice: 4 cups

  • Onion: 5 chopped

  • Tomatoes: 3 chopped

  • Ginger garlic green chilli paste: 3 tbsp

  • Turmeric powder: 3/4 tsp

  • Red chilli powder: 3 tbsp

  • Coriander powder: 2 tbsp

  • Fennel seed Powder: 1 tsp

  • Cumin powder: 1 tsp

  • Garam masala powder: 2 tbsp

  • Cinnamon sticks: 2 small piece

  • Green cardamom: 4

  • Cloves: 4

  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp

  • Fennel seeds: 1 tsp

  • Poppy seeds: 1 tsp

  • Salt: 1 tbsp

  • Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp

  • Ghee: 1 cup

  • Coconut oil: 4 tbsp

  • For Marination: Red chilli powder: 2 tsp

  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp

  • Black pepper powder: 1 tsp

  • Yogurt: 2 tbsp

  • Salt: 1/2 tsp

  • For Garnishing: Onions: 1 finely chopped

  • Cashews: 2 to 3 tbsp broken

  • Raisins: 1 tbsp

  • Coriander leaves: 1/2 cup

  • Mint leaves: 1/2 cup

  • Ghee: 1 tbsp

Directions

  • 01

    Marinate chicken with the items listed under ' for marination' and keep it aside for 15 mins.

  • 02

    At the same time soak rice in water for 15 mins.

  • 03

    Meanwhile boil water to cook rice by adding 1 small piece of cinnamon stick, 2 cloves,2 cardamon and 1 tbsp ghee.

  • 04

    Add rice when water starts boiling. Cook rice till its cooked 3/4 th. Do not overcook the rice.

  • 05

    Drain water and keep aside for cooling.

  • 06

    Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the chicken pieces and keep aside.

  • 07

    Heat ghee in Biriyani pot or vessel.

  • 08

    Add cumin seeds, fennel seeds,cinnamon stick, cloves,star anise and poppy seeds. Toss for a minute.

  • 09

    Add onions with little salt and saute till it becomes soft.

  • 10

    Add ginger garlic green chilli pastr and saute for 3 to 4 mins till onions turn golden brown.

  • 11

    Add tomatoes and saute till they turn mushy.

  • 12

    Add all the dry sice powders mentioned under for ' Biriyani' .

  • 13

    Add 2 to 3 cups of water and cook for 2 mins.

  • 14

    Now add the fried chicken pieces to this and cook till the gravy thickens.

  • 15

    Once cooked, switch off the flame and remove the chicken gravy into another vessel leaving behind just a small layer of gravy with few chicken pieces.

  • 16

    Layer rice on top of this.

  • 17

    Repeat the process by adding chicken gravy and rice layer on top.

  • 18

    The topmost layer would be of rice.

  • 19

    For garnishing,fry onions with little salt on high flame till it becomes brown and crisp.

  • 20

    To the same pan add cashews and raisins and toss till it browns.

  • 21

    Spread this on top of rice and sprinkle it with coriander and mint leaves and 1 tbsp of ghee.

  • 22

    Cover the lid and cook on low flame for 5 to 7 mins.

  • 23

    Switch off the flame and keep it for 5 mins before serving .

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