Kerala Tasty Chicken Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani)

Yummy and easy Kerala biriyani

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Kerala Tasty Chicken Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani)

Yummy and easy Kerala biriyani

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Rice

By Sarada Venugopal

Published On: 22 Mar 2007

Rating: 3
16 Votes, 2 Reviews
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45 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1

Dry roast the ingredients under biryani masala all together and grind to a fine powder. Require only 1 - 2 tsp from this for biriyani preparation.

Clean the chicken and cut into medium sized pieces. Wash and drain.

Step 2

Grind together the fennel, ginger, garlic and green chilies, half of mint leaves into a coarse paste

Step 3

:- You can add some coconut too while grinding if you prefer.

Step 4

Chop the tomatoes into small pieces and slice the onions.

Step 5

:- One onion should be sliced very thin for garnishing.

Step 6

Marinate the chicken with half of the masala paste, turmeric and salt. Keep covered for atleast an hour.

Step 7

Clean and soak rice for 30 mins. Keep aside.

Step 8

Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan.

Step 9

Fry the onions required to garnish till golden brown. Add raisins and cashew nuts too. Drain and remove. Keep aside.

Step 10

Heat up the remaining oil and add the rest of the sliced onions and sautT it till it becomes light brown.

Step 11

Add the remaining masala paste n saute till raw smell goes.

Step 12

Add tomatoes n saute.

Step 13

Add biriyani masala, curry leaves, curd n saute it for 5 mins.

Step 14

Add chicken n pressure cook for one whistle and remove whistle and let it cook on low till chicken is done.

Step 15

:- The gravy should be bit watery n thick as u need this to mix with rice.
:- Check taste and add salt, pepper etc depending on it. Do not add water at all. Use curd instead.

Step 16

Heat oil or ghee and add the whole spices- cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and bay leaves,remaining mint leaves. SautT for a minute.

Step 17

Add the drained rice. Stir the rice till it turns opaque and add 2 cups water and 1 tsp lime juice.

Step 18

Cook on low heat.

Step 19

Add more water till the rice gets done.

Step 20

:- It shouldn`t be over cooked or get sticky.

Step 21

In an oven proof dish, spread half of the chicken masala and place half of rice over it.

Step 22

Spread the remaining masala and top it with rice followed by lemon juice.

Step 23

Sprinkle roasted onion, nuts and raisins.

Step 24

Bake it for 15 - 20 mins at 200ªC n let it stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Step 25

Add lime juice after each layer of rice to prevent it from getting sticky.

Step 26

:- Serve hot with chutney or raitha or date chutney.

Step 27

For date chutney:- Grind together 100 gm dates, 2 - 3 green chillies, 1 small piece ginger and salt. Add vinegar or lime juice.


Seems good, need to try. Tell me what is the option if I do not have an Oven

Preetha Jose

I prepared this for our family get together and everyone liked.Its excellent.

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