Recipe: Thalassery Chicken Biriyani

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Thalassery Chicken Biriyani

Kerala, Mains

156 calories/serving
45 mins
Thalaserry Biryani or Malabar Biryani is one of the most loved dish from the tradational Kerela cuisine. It is a dum biryani style recipe made by layering the spicy, aromatic and soft chicken pieces with white and fluffy rice, fried onions, select nuts and ghee in a huge pot. It is a heaven for non-vegetarians.

Recipe by:

India Food Network


1. Marinate chicken using marination as above for 4 hours or overnight. keep aside.

2. Heat a pan and add 1 tbsp ghee. add whole garam masalas (given in rice section) and fry for few seconds.

3. Add water and bring to boil. add drained rice, salt and cook till par boiled. drain and keep aside.

4. In a broad deep pan, heat oil and sauté ginger, garlic, onions on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes. add chicken and sear for few minutes.

5. Add tomato, garam masala powder and pepper. cook on medium flame for 5 minutes. cover and cook till chicken is half cooked. add coconut milk, salt and simmer till its a thick gravy and almost cooked.

6. In another pan, grease with oil or ghee and spread a portion of rice. top with chicken pieces and add mint and coriander leaves.

7. Top again with remaining rice, fried onions and cashews.

8. Cover with tight fitting lid and cook on low flame over tawa for 10 to 15 minutes or till well cooked.

9. Alternatively, you may place par cooked rice over chicken, top with mint, coriander leaves, fried onions and cashews and cook on low flame till done.

By India Food Network