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Chicken Biriyani (Kerala Style)

chicken briyani kerala style, easy chicken briyani recipe, chicken biriyani in cooker recipe, chicken biriyani with step by step pictures

Chicken Biriyani

Chicken Biryani Recipe

Ingredients: (Serves 4-5)

  • Chicken – 500g cut into medium size pieces
  • Onion – 2
  • Tomato – 1
  • Ginger garlic paste – 3 tsp
  • Green Chilli – 4-5
  • Coriander leaves – handful
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 3 tsp
  • Biryani Masala/Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Oil
  • Salt

To Marinate: (For Chicken)

  • Chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Kashmiri chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Yogurt – 2 Tbsp
  • Salt

For Rice:

  • Basmati Rice – 2 Cup
  • Ghee – 2 Tbsp
  • Water – 3 ¾ Cup
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Cardamom pods – 3 nos
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch piece
  • Bay leaves – 1 no
  • Briyani Masala – 1 tsp (optional)
  • Salt

For Garnishing:

  • Cashew – 3 Tbsp
  • Raisins – 2 Tbsp
  • Onion – 1
  • Coriander leaves
  • Ghee – 3 Tbsp

 

(Note: 1 Cup = 250 ml
I used Shaan Biryani Masala. If you prefer less amount of gravy for the chicken reduce the amount of onion for chicken masala preparation
I didn’t use coriander leaves as my family doesn’t like the taste of it.)
Method: (With Step-by-Step Pictures)

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Mix all the ingredients to marinate. Add cleaned chicken into it and keep it in the fridge for half an hour.

 

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Heat oil in a nonstick pan and roast the chicken until its light brown in color. Remove it from the pan

 

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To the same pan add sliced onion and sauté till onion turns brown in color (It takes approx 15 mins for this step)

 

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Add sliced tomato and cook till it becomes soft.

 

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Add ginger garlic paste, green chilli and saute for 2-3 mins. Add coriander leaves and sauté for a min.

 

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Add all the spice powder, salt and sauté it for 2-3 mins

 

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Add fried chicken pieces and mix well so that chicken pieces will get coated well with the masala.

 

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Add water and cook with the pan covered till chicken is cooked well and is almost 90% dry. (Check whether chicken is cooked well. If not add additional water and cover and cook till its done)

 

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For the rice part, wash rice and drain it well
Heat ghee in a cooker and add all the spices and sauté for a min.

 

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Add rice and sauté it for a min.

 

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Add water, salt and mix well. Pressure cook the same and wait for 1 whistle and immediately remove the cooker from stove.

 

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Once the whistle goes completely immediately remove the cooker lid and leave it open.

 

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Preheat the oven to 180 Deg. Take a baking dish and apply some oil. Put one layer of rice in it.

 

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On the top put a layer of chicken with masala. Repeat the same till rice and chicken is finished. The top layer should be rice.

 

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Cover it with an aluminium foil and bake in a preheated oven for 10-15 mins.

 

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Garnish the baked Biriyani with fried cashew, raisins, onion and coriander leaves.

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10 thoughts on “Chicken Biriyani (Kerala Style)

  1. Madam, after “Pressure cook the same and wait for 1 whistle and immediately remove the cooker from stove”, confirm the rice is only partly cooked? if so, is it half cooked?

    • Hi Jag….. The rice will be fully cooked by one whistle. Since its Basmati rice and we are cooking in cooker, the cooking time is less. Once the steam drops u need to open the cooker and leave it open, else it ill get over cooked. Hope i am clear.

      Thanks
      Vimmy 🙂

  2. Thanks a tonnnnn Vimmy !!!!!!!! This was the best chicken biriyani I’ve ever made so far in my life..you have neatly and clearly described each n every step so well that I never even had a doubt or had to call up my mom!!!! Wish I could send u the pics !!!

    • Dear Deepa,

      Really happy to know the recipe worked out well for you and happy to know that you are finding my little space useful. Sure, please send me the pics, i will be excited to see it 🙂

      Thanks
      Vimmy

  3. Thanks a lot Vimmy! What amazing flavors we relished at lunch.. Umm yummm.. Was trying to find the ultimate biryani recipe n I have found my solace with this one 🙂 Keep inspiring!

    • Dear Ashi,

      Really happy to know that your family loved it. Thanks a lot for your lovely feedback. Happy Cooking!!!!

      Cheers
      Vimmy 🙂

    • Dear Apsara,

      Happy to know that you liked the recipe. And thanks a lot for your good words. It keeps me motivated 🙂

      Thanks
      Vimmy

  4. As it is given in the blog every one likes chicken briyani the most. what a lovely dish,,, Feel like eating again and again

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