Kozhikode Chicken Biriyani | Chicken Biriyani

kozhikode chicken biriyani

Kozhikode Chicken Biryani | Chicken Biryani

Famed among Biriyani lovers for the richness and spicy aroma. Kozhikode Chicken Biriyani has captured the entire world and is a widely sought after dish, devoured with enthusiasm and great passion. Kozhikode Chicken Biriyani is a delicious and fulfilling delicacy prepared carefully with the perfect blending of spices and aroma. A thin fragrant variety of Basmati rice is employed in the preparation of Kerala Biriyani. Chicken pieces are marinated in naturally available herbs and spices before preparation. Both rice and chicken is cooked separately with required ingredients before blending. Layered carefully with alternate spreads of rice and chicken masala, and garnished sumptuously with boiled eggs, raisins and cashews, looks awesome and tempting. Enjoy the dish.
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


For Preparing Chicken:

For Preparing Rice:

  • 2 Cups Basmati rice
  • 1 Tbsp Clarified butter
  • 5-6 Pieces Cinnamom
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 4-5 Cardamom
  • 4-5 nos. Cloves
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 4 Cups Water
  • As required Salt

For Preparing Biriyani Masala:

  • 2 tbsp Clarified butter
  • 5-6 Pieces Cinnamom
  • 1 no. Bay leaf
  • 1 no. Nutmeg
  • 4-5 nos. Cloves
  • 4-5 nos. Cardamom
  • 2 nos. Onions Chopped
  • 2 nos. Tomato Chopped

For Garnishing:

  • 2 nos. Boiled eggs
  • Few Roasted cashews and raisins
  • 2 nos. Fried onions sliced thin


  • First, blend green chillies, ginger and garlic to a fine paste. Next, take a bowl and mix together yogurt, coriander leaves, mint leaves, curry leaves, cumin seeds, coriander powder, fennel seed powder, green chilly, ginger, garlic mixture, turmeric powder, lime juice, poppy seed paste and required salt. Marinate the chicken pieces in it. Keep aside for 1/2 an hour.
  • Now take the ingredients for preparing rice. Heat clarified butter or ghee in a pan.
  • Add cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom seeds, curry leaves and cloves.
  • Add onion and saute, till they turn translucent.
  • Add washed and cleaned rice. Add enough salt.
  • Add water and allow it to boil.
  • When the water comes to a boil, lower the flame and cover the pan.
  • Cook on low flame for at least 15 minutes, after which the rice would be done and water has evaporated. Keep rice aside.
  • Now we are going to prepare chicken. Refer the ingredients listed under Biriyani Masala. Heat clarified butter or ghee in a pan.
  • Add cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom seeds, nutmeg and cloves.
  • Add onions and saute till brown.
  • Add tomatoes and saute.
  • Add marinated chicken.
  • Cover the pan and cook for at least 10 minutes on a medium flame.
  • Remove the cover and cook on low flame for another 10 minutes to allow gravy to thicken. Check whether chicken pieces are done.
  • Meanwhile layer the serving bowl with alternating layers of rice and the chicken masala.
  • Garnish the top with a boiled egg cut in four pieces, fried onions, roasted cashews and raisins.
  • :- Malabar Chicken Biryani is ready. Serve chicken biryani with raita and papad.


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Keyword Chicken Biryani, Kozhikode Chicken Biryani
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    Anu November 14, 2021

    The recipe is a wonderful traditional versipn. Salt has been not mentioned except for rice. Please remember to add salt to the chicken as well..

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