Kerala Chicken Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Making

Kozhi Biriyani

Kerala Chicken Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani) Making

Easy and yummy biriyani within minutes
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people



  • Soak basmati rice in water for at least 20 mins. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and fry for 2 mins.
  • Add chopped onion and saute till it turns light brown.
  • Add chicken and mix well with the onion.
  • Mix together curd, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, salt and garam masala powder with 1 cup of water in a bowl.
  • Add into the chicken. Saute for 1 minute, till it changes to light brown colour.
  • Cover and cook the chicken till it forms a thick gravy.
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil and fry the potatoes lightly.
  • Add some food colour over the potatoes.
  • Cook basmati rice in lots of water. Add some oil and salt till its half cooked. Strain the water.
  • Mix the food colour with a little milk.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil and 1/2 tbsp ghee in a vessel.
  • Add sliced onions and saute for 8-10 mts till they turn dark brown in colour. Keep aside.
  • Add the food colour, rose essence, metta attar, with lukewarm milk and combine well. Keep aside.
  • To prepare the biriyani, take a wide deep vessel and add 2 tbsp of oil. Spread it over the vessel.
  • Add some rice in the bottom of the vessel and keep the potato pieces.
  • Add chicken on top of the potatoes.
  • Add half cooked rice on top.
  • Spread the fried onion over the rice and put fried cashew nuts and kismis.
  • Put the combined lukewarm milk on all the sides and on top of the rice.
  • Add 1 tbsp of ghee on top of the rice.
  • Place the vessel over an iron tawa and cover with lid. Place a heavyweight over the lid.
  • Reduce to low flame and heat for 10 minutes.
  • Remove weight and the lid.
  • Combine gently.
  • :- Serve hot with raita and curry of your choice
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