Kerala Simple & Yummy Chicken Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani)


Kerala Simple & Yummy Chicken Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani)

Easy to make chicken biriyani
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 3 people


  • 1 kg Chicken cut into big pieces
  • 1 kg Basmati rice
  • 250 gm Dalda or Ghee
  • ½ kg Onion sliced finely & divided into three portions
  • ½ kg Tomato
  • 100 gms Green chillies crushed
  • 5 nos) Ginger – 100 gms (4 crushed, 4
  • 100 gms Garlic crushed



  • Clean the chicken well.
  • Apply well 1 tsp of turmeric powder and salt over the chicken and keep it for 1 hr.
  • :- Don¦t use the chicken¦s liver.
  • Crush the ingredients which are to be made into a paste and keep it separately.
  • For cooking the chicken:- 1)Fry the marinated chicken in oil.
  • To the remaining oil, fry onion(1/3 of the onion) till golden brown.
  • Add powdered cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, pepper, coriander powder and fry for 2 mins.
  • Stir in low fire.
  • Add cut coriander leaves & mint leaves to it and stir for 1 min.
  • Add crushed ginger, green chillies and garlic and stir for 1 min.
  • Add sliced tomato and stir, till tomato gets cooked
  • Add salt.
  • Add fried chicken pieces into it and mix well.
  • Cover the lid and cook.
  • When done, remove from fire.
  • For cooking rice:- 1)Take rice and rinse it thoroughly in a sieve under cold running water.
  • Heat 100 gm of dalda or ghee in a pan.
  • Fry cashews & raisins in it & transfer to another dish.
  • To the remaining ghee, add 1/3rd of the onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Now to a little ghee, add 1/3rd of the onion & fry till medium brown.
  • Add 2 kg of water & salt to taste.
  • Bring it to a boil.
  • Add washed rice into it & boil.
  • Lower the flame, cover and cook for some time. Stir occasionally.
  • When water evaporates completely, add biriyani colour mixed with 2 - 3 drops of water and mix well.
  • Switch off the fire.
  • Cover using a lid and keep for 1 hr.
  • For serving:- 1)Take a small plate and place 2 tsp of fried cashews, onion & raisins, 1 chicken piece,1 tsp of masala on it.
  • On top of it, add some rice & press well.
  • Transfer to another serving dish in such a way that the masala comes on top.
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Response (3)
  1. M
    Manju April 3, 2011

    Excellent and easy recipe to make. Biriyani turned out awesome.

  2. K
    Kavitha Racharla August 7, 2009

    Very Good and ease one

  3. P
    PRATHEEKSHA ROBIN August 18, 2010

    Hey..its really a good recipe. I tried the same and it was really awesome. Thanks for the good recipe..

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