Kerala Style Chicken Biriyani


A perfect and delicious one pot meal , I am totally in love with this dish. A comfort meal , you can sit back and enjoy , and feel right at home ....I have used store bought biryani masala for this , like shaan , eastern, Ann's , or even Sanjeev kapoor's. Add more or reduce the amount of spices and masala to suit your taste buds. 
While growing up and even now , I crave for biryani  often and never fail to order on our visit to an Indian joint here :)

Recipe for Kerala Style Chicken Biryani:-
Ingredients:-
For Rice
Basmati Rice - 1 1/2 cup
Whole cloves,cardamom and mace- 3 each
Bay leaf - 1
Butter - 1/4 stick
Salt
To Marinate Chicken
Chicken - 1/2 kg
Yogurt - 2 tablespoon
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tea spoon
Crushed pepper - 1/2 to 1 tea spoon
Biryani Masala - 1/2 to 1 tea spoon
Salt
For Chicken Masala 
Onion Chopped - 2 cup
Ginger - Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chilli chopped - 4-5 
Biriyani Masala - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Crushed Pepper  - 1/2 tsp
Tomato - 1-2 chopped
Yogurt - 2 tablespoon 
Mint Leaves chopped - 1 cup
Cilantro leaves chopped - 1/2 cup Or add 2-3 table spoon of mint coriander chutney (even store bought)
Garnishing 
Onion Thinly sliced - 1 cup(garnishing)
Cashew nuts - 1/2 cup
Raisins- 1/2 cup
Butter
Salt to taste

Method
Marinate the chicken pieces with all the ingredients under To Marinate section and set aside for 3-4 hours in the fridge
Heat butter in a pan and add all whole spices for a minute.Add rice and fry for 2 minutes. Add 3 cups hot water , salt and cook covered till done.
Heat butter in a pan and fry the Onions first,the fry cashew nuts and raisins,keep it aside
In the same pan Saute' Chopped onions until it is soft and add Ginger garlic paste and green chillies , saute.add chopped tomatoes and saute till the oil separates.
When oil starts to separate add Turmeric powder,pepper crushed ,Biriyani masala and salt and saute it for a minute
Add the chicken pieces to it and saute' it well for a couple of minutes
Now mix it with yogurt and the chopped mint leaves and coriander leaves
Add a little water if needed and cook it in a medium flame till the chicken is done and the gravy is medium dry...There should be some gravy left for baking the rice in it...
Now take a baking dish and Brush it with some butter.
Spread a layer of rice in the bottom and chicken on the top.
Arrange the rice and the chicken masala this way.
Garnish with Fried onions,cashews and raisins and cover it with an aluminium foil 
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees and bake this for 10-20 minutes

( if you are using a microwave, arrange the rice and gravy in layers in a microwave safe dish,cover it with a microwave safe lid and cook it for 5-7 minutes. On stove top arrange it in a vessel ,cover it with a lid ,and keep it on the top of a heavy tawa and heat it for 6-7 minutes.)
Serve it with Chutney or Raita...


Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

39 comments:

Anita said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!
Whenever i make i dont make the right colour..it will always be red.....u got it right..
I am going to try your way..
Thanks for the recipe!!!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Thanks Anita....

Pooja said...

Looks delicious Sarah! My favourite :)

Sebastian said...

honey chechi...
kidillan!!!!!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Thanks Pooja and Sebastian

Pavithra said...

First time here ..looking lovely and mouthwatering .. u have wonderful recipes..keep going

Pavithra said...

First time here ..u have wonderful space and lovely recipes..keep going and visit my blog when u find time..

Smitha said...

Hey Sarah,
Just came across your blog and loved that u had a recipe for biryani. I love it. My fav food.
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Preeti Singh said...

Sarah, you have a lovely space.. I am first time here...Biryani looks delicious ... my favourite.. keep roocking..

kittymatti said...

Wow! U have such a lovely blog here.. Biriyani looks great dear!!

Priya said...

U have a beautiful space Sarah...Drooling over the briyani rite now..yummm!!

Rani said...

hey dear...
I tried this recipe yesterday itself
Came out really well....thanks for the recipe dear....

Sarah Naveen said...

Thanks a ton to Pavithra,Preethi,Priya,Kittimatti and Rani...

Ashwini said...

biriyani looks yummy..first time to ur blog.. got good recipes..

if u have time checkout my blog!!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Thanks a lot Ashwini for visiting vazhayila

ARUNA said...

wow this is looking so tempting.....i love anything with chicken!!!

Ayilya said...

Hey sarah

Great blog....

sangi said...

Come again with chicken dish?i can't conntrol da..

Sarah Naveen said...

[:)]...

Viki's Kitchen said...

Hi Sarah, Just now visited ur Biryani recipe. Its so perfect n simple. Love the mild clor u got. Will try ur method soon.
Will u pls let me know, what brand of biryani masala u used?
Have a great weekend dear.

Sarah Naveen said...

Hey Viki...thanks a ton ...about the color ,i believe its cos i dint add chilli powder..I let greeenchillies and the pepper powder to make it hot..Chilli powder even if you add very little alters the color..
I used Eastern Biriyani Masala,one that my mom always prefer..

viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks for the quick response Sarah. I will definitely buy the Eastern masala and try ur version... U know I m more of a biryani person and urs tempted me a lot:)
More over the event I conducted is open for lateral entries too. If u want, just visit the last paragraph in my chicken event and if u wish , u can send ur entries too. Hope it would help many outthere like me.

Sarah Naveen said...

hey Viki..I have sent you the lateral entries..Thanks for informing me..U know i am a true Slackaroni...[:)]..
Hr8 to hear that u love my Biriyani...My hubby is also a biriyani person..

kochumol said...

ur receipe is really good.... we tried... very delicious...

Vee said...

Hi Sarah,

Tried your chicken biryani recipe yesterday for a get together. Turned out really good. Thanks

Sarah Naveen said...

Great to know that Vee..
I just rearranged the ingredients in the post in a better way :)..

Anonymous said...

hi Sarah!!
Tried this briyani. it was yummy! thnx for the post!

Sarah Naveen said...

Anon, Glad u liked it :)

Jean Teena said...

Hi,
My First Chicken Biriyani and a Grand Success! :) I think you forgot to mention tomatoes in the Method. But it was understood.

Thanks a ton again.

Sarah Naveen said...

hey Jean teena...glad to know u tried n loved it ...Tomato thing was a typo ...:-)...See ya around here !

Vee said...

can you let me know how many people this will serve? I would like to prepare it for my son's birthday party where I will have about 10 people.

Thanks

Vee said...

Can you let me know how many people this will serve? I would like to prepare this for my son's birthday party where we will be having about 10-13 people.

Thanks

Sarah Naveen said...

Vee..it should serve 3 or may b 4 people..Thats it ..Hope this helps..

Rinu Thomas said...

Awesome! Thanks for the recipe :)

Rinu Thomas said...

Awesome! Thanks for the recipe :)

liya anoop said...

Honey, Never knew you were the owner of this blog...great going...very happy to know this..good recipes..keep going

liya anoop said...

Honey...never knew you own this...very happy for you..good recipes and keep going...

liya anoop said...

Honey, Never knew you were the owner of this blog...great going...very happy to know this..good recipes..keep going

Tommy Hanson said...

Looks delicious and a mouthwatering one. :) I also like the presentation of this chicken biryani dish. Keep going to share more of your recipes. Thanks for sharing. Cheers.

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