Calicut Chicken Biriyani

Posted on 11 May 2012 by Aparna Lenka     

Ingredients :

1/2 kg chicken
1/2 cup curd
10gms of coriander leaves
10gms of mint leaves
5gms of curry leaves
1/2 tsp of cummin seeds
1/2 tsp of poppy seeds
1/2 tsp of haldi
1/2 tsp of anniseeds powder
1/2 tsp of salt
25gms of chopped green chillies
20gms of garlic
15gms of chopped ginger
1 tsp of lime juice

For main preparation:

1 tbs of ghee
5-6 cinamon pieces
1 bayleaf
4-5 cardamom seeds
4-5 curry leaves
2 cloves
25gms chopped onions
250gms broken rice
1/2 lit of water

For Biriyani preparation:

2 tbs of ghee
4-5 cinamon
1 bayleaf
4-5 cloves
6-7 pods of cardamom
1 nutmeg
100gm of onion
1 medium tomato quatered

Method :

Mix chicken with curd,coriander leaves,mint leaves, curry leaves,salt, cummin seeds,aniseeds,
chopped green chillies, garlic,chopped ginger, turmeric powder and poppy seeds paste and
marinate for 30 minutes.
In a pan, add ghee and all garam masalas, onion, tomatoes and then add the marinated chicken
and cook well.
For the rice, heat ghee in another pan add the bayleaf, cloves, cardamom, cinamon, curry leaves
and onion rings. Stir, add soaked rice and boiling water. Now, boil the rice till done.
Mix rice & chicken in a serving bowl. Garnish with fried cashewnuts, raisins, fried chillies&
boiled egg.

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