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The art of conjuring up a Thalassery biryani.

 Kerala has lots to offer to foodies and cooking enthusiast.The flavors ,spice-mixes ,  methods of food preparation etc, change due to eras of cultural influences brought about by centuries of trade and cultural exchanges with the east and the west. thalassery biriyaniThis post surely is a time capsule that would get you back to that place were you felt the ecstasy called briyani.We have presented for your time honored tradition of preparing the biryani below:


• 1 kg Chicken, cut into Biryani pieces
• 3 tsp Chilli powder
• 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
• Salt to taste
• Ghee
• 6 Onions
• 3 Tomatoes
• few Green chillies
• 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
• few Coriander leaves
• 1 tsp Garam masala
• 1 tbsp Lemon juice
• few Mint leaves
• 4 Cups Biryani Rice
• 6 Cups Water
• 5 Cloves
• 5 Cardamom
• 3 – 1 inch piece Cinnamon
• 3 Bay leaves

  • Marinade the chicken with turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt for an hour. Shallow fry them and Keep it aside.
  • Heat Ghee in pan. Add the cloves cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves and 1 finely chopped onion.
  • Once the onions are transluscent, add the water and rice. Cover and cook till the rice is cooked • Heat Ghee in a pan, add the remaining onions finely chopped, chopped tomatoes, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, chopped coriander leaves, chopped mint leaves, lemon juice and enough salt.
  • Allow the masala to cook well.
  • Then add the chicken pieces. Mix well, cover and cook it.
  • Take Ovenproof vessel, layer it alternatively with chicken masala and the cooked rice.
  • Cover with aluminium foil and bake it in the oven for 15 minuts at 150 degrees.
  • Serve hot Thalassery Biryani with Boiled Egg.