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Chicken Biryani – Kozhikode Chicken Biriyani

Chicken Biryani – Kozhikode Chicken Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani)

Chicken Biryani - Kozhikode Chicken Biriyani(Kozhi Biryani)


INGREDIENTS
For marinade of Chicken Biryani:
Chicken – 1/2 kg
Yogurt/Curd – 1/2 cup
Corianderleaves – 25 gm
Mintleaves (Pudhina) – 25 gm
Curryleaves – 10 gm
Cuminseeds (Jeerakam) – 1/2 tsp
Coriander seed powder – 1 tsp
Aniseed (Perinjeerakam) powder – 1/2 tsp
Greenchillies (chopped) – 25 gm
Garlic – 20 gm
Ginger (chopped) – 2 tsp
Turmericpowder – 1/2 tsp
Lime juice – 1 tsp
Poppyseeds (Khashakhasha) paste – 1 tsp
For rice:
Clarified butter – 1 tbsp
Cinnamon(Karugapatta) – 5 – 6 pieces
Bay leaf(Vazhana/karuga ela) – 1 no
Cardamom (Elakka) seeds – 4 – 5 nos
Curryleaves – 4 – 5 nos
Cloves (Grambu) – 4 – 5 nos
Onion (chopped) – 1 no
Broken rice – 250 gm
Water – 1/2 litre
Salt – As reqd
For Biryani masala:
Clarified butter – 2 tbsp
Cinnamon(Karugapatta) – 5-6 pieces
Bay leaf(Vazhana/Karuga ela) – 1 no
Cloves (Grambu) – 4 -5 nos
Cardamom (Elakka)seeds – 4 -5 nos
Nutmeg (Jathikka) – 1 no
Onions – 100 gm
Tomato (medium) – 1 no(cut into 4 pieces)
For garnishing
DIRECTIONS
Step 1
Mix together yogurt, coriander leaves, mint leaves, curry leaves, cumin seeds, coriander seed powder, aniseed powder, green chillies, garlic, ginger, turmeric powder, lime juice and poppy seed paste and marinate the chicken in it. Keep aside for 1/2 an hour.
Step 2
Heat clarified butter or ghee in a pan.
Step 3
Add cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom seeds, curry leaves and cloves.
Step 4
Add onions and saute, till they turn translucent.
Step 5
Add washed and cleaned rice. Add enough salt.
Step 6
Cook, till rice turns translucent.
Step 7
Add water and allow it to boil.
Step 8
When the water comes to a boil, lower the flame and cover the pan.
Step 9
Cook on low flame for at least 15 minutes, after which the rice would be done.
Step 10
Heat clarified butter or ghee in a pan.
Step 11
Add cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom seeds, nutmeg and cloves.
Step 12
Add onions and saute till brown.
Step 13
Add tomatoes and saute.
Step 14
Add marinated chicken.
Step 15
Cover the pan and cook for at least 5 minutes on a medium flame.
Step 16
Remove the cover and cook on low flame for another 10 minutes to allow gravy to thicken.
Step 17
Layer the serving bowl with alternating layers of rice and the chicken masala.
Step 18
Garnish the top with a boiled egg cut in four pieces, roasted cashews and raisins.
Step 19
:- Malabar Chicken Biryani is ready.
Step 20
:- Enjoy the chicken biryani.
Step 21
:- Serve chicken biryani with raita and papad.

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