Thalassery Biriyani

Thalassery Biriyani

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Biriyani is one of my favourite dish of all time . I had tried different  types of Biriyani, but so far, this one (Thalassery Biriyani ) is my favourite recipe . In this recipe I had not used Chilli Powder, instead I used Green Chillies for the flavour . This Biriyani is packed with flavours, I am sure You all are going to love this recipe ………..

Ingredients needed to make Thalassery Biriyani :

1 Whole Chicken, cleaned & cut into medium size pieces


1. Marination :

3tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste

3-4 Green Chillies, finely chopped

1/2tsp Turmeric

3-4tbsp Yogurt



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Method :

Mix all the ingredients together .

Marinate the Chicken well & allow it to sit aside for about 30min.


 2. Cooking Rice :

3cup Rice, washed & soaked in Water for about 15min

6cup Boiling Water


1stick Cinnamon

4-5 Cardamom

6-7 Cloves

2 Bay Leaves



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Method :

Heat some Ghee in a pan & add all the Spices ( Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves & Bay Leaves )

Add Rice & stir well .

Fry the Rice for few min.

Carefully add Water & Salt .

Taste & make sure there is enough Salt in the Water .

Stir everything well .

When the Water & Rice comes to the same level, close the pan with a tight lid & wait for about 2-3 min & turn the Gas off .

Allow it to sit there & finish the cooking .

Don’t open the lid.

After 20-25min open the lid & fluff the Rice using a fork .


 3. Garnish :

1 Onion, sliced lengthwise

Cashew & Raisin

Ghee & Oil


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Method :

Heat some Ghee & Oil together in a pan & fry the Onion until it turns golden brown in colour .

In the remaining Oil fry Cashew & Raisins .

Transfer it into a bowl & keep aside .


 4. Making Chicken Curry :

1 Onion, finely chopped

2-3tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste

3-4 Tomato, diced

1tbsp Garam Masala

1/4tsp Turmeric Powder

Black Pepper Powder, if needed

1/2cup Coconut Milk

Coriander Leaves, finely chopped




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Method :

Heat some Oil in a pan & sauté Onion until it turns light brown in colour .

Add Ginger Garlic paste & sauté for few min .

Add Tomato & mix everything well .

Add marinated Chicken into the Onion & Tomato mixture .

Mix everything well & add all the Powder’s (Turmeric, Garam Masala, Pepper Powder & Salt) .

Mix everything well .

Cover the pan with a tight lid & allow the Chicken to cook .

Don’t forget to stir occasionally .

When Chicken is almost cooked add Coconut Milk & mix everything well.

Cook until Chicken is cooked through .

Sprinkle with Coriander leaves & turn the Gas off .


 5. Final Step :

Take a heavy bottom pan & rub some Ghee on the bottom & sides of the pan .

Layer some Rice & on top add some Chicken Curry .

Sprinkle some fried Onion & Nuts .

Continue the step until You finish Rice & Chicken Curry .

Sprinkle the leftover Onion & Nuts on top .

Cover the pan with a tight lid .

Bake on a 350degree pre-heated Oven for about 30-35min


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Serve Thalassery Biriyani  hot with Raita, Pickle & Pappadam .

Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!




  1. I can say this recipe is Very easy and very very tasty. With minimum effort and easy to find ingredients I would definitely recommend it! Thank you Suby for this wonderful recipe!