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
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
2 Bay Leaves
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
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
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
Serve Thalassery Biriyani hot with Raita, Pickle & Pappadam .