View Full Version : Chicken Biriyani: Chettinad style

01-27-2004, 11:59 AM
Serves 5 people:

All u need:
Chicken 1.5 kgs
Basmatic /tilda rice: 3 .5 cups
Chilly powder 1 tblspn
dhania powder 1.5 tblspn
Chicken masala 1tblspn
biriyani masala .5 tblspn
Bay leaves: 2
Cloves 5
cardamon 2
cashew nuts 10
Pattai -3
Sombhu- 25 gms, or 1.5 tblspn
Mint leaves, corriander leaves
salt as per taste
Turmeric powder .25 tblspn

Onion 3 finely chopped
tomatoes 3 finely chopped
Garlic 8 cloves
Ginger around 40 gms
(In a mixer crush garlic and ginger to make a paste)

Green chillies 8

Step 1:
Clean the chicken add chilly poweder, dhania powder, chicken masala and salt .Keep it in pressure cooker for 1 whistle.

In a big kadai , pour some oil and fry sombhu,pattai, cloves,bay leaves, cardamon,
In another kadai /cooker pour some ghee (2 to 3 tblspn)
and fry the rice for not more than 3 minutes....Ensure the rice is warm....

add onions, chillies, ginger -garlic mix in the fried stuff(sombhu etc,..) when the onions turns into golden brown add tomatoes and fry. Add biriyani masala Add the chicken mix stuff &fry for 2 minutes...
Fry some cashwenut and add it later when the biriyani is ready 2 serve
step 4:
Transfer the rice into the kadai and add water.
The amount of water u add makes biriyani tastier. Normally add water so that water level is around 3to 4 inches higher than the other stuff( do not add more water than this).
Close the kadai with a lid & the stove shd be lit in medium position(Essential)
Every 5 minutes just mix the biriyani...
Around 20 to 25 min biriyani will be ready to eat..
Add mint, leaves, corriander leaves, and cashew nuts...

01-27-2004, 01:58 PM
wow... katteri kalakkureenga.. :D

Thanks for the recipe..

01-29-2004, 10:04 PM
Katteri.. romba nandri... kalakureenga..s tep by step instructions kuduthu..

Hats off


01-30-2004, 05:30 PM
woww nalla super ra samiyaal panringo yenna ku sapida thaan teriyum . :ee: indha recipe saidhu pakurien :cool:

02-06-2004, 09:21 AM
when u do chicken biriyani u can add curd 2-3 tablespoons so that the chicken will be soft.u can also add mint and coriander leaves when u fry onions becos it gives a different flavour to ur biriyani.

03-26-2004, 04:13 PM
can u tell me the english name for sombu????


03-26-2004, 04:39 PM
BADISHEP == Saunf ===Somph

04-06-2004, 03:17 PM
sombhu - aniseeds

04-12-2004, 01:41 AM
Hi katteri
I tried this receipe, it's really too good and tasty.


04-18-2004, 12:21 AM
i too tried cooking chicken biryani.it was excellent.thanks for the recipe

04-23-2004, 08:44 AM
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thnx for the recipe katteri......... i tried it 'n it tasted good........

04-23-2004, 11:05 AM
ipo than theriyuthu....kateri oda weightku karanum :sm12:

11-04-2004, 02:27 PM
Hi Katteri!!
Yesterday I was just glancing through and found your Biryani Recipe. I tried it out and came out very well.. It tasted so good.. that I ate most of it....;-) Now thats really nice... Thanks so much..


11-14-2004, 07:47 AM
Woh!! Will try today and post the result tomorrow