Kayikkante Biryani / Kayees Rahmathulla Hotel Style Chicken Biryani / Kaikka’s Biryani | How to make Kayikkante Biryani / Kayees Rahmathulla Hotel Style Chicken Biryani / Kaikka’s Biryani

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  • By Jessy Jacob
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About Kayikkante Biryani / Kayees Rahmathulla Hotel Style Chicken Biryani / Kaikka’s Biryani

A homely version of the lip-smacking biryani from the famous Kayees Rahmathulla Restaurant in Mattancherry, Fort Cochin-Kerala-India. The restaurant is a paradise for all biryani lovers with a unique taste for its signature biryani.

Kayikkante Biryani / Kayees Rahmathulla Hotel Style Chicken Biryani / Kaikka’s Biryani, a mouth-watering delicacy which no one can resist. Most people try this amazing dish at restaurants, but with this recipe you can easily make it at home with the same taste. This super quick and easy recipe is written by Jessy Jacob. Kayikkante Biryani / Kayees Rahmathulla Hotel Style Chicken Biryani / Kaikka’s Biryani is a dish which demands no explanations, it's a whole world of flavour in itself. Kayikkante Biryani / Kayees Rahmathulla Hotel Style Chicken Biryani / Kaikka’s Biryani is a very simple and easy recipe to prepare. The time required to make this recipe is not very much, but the delicious taste it renders is just remarkable. This recipe of Kayikkante Biryani / Kayees Rahmathulla Hotel Style Chicken Biryani / Kaikka’s Biryani by Jessy Jacob is perfect to serve 8 people. Even beginners can also try this recipe. The recipe is explained step by step with pictures that it becomes very easy to understand each and every step, which actually turns out to be very useful. So, the next time you have a get together, night party, kitty party or any other occasion don't forget to try out the absolutely amazing Kayikkante Biryani / Kayees Rahmathulla Hotel Style Chicken Biryani / Kaikka’s Biryani.

  • Prep Time20mins
  • Cook Time60mins
  • Serves8People
Kayikkante Biryani / Kayees Rahmathulla Hotel Style Chicken Biryani / Kaikka’s Biryani

Ingredients to make Kayikkante Biryani / Kayees Rahmathulla Hotel Style Chicken Biryani / Kaikka’s Biryani

  • Chicken – 1 kg, cleaned and cut into medium size pieces (you could replace it with mutton also)
  • Basmati rice- 2 cups
  • Shallots / pearl onions – 8-10, finely chopped
  • Onions – 5, thinly sliced
  • Green chilies – 8, finely chopped
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tbsp
  • Tomato – 2, finely chopped
  • Lemon -1
  • Curd – 1/2 cup
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
  • Bay leaves-2
  • Cinnamon stick- 1
  • Cloves – 5 pieces
  • Cardamom pods – 5 pieces
  • Star Anise – 2 pieces
  • Pineapple – 2 slices, finely chopped
  • Salt – to taste
  • Ghee/clarified butter – 5 tbsp
  • Oil – As needed
  • Cashew nuts – 100 g
  • Raisins – 100 g
  • Mint leaves – A bunch, finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves- A bunch, finely chopped
  • Almonds-6, soaked and skin removed
  • Coconut milk – 1/2 cup (optional)
  • Few strands saffron (optional)
  • Water- 4 cups

How to make Kayikkante Biryani / Kayees Rahmathulla Hotel Style Chicken Biryani / Kaikka’s Biryani

  1. Marinate the chicken pieces with turmeric powder, chili powder, and salt. Leave it aside for 30 mins.
  2. In a heavy bottomed pan, heat ghee. Add half of the sliced onions and fry them until golden brown. Drain them on a paper towel and keep aside.
  3. Add the cashews and raisins and fry them. Drain them on paper towel and keep aside.
  4. To prepare the chicken masala: Add oil to the pan and saute the remaining of the sliced onions until golden brown.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste and the chopped shallots and saute well until the raw smell goes away and it becomes golden in color. Add the chopped tomatoes and mix well until soft and mushy.
  6. Add turmeric powder, garam masala powder, and salt and fry until the oil separates. Add the marinated chicken and curd and mix well.
  7. Add half of the chopped coriander and mint leaves and mix well. Cover and cook for 15-20 mins on until the chicken is cooked well. Switch off the flame and keep aside.
  8. To prepare the rice: Wash the basmati rice and soak in water for 20 mins. In a deep-bottomed vessel, boil 4 cups of water with salt, cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds, and star anise.
  9. Drain the rice, and add it to the boiled water with the spices and allow it to cook until it is done three fourth. Drain the rice and keep it aside.
  10. Grind the soaked almonds along with coconut milk. Add saffron strands to the almond-coconut milk mixture and keep it ready for sprinkling over the dum.
  11. To prepare the dum: Spread ghee in a biryani pot. Layer half of the rice. Add half of the chopped coriander + mint leaves and the almond-coconut milk mixture.
  12. Spread the chicken masala over the rice. Finally layer the remaining rice over the chicken masala.
  13. Sprinkle some ghee, the remaining almond coconut mixture, coriander + mint leaves, chopped pineapple, and fried cashews + raisins + fried onions.
  14. Seal the lid of the biryani pot with maida dough or with a tight lid and cook it on low flame for 20 mins. Open and serve the delicious Kayikkante biryani with raita and pickle.

Reviews for Kayikkante Biryani / Kayees Rahmathulla Hotel Style Chicken Biryani / Kaikka’s Biryani (1)

Anu Sachdeva2 months ago
Mouthwatering biryani..
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