Chettinad chicken biriyani | How to make Chettinad chicken biriyani

By Adaikkammai annamalai  |  10th Apr 2018  |  
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About Chettinad chicken biriyani Recipe

Chettinad chicken biryani recipe in pressure cooker. Delicious chicken biryani recipe from chettinad cuisine, one of the most popular South Indian cuisine. The main high light of this chettinad biryani is the unique medley of spices and coconut milk. * Chettinad biryani is generally made with seeraga samba rice, since I did not have them I used basmati rice. The main aroma of this biryani comes from the seeraga samba rice, coconut milk and mild spices. However if you do not have seeraga samba rice, then use basmati rice to make this chettinad goes the recipe of chettinad chicken biriyani,, must try n tell how turned

Chettinad chicken biriyani

Ingredients to make Chettinad chicken biriyani

  • To make a paste;
  • 1 tsp of fennel seeds
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 to 2 - 1/2tsps. Of ginger garlic paste or 1 inch ginger 4 to 5 garlic cloves
  • 3 green cardamoms
  • Marination;
  • 400 to 500 grams of chicken pieces
  • 2 tbsps curd/ yogurt
  • Ground paste from above
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • To temper;
  • 2 to 3 tbsp oil (adjust as needed)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 inch small cinnamon stick
  • #other ingredients;
  • 2 cups seeraga samba rice or basmati rice
  • 3- 1/2 cups thin coconut milk or 1-1/2cups thick coconut milk + 2 cups water
  • salt as needed
  • 1 large onion sliced thinly about 3/4cup
  • 2 to 3 green chillies (use as needed)
  • 1 large tomato deseeded chopped or about 1/2 cup or pureed
  • Handful of mint leaves chopped Handful of coriander leaves

How to make Chettinad chicken biriyani

  1. Method: ( before preparation ) Wash chicken thoroughly and drain completely. * Powder fennel, cinnamon, cloves and cardamoms to a fine powder in a mixer jar. Then add ginger garlic. Make a fine paste of all. If your blender doesn't do it finely, then add curd mentioned for marination and blend. You can also use a hand pestle to do this. Add the paste, curd, turmeric, chili powder and chicken to a mixing bowl. Marinate and set aside.
  2. Wash and soak rice for at least 20 to 30 mins. Drain the water. And , Keep your coconut milk and water ready.
  3. Making chettinad chicken biryani; Add oil to a hot pot or pressure cooker.Saute bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon, Add onions and green chilies. Fry until they turn golden.
  4. Add chicken and saute on a medium heat until the chicken turns pale and whitish
  5. Then add tomatoes, mint and coriander leaves. Sprinkle salt and cook covered on a low heat untl the tomatoes turn mushy. Chicken is almost half cooked at this stage. Do not cook on high heat as it will make the chicken hard. Cook without lid until the moisture from tomatoes and curd evaporates completely
  6. Add drained rice and cook on a medium heat , If making in pressure cooker. cover and cook on a medium heat for 1 whistle. If making in pot, Cook in open pot until almost the water is absorbed. Then cover and cook on a low heat until soft cooked. If the rice remains undercooked, you may need to sprinkle some water and cook until done.
  7. Allow the cooked chicken biryani to rest for atleast 15 mins , Open the lid and fluff up gently. Garnish Chettinad chicken biryani with eggs or coriander leaves.
  8. Serve with onion raita/ gravy
  9. While grinding masala paste some prefer to add fennel seeds for more flavor. If you prefer to do so add about 1 tbsp roasted fennel seeds( Sombu).

My Tip:

You can omit coconut milk and place it with water but coconut milk makes big difference in preparing chettinad style

Reviews for Chettinad chicken biriyani (3)

Sukhmani Bedi10 months ago

V nice
Adaikkammai annamalai
10 months ago
tq mut try n share ur feedback

Hema Mallik10 months ago

I really want to try this.
Adaikkammai annamalai
10 months ago
sure dear,, vwry happy to see the snap

Latha Nair10 months ago

Yumm. Chettinad dishes r spicy yet tasty a bit complicated too to make.
Adaikkammai annamalai
10 months ago
tq so much,, try n tel how turned out