Kerala Chicken Briyani

Kerala  Briyani


Chicken -1 kg

Basmati Rice-1 Kg

Salt to taste



For the Tempering / Tadka:



Cinnamon bark-3 pieces

Bay leaves-2


For the Sauté:

Onions-4 medium

Green chillies-6 medium


Ginger -3tsp




Fresh Coriander – 1/3 bunches

Mint leaves-1/2 bunches (optional)

Preparation method:

  1. Heat ghee in a pan, add washed basmati rice and fry it nicely For the 2 to 3 mins. keep it aside.
  2. Heat ghee/oil in a pressure cooker; add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaves.
  3. Add Chopped onions and green chillies and sauté it
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and salt cook it For the 7 mins.
  5. When the oil floats at the top, add the chicken pieces and mix it well.
  6. Add the basmati rice and water to the chicken.(Water ratio 1:2- including the mixture prepared)
  7. Add lemon juice, coriander and mint leaves
  8. Cook it For the 3 -5 whistles
  9. Serve it hot with raita.