Kerala Style Pot Chicken Biriyani Recipe


  • Chicken-1 kg
  • Basmati rice-2 kg
  • Onion- 3 nos
  • Tomato-2 nos
  • Coriander leaves-small amount
  • Green chilli-3 nos
  • Ginger-1 nos
  • Garlic-5 to 6 nos
  • Lemon juice-1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder-1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder-11/2 tbsp
  • Garam masala- 1 tbsp
  • Raisins -250 grms
  • Cashewnut-250 grm
  • Bay leaves -1 nos
  • Cardamom-2
  • Cinnamon -1 nos
  • Cloves-3 nos
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil-4 tbsp
  • Ghee- 2 tbsp


  •  First we cut and clean the chicken and keep a side.
  •  Then we grind green chilli, ginger ,garlic into fine paste and keep aside.
  •  Take a large bowl add chicken pieces, salt ,garam masala, turmeric powder, lemon
    juice and 2 or 3 tsp of grinded paste of green chilli mix paste and mix it well and
    marinated for 10 to 12 minutes.
  •  Then we wash and clean the basmati rice and soak for 5 to 10 minutes
  •  Heat ghee in a pan and add raisins and fry it well and set a side
  •  Then we add cashew nut and saute well till the colour changes into light brown.
  •  Again we fry chopped onion and set aside
  •  Now we heat oil in a heavy bottam pan add chopped onion and salt saute well
  •  Then we add crushed greenchilli and ginger garlic paste mix it well
  •  Now we add tomatoes and saute till they become soften.
  •  Add marinated chicken ,coriander leaves and fried onion mix,cover and cook for10 to
    20 minutes
  •  Then we heat ghee in a pot add bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom etc and saute
  •  Then we add soaked basmati rice ,cover and cook well.
  •  Heat ghee in a pan add half cooked chicken curry and put the basmati rice on top.
  •  Again on top we add fried onion coriander leaves, fried cashew nut, raisins ,boiled
    water and salt .
  •  Then heat a banana leaf ,tie it on top of the biriyani pot and cook for 8 to 9 minutes.
  •  When the biryani is cooked ,remove the banana leaf from the top and mix everything
    together .
  •  Remove from heat and keep aside
  •  Serve and enjoy kerala style pot chicken biriyani recipe ..

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