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Chettinad Chicken Biryani Recipe

Chettinad is an area in Tamilnadu (a state in the southern part of India) and Chettinad cuisine is known for being aromatic and spicy. The biryani masala used in Chettinad chicken biryani is slightly different from the traditional one.

  • Prep time:
  • 30mins
  • cook time:
  • 30mins
  • serves:
  • 8

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Non-vegetarian

Level : Moderate

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Mains

Recipe Notes

1. Adjust salt/chili powder before adding chicken – The last thing you want is a bland-tasting biryani. Do not add more water than needed.

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Ingredients

Ingredients For Chettinad Chicken Biryani Recipe

Methods
  • 1. Whisk all the ingredients listed in the marinade section except chicken. Coat the chicken with the prepared marinade and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
  • 2. In a pan Add cinnamon stick, cloves, bay leaves, peppercorns, star anise, black cardamom, and dried plum and when they start to sizzle (around 10-15 seconds) add onions. Fry the onions till they turn soft and translucent (approximately 10-12 minutes).
  • 3. Add garlic and ginger and saute it with the onions for a minute or so. Add tomatoes, salt, and chili powder and continue frying them till they are soft and mushy, (approximately 10-12 minutes).
  • 4. Add chili powder, garam masala and coconut milk to the Instant Pot. Do a taste test – the salt should slightly be on the higher side. 
  • 5. Add marinated chicken and mix well. [NOTE - if using chicken with bones, pressure cook on high for 3 minutes and do a quick release and proceed with the steps
  • 6. Drain the water from the soaked rice and add the rice on top of the chicken and add just enough water to completely submerge the rice.
  • 7. Pressure cook for 5/6 mins
  • 8. Open the lid and let the steam escape. Add a tablespoon of ghee and wait for 5 minutes before fluffing the rice and mixing in the ghee. 
  • 9. Garnish with coriander leaves and gently mix before serving. Serve hot with raita or yogurt.
  • 10. I have added egg and potato like Bengali people does .

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