Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thalassery Biryani








Thalassery Biryani:



I saw the recipe of Thalassery Biryani in a popular  TV cookery show  last week. It is absolutely mouthwatering and I can’t wait to try it.  The traditional recipe is prepared with chicken and other simple Indian ingredients.


Exactly I tried out the same step by step instructional video recipe and it came out very well.  And this Biryani is very popular in Kerala Cuisine and got its name from the Keyi family of Thalassery..!

Try out this traditional  &  yummy recipe !






Ingredients:




·         Chicken pieces                          - ½ kg
·         Basmati rice                              - 2 cups
·         Red chilly pwd                           - 1 tbsp
·         Turmeric pwd                             - ½ tsp
·         Lemon juice                               - 2 tbsp
·         Ghee                                        - 2 tbsp
·         Bay leaf                                    - 1
·         Cloves                                       - 2 to 3
·         Cinnamon                                  - 1
·         Cardamom                                - 1
·         Saunf                                        - ¼ tsp
·         Onion                                        - 4
·         Tomato                                     - 3
·         Green chilly                               - 3 to 4
·         Ginger garlic paste                     - 1 tbsp
·         Coriander and mint leaves           - handful
·         Garam masala pwd                    - 1 tsp
·         Yoghurd                                    - ¼ cup
·         Fried onions                              - 2 tbsp
·         Food color                                 - a pinch
·         Cashew                                    - 5
·         Raisins                                     - 10
·         Oil to shallow fry
·         Salt to taste






Method:











1.     Wash and clean the chicken pieces.
2.     Wash and soak basmati rice for 10 mins.
3.     Drain and set aside.
4.     Make a paste of red chilly pwd, turmeric pwd,  1 tbsp lemon juice and salt.
5.     Marinade the chicken in this paste for 1 hour.
6.     Heat oil in a fry pan.
7.     Shallow fry the marinated chicken and keep aside.
8.     Heat ghee in the pan.
9.     Add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, saunf and cardamom.
10.  Wait to crackle.
11.  Add one sliced onion pieces.
12.  Sauté to golden.
13.  Add soaked rice and water.
14.  Pressure cook till the rice is ¾ th  done.
15.  Now, heat ghee in the pan.
16.  Add the remaining onions, green chillies slit lengthwise, ginger garlic paste and stir well.
17.  Add chopped tomato pieces and cook for a minute.
18.  Add freshly chopped coriander and mint leaves.
19.  Next add garam masala pwd, yoghurd and salt.
20.  Allow the mixture to cook well.
21.  Now add the fried chicken pieces.
22.  Cover and cook  the chicken pieces in the gravy.
23.  Take a heavy bottom pan.
24.  Add this chicken along with gravy.
25.  Add a layer of cooked basmati rice over it.
26.  Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice.
27.  Top it with another layer of rice.
28.  Add fried onions, few drops of food color, raisins and cashews.
29.  Close the lid tightly and place the weight on top.
30.  Keep in simmer for 8 to 10 mins.
31.  Remove from flame.
32.  once the pressure goes off, fluff the biryani gently.













33.  Serve hot Thalassery Biryani with boiled eggs and raitha.

63 comments:

  1. Italian TV don't show such good food but too complicated recipes made with ingredients as rare as the phoenix-bird feathers!!

    I love your biryani and I will do it!!

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  2. This dish is too much Jay...I just cant resist this deeeliiicious biryani...Too tempting!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  3. Loved this biryani. This is one of my favorites. Yous look so tempting and very inviting.

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  4. absoultely perfect biryani...rice r cooked well!! yum yum!

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  5. i love to cook biriyanis in different way.will try this soon...looks very yum..

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  6. I would love to try it - what is saunf?
    Looks delicious!!!

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  7. Yes I willa also like to know what saunf is?:)

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  8. saunf or fennel seeds or aniseed is a spice. It is available at all Indian stores. It is used to flavor dishes. It is a very efficient digestive and mouth freshener and is often eaten chewed as an after-mint.
    giv a try..:)

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  9. Thank u friends for your inspiring feedback..! Keep in touch..:)

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  10. This biryani looks perfect and tasty!

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  11. my fav dish...looks tasty...

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  12. I am drooling over here... :-)

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  13. Really tasty recipe, thanks for sharing! have a good day....

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  14. for me its superhit recipe...will surly give it a try...

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  15. Looks very nice although I don't eat meat. I made a similar one with veggies 9http://365daysveg.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/vegetable-dum-biryani/) and yes, it sure turned out yum liked you had mentioned!

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  16. Looks super yummy Jay A chicken lover's feast no doubt! :)

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  17. Hmmm making-me-drool biryani. would love to have the entire plate

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  18. that looks awesome! i get inspired by seeing recipes too hehehe

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  19. I love biryani! These look amazing, Jay!

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  20. Biryani is one of my favorite meals and yours look fantastic Jay!

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  21. This biryani looks perfect...will surely give it a try...

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  22. This biryani looks perfect...will surely give it a try...

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  23. This biryani looks perfect...will surely give it a try...

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  24. This biryani looks perfect...will surely give it a try...

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  25. This biryani looks perfect...will surely give it a try...

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  26. looks awesome...will surely try it..

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  27. Makes me hungry..looks awesome dear

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  28. Un plato que tiene que estar muy sabroso.
    Besos.

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  29. Biriyani looks to be awesome. Making me hungry already. Awesome pics.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  30. wow...another interesting n yummy birani recipe from u...looks so tempting n i like the recipe so much...want to try it soon !!!

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  31. This looks delicious, and such a dedicated list of spices!

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  32. Perfectly done dear...I am drooling over your clicks..

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  33. Hello Jay
    Lovely recipe for Thalassery briyani. They look so good. Makes me crave for a plate now.

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  34. Wow. Super biryani. Looks so authentic.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  35. love this biriyani recipe dear! awesome!

    http://anuzhealthykitchen.blogspot.com/2011/07/event-berries-strawberry-desserts.html

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  36. Looks super yum.I would be one happy person, if you would enter this in the Kerala kitchen hosted by me this month.Thanks in advance.

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  37. Super and delicious biryani !!

    Ongoing event --CC-Appetizers

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  38. U nailed it JAy once again.. Am drooling and longing for this briyani..

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  39. Jay, thank you for answering. I use fennel seeds often...didn't know it's called saunf (learned something today) ;-)

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  40. U r welcome Jasna..:)

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  41. Dear Friends,
    YOur comments are very valuable to me..!
    Hope you enjoy this tongue tickling biryani recipe..Keep visiting..:)

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  42. Hey Jay , I am from this region and you have made our famous biryani perfectly :D.

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  43. Looks tempting.. will defintely give a try.

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  44. Jay, the biryani sounds great! I am coming for dinner tonight!! You cook really well...
    http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com

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  45. Jay, the biryani sounds great! I am coming for dinner tonight!! You cook really well...
    http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com

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  46. Jay, the biryani sounds great! I am coming for dinner tonight!! You cook really well...
    http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com

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  47. thallisary is my home town...so seeing this briyani remembers my home....u have done it super

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  48. :P my mouth is watering...I shud try this...I like biriyanis of North Kerala...and did succeed preparing Malabar Chicken Biriyani...
    Hey Jay, Thanks for being there in my space :)..I will keep drop in here :)

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  49. Wow.. the biryani looks mouthwatering :D Yummmm :)

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  50. My mom is from Thalasaerry, and this definitely reminds me of my mom's awesome biryani! thanks for the memory lane..

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  51. all of those ingredients are wonderful! the spice combination sounds incredible!!! :)

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  52. hi jay... what? you said simple briyani with all that so many ingredients...ha ha ha , but i still want to try this out..
    i am very passionate about flavored rice especially briyanithanks for sharing ya.

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  53. its a famous biryani indeed...thx r4 the yummy receipe...

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  54. My mouth is watering right now watching the pics, looks so delicious!

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  55. this is one wonderful looking biriyani

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  56. absolutely love it...perfectly done...

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  57. Wow... you're right this does look mouthwatering! I wish I could have a plate of it. Great recipe. : )

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  58. I always loved your different varieties of Biryani's... you are really a specialist in making biryani's dear...

    Dish Name Starts with J
    Learning-to-cook
    Regards,
    Akila

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  59. Wow wow looks so delicous...nice clicks..

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  60. We absolutely love this biriyani. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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