Monday, February 08, 2010

Thalapakattu Biryani / Indian Biryani Recipes

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Thalapakattu Biryani:

Thalapakattu Biryani is a popular rice dish in India.  This is famous for its spicy taste, rich aroma and strong flavor. You’ll never forget the taste, once you’ve enjoyed this biryani. Here, I’m very happy to share this recipe with you…

  • Chicken                       - ½ kg
  • Biryani rice                  - ½ kg
  • Onion                          - 5
  • Tomato                        - 4
  • Green chilly                 - 7
  • Red chilly pwd           - 1 tsp
  • Cardomom, cloves      - 6
  • Cinnamon                    - 2
  • Cashew                       - 6
  • Ginger                         - a small piece
  • Garlic                          - 10
  • Curd                            - small cup
  • Garam masala              - 1 tbsp
  • Thick coconut milk     - ½ cup
  • Lemon                         - 1
  • Oil                               - 100 g
  • Ghee                            - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander and mint leaves
  • Salt to taste

  1. Boil biryani rice and spread in separate bowl.
  2. Chop onion, tomato to fine pieces.
  3. Slit green chilli, grate ginger garlic.
  4. Take 2 cups of thick coconut milk and keep aside ready.
  5. Heat 2 tbsp ghee, fry cashew to golden, keep aside.
  6. Add cardomom, cloves, cinnamon and allow to splutter.
  7. Add onion pieces, roast to golden brown.
  8. Take half of the onion from this and keep aside ( can be used at the last)
  9. Add ginger and garlic sauté well, add curd, tomato, salt and green chilly.
  10. Add garam masala pwd, red chilly pwd, chicken pieces and fry in medium flame for 5 mins.
  11. Add coconut milk and allow chicken to cook covered.
  12. Once the gravy thickens, add fresh lemon juice, combine well.
  13. Add chopped coriander and mint leaves. Toss it well.
  14. Add this chicken curry masala to the white rice and mix gently.
  15. Add fried cashew, roasted onion, mix them, keep it closed for 10 mins.
  1. Serve hot with onion raita.

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    1. wow! Yummy!! You have lots of biriyani recipes here. Biriyani is my fav. I would love to try some of them soon..

    2. Hy Yummy Team,
      TQ for your lovely feedback...I love to hear from you.

    3. You taste ammachi mess briyani in 4th main rood ayar love the taste.Mohan

    4. It temptz to eatttttttttttttttttttt...........

    5. I had eaten many different kinds of briyani and cooked recently but not posted yet. Your is different but yummy too and pretty much the same ingredients. Thank you for visiting my site (Join us!)

    6. Looks absolutely yummy!

    7. Hi jay aka,

      Love ur posts.. esp nonveg... u make ultimate dishes.. i wanna muslim wedding briyani tamilnadu style.. im looking for this recipe for a verrry long time.. i got one receipe from "". but it didnt come out well.. I know you are expert in this.. do give us a recipe whenever possible.

      Jayasudha kumar

    8. Hi Jay are you from Chennai? I love thalaapakattu Biriyani there was one near my office and we used to go there frequently. Will definitely try this out

    9. Hello Jay,
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    10. Thanks a lot for your precious time n inspiring feedback..:)
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