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Thalappakatti style chicken Biriyani
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Thalappakatti style chicken Biriyani

Thalappakatti style chicken Biriyani
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1.5 cups seeraga samba rice
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 5 no green chillies
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 no cloves
  • 1 no cardamom
  • 1/2 inch mace strand
  • 1.5 cups shallots
  • 1/4 cup garlic
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/8 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 kg chicken
  • salt - to taste
  • 1/2 cup curd


  • Rice soaked in water for 15 min.
  • Green masala paste : Grind together ginger, green chilli, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and mace strand with little water to a fine paste.
  • Finely chop shallots and garlic. Finely chop mint and coriander leaves
  • Heat oil, drop in the green masala paste. Saute in the chopped onions and garlic.
  • When it is slightly brown, add the chicken. Mix well, add salt and close and cook the chicken
  • When the chicken is almost done, open and add the curd, chopped coriander and mint leaves.
  • Mix well and add water required. It is 1.5 cups water to 1 cup rice. give it a boil, check seasoning (water has to slightly saltier).
  • When it boils, add rice. Mix well and close and cook in medium flame until rice is done
  • When rice is done, drizzle ghee on top and fluff it up